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Events August 06, 2014

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014–Sunday, August 17, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Presented by the Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, this exhibition will show the work of the finalists for the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Artists will compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition.

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014–Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Before Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Drawing People, Places and Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–10:00 AM

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Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

After Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places and Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 04:15 PM–05:30 PM

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After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

Before and After Care: Puppets Sculpture Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places &Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–05:30 PM

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Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 9 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects.

6th-8th Grade: The Artist's Studio Experience: Puppets: Sculpture, Stage & Screen

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Spend a week creating a world with puppets! From finger puppets to shadow puppets, explore different types of puppetry and experiment with soft sculpture and mixed media. Participants will learn about character development and set design, while learning mechanics, lighting, and production methods such as stop-motion animation and videography.

9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Drawing: People, Places & Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Participants will create observational drawings based on individually selected themes and objects in the museum.  Students will create sketchbooks to use in the galleries and studios, experiment with a variety of drawing materials and styles, and complete several large-scale drawings for their portfolios. The group will discuss historical and contemporary art, examine professional artists’ portfolios, explore a variety of drawing techniques, and exercise individual and group critiques.

Teacher Preview Tours: Conservation Secrets

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

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During the teacher preview tour, you will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.


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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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