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Events for Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015

Time 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. 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: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. 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.

Members Tour - Putting Names to Faces: Stories from the portrait miniature collection

Members Tour - Putting Names to Faces: Stories from the portrait miniature collection

Date Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Members have the opportunity to join a Walters' expert for an intimate tour. This month's tour will be led by Jo Briggs, Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th- Century Art, and Meg Craft, Head of Object Conservation. Join them to explore the Walters' portrait miniature collection, and learn about the subjects of these works.

The Wills of Famous Women and the Lessons They Teach Us

Date Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis led very different lives. Yet after their deaths their wills all became the subject of scrutiny. Join Michael E.S. McCarthy of U.S. Trust to discuss the charitable giving of these and other famous women. Learn how the language in their wills helped, and sometimes hurt, the pursuit of their philanthropic goals.

Gallery Talk: Portrait of a Wealthy African

Gallery Talk: Portrait of a Wealthy African

Date Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

The painting Portrait of a Wealthy African was a star of the recent groundbreaking exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. This portrait, on loan from a private collection, shows an unknown sitter of high status. Please join Dr. Joaneath Spicer, curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, as she takes you into the galleries for an intimate conversation about this pivotal portrait in the context of the Walters’ permanent collection.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, October 4, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

The first concert of the Fall Peabody on the Court Music Series will will present A Concert of World Premieres, inspired by period and modern instruments. Graduate student composers John Henderson, Charles Rudig, James Chu, Pan Zhujun, Scott Miller, and Wynne Fung will have their works performed by Lisa Perry, soprano; Aik Shin Tan, recorders; Michelle Skinner, Mark Ericksen, violins; Jeremy Lyons, guitar; and Niccolo Seligmann, viola da gamba.

Drop-in Art Activities: Mummies & Myths

Date Saturday, October 5, 2013–Sunday, October 13, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Spend the entire month of October exploring ancient Egypt with us! Discover how the pyramids were built and create one of your own. Try the same artistic tools and techniques that people used thousands of years ago. Celebrate our special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, at our Free Egyptian Family Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 10am-4pm! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. 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.

Members Opening: Egypt

Members Opening: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Members of the Walters Art Museum are invited to be among the first to view this exciting exhibition. The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. It depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. This exhibition will reunite the major sections of this manuscript for the first time in over 150 years.

Egypt

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date Sunday, October 6, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.

Opening Day Talk: Egypt

Opening Day Talk: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Exhibition curator Dr. Marden Nichols will provide an overview of the exhibition Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, a papyrus containing a map-like representation of the Faiyum oasis, a region west of the Nile, renowned in antiquity for its worship of the crocodile god Sobek. This exhibition reunites sections of the Greco-Roman Egyptian book owned by the Walters Art Museum and the Morgan Library & Museum, which have been separated since the papyrus was divided and sold in the 19th century.

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art in Dan Brown

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art in Dan Brown's Inferno

Date Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This special Walk-In tour takes its inspiration from Dan Brown’s novel, Inferno. The Renaissance, Medieval, and Ancient Near Eastern galleries will be featured. Designed for those who have read or are currently reading the book, this tour will be spoiler-free! As one of our series of Sunday Walk-In tours, this event is free and open to the public. Meet in the Centre Street lobby at 1:00pm.

ArtBabies Baby Program: Mummy Love

ArtBabies Baby Program: Mummy Love

Date Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtBabies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 12 months of age to bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. 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: Nineteenth-Century Art

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Date Sunday, October 13, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This free tour of Nineteenth-Century Art examines a wide variety of styles of painting and sculpture from America and Europe from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required, just walk in!

ArtCubs Pre-Toddler Program: Little Mummies

Date Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtCubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 13 to 23 months of age to sing and sway in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries, and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Wobbling and waltzing are welcome!

Egypt

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum Teacher Workshop Part One

Date Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

This two-part workshop focused on the fall special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, will feature interactive demonstrations about ancient Egyptian artistic practice.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 5-6)

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 5-6)

Date Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery Ages 7-9

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery Ages 7-9

Date Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters' collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 10-12)

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 10-12)

Date Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 13-16)

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 13-16)

Date Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Walk-In Tour: Egypt

Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

For the first time in over 150 years, major sections from The Walters and The Morgan Library and Museum papyrus will be united, along with statues, reliefs, jewelry, and other papyri. The book celebrates the crocodile god, Sobek, and his special relationship to the Faiyum, an oasis west of the Nile. This tour is free with purchase of admission to the exhibition, or museum membership.