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Events for Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Student Response Show: Facing Our Community

Student Response Show: Facing Our Community

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

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe

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

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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

Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Silversmiths of Yemen

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

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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.

Epiphany: Backstory, News Coverage and Papal Images of the Congolese Embassy to Rome in 1608

Epiphany: Backstory, News Coverage and Papal Images of the Congolese Embassy to Rome in 1608

Date Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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.

Waltee's Cubs Baby Program: Funny Face

Date Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

NEW! Waltee's Cubs is our newest program for families with infants and pre-toddlers. Waltee's Cubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 18 months of age to bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes a gallery tour designed especially for Waltee's Cubs, art material exploration and play. Cooing and crying are welcome!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Dinner at Aunt Connies House

Date Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Dinner at Aunt Connies House

Date Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Dinner at Aunt Connies House

Date Saturday, January 12, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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: Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe

Date Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This free with membership or exhibition admission curator-led tour of Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe examines the multi-dimensional role that Africans played in Renaissance society.

Intercambio—Visitas en Inglés y Español

Date Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

¿Aprenda inglés? Disfrútese del arte y del lenguaje en el Museo de Arte Walters haciendo parte de de la serie bilingüe en las galerías llamada -- Intercambio.

Intercambio—Tours in English and Spanish

Date Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

Learning Spanish? Have fun with art and language in the Walters Art Museum as part of the bilingual (Spanish and English) gallery series called Intercambio.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Faces and Feelings

Date Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

ArtTots is our early childhood museum program specially designed just for 2-3 year olds and their favorite adult! Each ArtTots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Explore emotions in art! Teacher: Miss Emily

Homeschool Workshop:Medieval Art Around the World 5-6

Homeschool Workshop:Medieval Art Around the World 5-6

Date Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Did you know that the Japanese Samurai warriors were also poets? Or that Viking explorers reached North America way before 1492? Students will explore the medieval period from a global perspective and discover the daily life and developments of various cultures throughout the "dark ages".

Homeschool Workshop:Medieval Art Around the World 7-9

Homeschool Workshop:Medieval Art Around the World 7-9

Date Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Did you know that the Japanese Samurai warriors were also poets? Or that Viking explorers reached North America way before 1492? Students will explore the medieval period from a global perspective and discover the daily life and developments of various cultures throughout the "dark ages".

Homeschool Workshop:Medieval Art Around the World 10-12

Homeschool Workshop:Medieval Art Around the World 10-12

Date Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Did you know that the Japanese Samurai warriors were also poets? Or that Viking explorers reached North America way before 1492? Students will explore the medieval period from a global perspective and discover the daily life and developments of various cultures throughout the "dark ages".

Life Before Hairspray: Secrets of Ancient Roman Hairdressing

Life Before Hairspray: Secrets of Ancient Roman Hairdressing

Date Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time 05:30 PM–06:30 PM

The elaborate hairstyles depicted on ancient Roman portraits are impressive--even more so once you realize they were styled without the help of wigs, electrical implements, hairspray, shampoo or even bobby pins! Join us for a gallery talk with ancient hairdressing authority Janet Stephens and learn just how clever those Roman hair stylists were!

Peabody String Orchestra

Peabody String Orchestra

Date Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Peabody Performance Academy String Orchestra returns to the Walters to present an exciting program, including the world premiere of Concertino Piccolo by Thomas Benjamin and Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite. The orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Find a Hero (11AM)

Date Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Mythical and historical, ancient and modern – there are heroes among us! Throughout the museum, there are many heroes to admire; they are honored in sculptures and paintings and often displayed behind beautiful frames. During this heroic adventure, explore how artists have helped to keep heroes alive throughout history! Travel to our studio to apply similar techniques as you celebrate and honor the heroes in your life. For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Find a Hero (1PM)

Date Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Mythical and historical, ancient and modern – there are heroes among us! Throughout the museum, there are many heroes to admire; they are honored in sculptures and paintings and often displayed behind beautiful frames. During this heroic adventure, explore how artists have helped to keep heroes alive throughout history! Travel to our studio to apply similar techniques as you celebrate and honor the heroes in your life. For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date Sunday, January 20, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this one of our free, weekly walk-in tours, "Portraits: Who Am I?" examines personalities from antiquity through the 19th century. No reservations are required. Just walk-in.