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Events for Friday, February 1, 2013

Student Response Show: Facing Our Community

Student Response Show: Facing Our Community

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012–Sunday, February 3, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

The first concert of the Spring Peabody on the Court Music Series will feature vocalist Lisa Perry accompanied by Jeremy Lyons on the guitar. This free concert is presented through a partnership with the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Chinese art! Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young. 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.

William and Henry Walters: Two Generations of Collectors

William and Henry Walters: Two Generations of Collectors

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Please join Walters' Curator Emeritus At Large William R. Johnston, as he explores the history and legacy of two of Baltimore's most famous art collectors. This ticketed lecture is part of a series called Mount Vernon Place: The Genesis of Art Collecting in Baltimore.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. This is one of our free, weekly walk-in tours focusing on artworks from Asia. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

Drop-In Art Activities: Lanterns & Firecrackers

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013–Monday, February 25, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by lighting up the night sky with us this February! Make lucky art inspired by the museum’s colorful Asian art collection and traditions of this lunar holiday. Slither your way into the Year of the Snake as we create snake sculptures, bright lanterns, sparkling skies filled with firecrackers, and banners to hang in your home. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required–drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Chinese art! Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young. 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: Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Chinese art! Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young. 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.

Lunch and Learn: Finding Edmonia Lewis

Lunch and Learn: Finding Edmonia Lewis

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Bring your light lunch and hear how a trip to a Baltimore antique shop in 2011 led to the discovery of an unknown and unidentified photograph of 19th century African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Chinese art! Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young. 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: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

"Highlights of the Walters" explores painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–03:00 PM

Are you intelligent and crafty? Well, this is your year. Come to the Walters Art Museum on February 10, 2013 to begin the Lunar Year of the Snake.

Waltees Cubs Baby Program: 'S' is for Snake

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 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 activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate art activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Members-Only Tour: A Vellum Valentine: Love in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts

Members-Only Tour: A Vellum Valentine: Love in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Tender embraces... Stolen kisses... Join Lynley Anne Herbert, Curatorial Associate, Rare Books and Manuscripts, for a private tour of the manuscript library, and learn about the art of love—medieval style.

Constellation Super Thursday: Love is in the Art

Constellation Super Thursday: Love is in the Art

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Prepare to experience the Walters Art Museum like never before, in this special edition of Constellation Thursday Nights! The Walters will be opening its doors to singles, couples, and anyone with love in their heart for Baltimore's biggest Valentines Day Party.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Travel the Zodiac

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Travel the Chinese Zodiac in search of feathered, scaly and furry animals! Become sneaky detectives, using your eyes to look far and wide to spot all of our animal friends. Explore the museum's Asian art collection to learn about the traditions of the Chinese New Year from each rat, dog and rooster we meet. We’ll end our tour in the studios, creating Sneaky Slithering Snakes in honor of the Year of the Snake.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Travel the Zodiac 1PM

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Travel the Chinese Zodiac in search of feathered, scaly and furry animals! Become sneaky detectives, using your eyes to look far and wide to spot all of our animal friends. Explore the museum’s Asian art collection to learn about the traditions of the Chinese New Year from each rat, dog and rooster we meet. We’ll end our tour in the studios, creating Sneaky Slithering Snakes in honor of the Year of the Snake.

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Please join us for a morning of delightful music as the Walters welcomes Peabody Preparatory Strings. A potpourri of Preparatory String Ensembles performs both treasured and new works, including Fiocco's Allegro, Bachman's Seville, and a contemporary work, "The Cold", by John Yankee. Performing will be the Peabody Violin Choir, Kreisler Violin Group and the Preparatory String Ensemble under the direction of Christian Tremblay, Andrea Picard Boecker and Matthew Horwitz-Lee, respectively.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Travel the Zodiac 11AM

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Travel the Chinese Zodiac in search of feathered, scaly and furry animals! Become sneaky detectives, using your eyes to look far and wide to spot all of our animal friends. Explore the museum’s Asian art collection to learn about the traditions of the Chinese New Year from each rat, dog and rooster we meet. We’ll end our tour in the studios, creating Sneaky Slithering Snakes in honor of the Year of the Snake.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Travel the Zodiac 1PM

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Travel the Chinese Zodiac in search of feathered, scaly and furry animals! Become sneaky detectives, using your eyes to look far and wide to spot all of our animal friends. Explore the museum’s Asian art collection to learn about the traditions of the Chinese New Year from each rat, dog and rooster we meet. We’ll end our tour in the studios, creating Sneaky Slithering Snakes in honor of the Year of the Snake.

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this one of our free, weekly walk-in tours, explore statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary objects, jewelry and objects from the daily life of Ancient Egypt.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Zodiac Zoo

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 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 Chinese art! Teacher: Miss Emily

Homeschool Workshop: Art Detectives! 5-6

Homeschool Workshop: Art Detectives! 5-6

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

A work of art can hold lots of secrets; secrets that have remained hidden for centuries! Discover what hidden stories are revealed when conservators clean, x-ray and analyze works of art. Students will uncover the mysteries and secrets of objects from the Walters' collection and get a look at how art and science connect in the Walters' conservation lab.

Homeschool Workshop: Art Detectives! 7-9

Homeschool Workshop: Art Detectives! 7-9

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

A work of art can hold lots of secrets; secrets that have remained hidden for centuries! Discover what hidden stories are revealed when conservators clean, x-ray and analyze works of art. Students will uncover the mysteries and secrets of objects from the Walters' collection and get a look at how art and science connect in the Walters' conservation lab.