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Events August 02, 2013

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013–Sunday, August 11, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. Held in conjunction with Artscape (July 19–21), America’s largest free arts festival, the finalists and semifinalists exhibitions are presented in partnership with the Walters and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, September 8, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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This exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras.

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh's Tomb (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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This week we will travel up the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings. Keep your eyes peeled for pyramids and the Sphinx along the way! As junior archaeologists we will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphics and play Egyptian board games. Work as a team to find the Pharaoh’s tomb and discover what secrets lay inside! Join us at the end of the week for a special expedition exhibition.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh's Tomb (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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This week we will travel up the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings. Keep your eyes peeled for pyramids and the Sphinx along the way! As junior archaeologists we will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphics and play Egyptian board games. Work as a team to find the Pharaoh’s tomb and discover what secrets lay inside! Join us at the end of the week for a special expedition exhibition.

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Explore the tombs of ancient Egypt this week to discover myths of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and mummies. Uncover secret, protective amulets, shake your sistrum and walk like an Egyptian through our galleries. This week campers will build pyramids, erect monuments, become scribes and make their own mummy myths. We will finish the week with a celebration fit for a pharaoh!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Explore the tombs of ancient Egypt this week to discover myths of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and mummies. Uncover secret, protective amulets, shake your sistrum and walk like an Egyptian through our galleries. This week campers will build pyramids, erect monuments, become scribes and make their own mummy myths. We will finish the week with a celebration fit for a pharaoh!


Featured Events

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: 10/26/14 - 04/17/16

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

Museum Hours

Date: 10/30/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM

Jem Cohen’s elegant drama Museum Hours is the story of an unexpected friendship between Johan, a museum guard, and Anna, a enigmatic visitor, set against the backdrop of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the city of Vienna. The museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. 107 min. NR.

The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

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