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Events Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Student Response Show: Facing Our Community

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012–Sunday, February 3, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Facing Our Community is a small exhibition of artwork created by Maryland middle and high school students in response to the Walters Art Museum’s special exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012–Monday, January 21, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the wealth of European art to reveal the hidden presence of Africans in Renaissance society and the many roles they played. The portraits at the core of this show provide a window on an unsuspected facet of a society deeply impacted by the expanding worldview of the Age of Exploration.

Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Silversmiths of Yemen

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012–Monday, January 21, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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This focus show of approximately 25 objects introduces Yemeni-Jewish silverwork from the Zucker Family Trust collection. Yemeni-Jewish craftsmen produced beautiful silver pieces characterized by elaborate granulation and filigree decoration for Muslim and Jew alike.

Winter Break Art Activities

Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2012–Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Come in out of the cold and make some art with us! Join us for special ArtCart appearances and winter inspired art activities all week long. No registration is required for these free activities. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you.

Drop-in Art Activities: People, Portraits & Power

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013–Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Perhaps you know someone with a noble nose, energetic eyes, or a merry mouth! In January, we will re-create our favorite faces in imaginative ways to help us learn more about ourselves and the people we care about! Our inspiration will come from the special exhibition, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. No registration is required for these free activities. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! Every Saturday and Sunday!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Dinner at Aunt Connies House

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore portraiture in art! Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Just walk in! On Sundays, the Walters offers docent-led tours of a different part of the collection. This week you'll discover The Art of the Ancient World. No reservations are required.

The Congo was the first sub-Saharan African country to be Christianized. However, it wasn’t until the early seventeenth century that an indigenous Congolese ambassador, Ne-Vunda, personally visit Rome. This lecture will examine the media frenzy that greeted Ne-Vunda’s arrival in Rome, his death in Rome, and his memorialization by Pope Paul V and later popes. Please join University of London Professor Dr. Kate Lowe for this engaging and enlightening program.


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Watch Conservators at Work

Date: 10/24/14 - 10/20/15

Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: 12/06/14 - 12/28/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

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