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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

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Events Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

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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.

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.

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

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Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore the Elements of Art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Scout Museum Days: A Medieval Life

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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The Walters Art Museum invites Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. Discover the Middle Ages during this interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs.

Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014–Monday, October 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Calling all artists! Is your toolkit missing some important pieces? Low on lines? Craving color? Trying for texture? You’re in luck! Walters artists and museum educators have just what you need. To fully complete your set, visit us every weekend in October as we explore the Elements of Art!


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Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500

Date: 12/14/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries.

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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