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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

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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