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Events September 28, 2013

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Books! Libros! Livre!

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

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Don’t judge a book by its cover…design the cover instead! In September, join us to celebrate National Literacy Month and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Open up a story and discover the many languages and cultures throughout the museum. Read, write, paint and sculpt in our studio with other authors and artists. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.

Baltimore Book Festival Weekend

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–05:00 PM

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Join us for a variety of book-themed activities for the Baltimore Book Festival, in the Mount Vernon Park right outside the museum. See an exhibition of medieval manuscripts. Watch how paper conservators do their work. Browse the museum store for art books and museum catalogues.


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Rye Rocks at the Walters: A Drinks Party

Date: 01/31/15

Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Celebrate William and Henry Walters, and their gift to the city of Baltimore, at a rye whiskey tasting sponsored by the Women's Committee.

Gallery Talk: Images of the African Diaspora in the Walters' Collection

Date: 02/05/15

Time: 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Jackie Copeland, Special Advisor on Strategic Partnerships, leads a half-hour-long tour and discussion exploring African American identity.

ArtBytes 3 Hackathon

Date: 02/06/15 - 02/08/15

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum will host its third annual hackathon, ArtBytes 3, during which technology and creative communities work together to build programs and applications that enhance the museum experience for visitors.

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