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Events for Saturday, March 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, 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
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

Drop-In Art Activities: Read & Grow

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014–Monday, March 31, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

Open a book and spread your leaves! Discover new ways of folding paper and writing poetry! Create artwork that celebrates literary growth! Take inspiration from our special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as we create floral arrangements that help us tell our own stories!

ArtKids Preschool: Today and Today

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! Today and Today by Kobayashi Issa. 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: Greetings from Japan!

Date: Sunday, March 2, 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. During this interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs, discover the land of the rising sun and create a work of art inspired by Japanese museum treasures.

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West: Asian and Western Art

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West: Asian and Western Art

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this free, walk-in tour, we will examine the contrasts between Asian and Western art and the impact that each culture had on the artwork of the other. The tour will visit the Asian art collection in Hackerman House, with objects to be chosen by the docent.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Today and Today

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! Today and Today by Kobayashi Issa. 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.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Today and Today

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! Today and Today by Kobayashi Issa. 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.

Baltimore Youth Art Month Exhibition

Baltimore Youth Art Month Exhibition

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014–Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and Baltimore County Public Schools celebrate students' artistic achievements with an exhibit of artwork inspired by the Walters' collection and classroom activities.

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join us for a guided tour and gallery talk with the curator in the special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Explore the range of techniques and effects that contemporary potters have engaged.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Please join us for our continued Peabody on the Court Music Series. This concert will feature harpists under the tutelage of Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

RESCHEDULED: Peabody Academy Strings

RESCHEDULED: Peabody Academy Strings

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

The Peabody Preparatory String Ensembles perform treasured and contemporary works in our beautiful sculpture court. Works include selections by Veracini, Glazunov,Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Bartók, Shostakovich, and a finale of William Kroll's barn burner, Banjo and Fiddle. The Peabody Harp Ensemble will join the Young People's String Program Violin Kreisler Group, followed by the Performance Academy for Strings Cello Choir and Violin Choir and the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Today and Today

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! Today and Today by Kobayashi Issa. 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: Greetings from Japan!

Date: Saturday, March 8, 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. During this interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs, discover the land of the rising sun and create a work of art inspired by Japanese museum treasures.

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

The celebrated African American artist Jacob Lawrence illustrated the biblical creation in his Genesis Series. This 1989 commission resulted in a set of eight silkscreened images in bold colors that move in an active, cinematic style, recalling the passionate sermons heard during the artist's youth. Explore these striking works of art, on loan from a private collection, during this free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street lobby.

Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International

Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Held in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.

ARTBABIES PROGRAM: Blossom

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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!

Thursday Night Film: Rashomon (1950)

Thursday Night Film: Rashomon (1950)

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

A Japanese classic by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon tells the story of a murdered samurai through four different points of view; each story revealing a different version of events. The witnesses: a woodcutter, a bandit, the samurai’s wife, and the dead samurai himself, all have a story to tell, but how do we know which one is telling the truth? Please join us for a special screening of this masterpiece of world cinema. Japanese, subtitled in English. Running time: 88 min.; NR.

Walk, Wonder and Create Tour: An Hour in Japan

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Set sail for an island-hopping adventure! Across our country and over the Pacific, join the fleet as we explore the art of Japan. From haiku to kabuki, let the art of this ancient civilization inspire master works of your own.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tour: An Hour in Japan

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Set sail for an island-hopping adventure! Across our country and over the Pacific, join the fleet as we explore the art of Japan. From haiku to kabuki, let the art of this ancient civilization inspire master works of your own.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different mediums from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

Baltimore Youth Art Month Exhibition Reception

Baltimore Youth Art Month Exhibition Reception

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and Baltimore County Public Schools celebrate students' artistic achievements with an exhibit of artwork inspired by the Walters' collection and classroom activities with a reception for participants and families on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 1 – 3 p.m.