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Events for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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.

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date Saturday, June 28, 2014–Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color

Date Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, October 3, 2014

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

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

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

Scout Museum Days: A Medieval Life

Date Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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.

Scout Museum Days: A Medieval Life

Scout Museum Days: A Medieval Life

Date Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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.

The Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In Tour

The Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In Tour

Date Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Join us for this tour of one of the museum's most fascinating galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art

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

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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!

CANCELED: Baltimore's Jazz Scene: 1934

Date Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time 06:30 PM–08:00 PM

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Walters Art Museum.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color

Date Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

Portraits: Who Am I? Walk-In Tour

Portraits: Who Am I? Walk-In Tour

Date Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Portraits: Who Am I? examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. We will explore characters from different cultures, as well as the media in which they are depicted. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

The Story of Helen Panels: Examining the Walters

The Story of Helen Panels: Examining the Walters' Monumental 15th- century Spalliera Series

Date Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time 02:00 PM–04:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This lecture program was formerly listed as Decorating With Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace Near Venice.

Art Babies Program: Paint by Number

Date Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Art Babies 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!

Member Tour - Move Over Botticelli! Themes of Romance for an Italian Palace

Date Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

We invite members to join Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, for an exclusive tour. Together you will explore a recently installed 15th-century Italian painting on the "Romance of Paris and Helen."

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color

Date Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

Make Night: Photography and Composition

Make Night: Photography and Composition

Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

Learn the essentials of good composition, go into the galleries to explore and discuss what makes a compelling visual story, and then go on a scavenger hunt to find masterpieces to photograph for yourself. Bring your favorite camera; smart phones as cameras are welcome.

Portraits and People Ages 5-6 Homeschool Workshop

Portraits and People Ages 5-6 Homeschool Workshop

Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

What does your portrait say about you? Students uncover stories about people from the past by examining sculpted and painted portraits. In the studio, participants view examples of portraits throughout history and practice drawing techniques to create their own self-portrait.

Portraits and People Ages 7-9 Homeschool Workshop

Portraits and People Ages 7-9 Homeschool Workshop

Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

What does your portrait say about you? Students uncover stories about people from the past by examining sculpted and painted portraits. In the studio, participants view examples of portraits throughout history and practice drawing techniques to create their own self-portrait.

Portraits and People Ages 10-12 Homeschool Workshop

Portraits and People Ages 10-12 Homeschool Workshop

Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

What does your portrait say about you? Students uncover stories about people from the past by examining sculpted and painted portraits. In the studio, participants view examples of portraits throughout history and practice drawing techniques to create their own self-portrait.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

In this monthly workshop taught by artists, students develop their drawing skills through observation and practice in the Walters’ galleries. Students may work with instructors during a single session to learn basic drawing skills or attend multiple sessions to build a cohesive portfolio. This workshop, designed exclusively for 13-17 year-olds, is offered simultaneously with our monthly workshops for 5-12 year-olds on the third Thursday of the month, September–May; 1:15-3:30 p.m.

pARTy at the Walters: Carnevale di Venezia

pARTy at the Walters: Carnevale di Venezia

Date Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time 09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Join us for the annual pARTy at the Walters, presented by the Walters Enthusiasts! Enjoy dancing, desserts, and an open bar at the premier event of the fall season. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". Don't forget your festive mask for this Carnevale di Venezia!