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Events for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue

Date Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.

New Eyes on America: Student Response

New Eyes on America: Student Response

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 9, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Iggy Peck, Architect

Date Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore architecture in art! Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. 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.

Lost to Time: Ancient Greek Bronzes, a Gallery Conversation

Lost to Time: Ancient Greek Bronzes, a Gallery Conversation

Date Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time 06:15 PM–07:30 PM

Although today we think of gleaming white marble and red-and-black pottery when we picture ancient Greek art, bronze was a favored material for everything from sculpture to armor, weapons, vases, mirrors, jewelry, athletic equipment, weights, musical instruments and containers of all kinds. Join us for a gallery talk that explores the wide variety of ancient uses for bronze with Dr. Amy Sowder Koch and explore the Walters’ Greek collections from a new perspective.

Lunch and Learn: The Sensual Middle Ages

Lunch and Learn: The Sensual Middle Ages

Date Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Did you know that the incorporation of the five senses was an important aspect of medieval art? Touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight were important in gaining knowledge of the sensible world and interpreting it according to Christian doctrine. Bring your light lunch and join the Walters’ Martina Bagnoli, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Medieval Art, as she explores the sensory dimension of medieval art and ritual.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, May 3, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This spring's final Peabody on the Court Music Series concert will feature the Peabody Consort performing "In the Circle of Henry VIII." This free concert is presented through a partnership between the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and the Walters Art Museum.

The Walters Social Committee Bake Sale at  Mt. Vernon Flower Mart

The Walters Social Committee Bake Sale at Mt. Vernon Flower Mart

Date Friday, May 3, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

The Walters Social Committee will have a bake sale booth in front of 5 West Monument St. during this year's Flower Mart. Meet, greet and eat sweets with us!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Iggy Peck, Architect

Date Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore architecture in art! Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty. 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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Architectural Elements

Date Sunday, May 5, 2013–Monday, May 27, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

We will be stacking our art-making skills high this May as we explore just what it takes to build! Visit our Drop-in Art Activities each week to construct a different design element that helps our buildings look great and stand strong. Look through and open up your art to a world of architecture.

KAL: 35 Years as an International Editorial Cartoonist

KAL: 35 Years as an International Editorial Cartoonist

Date Sunday, May 5, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters welcomes back Kevin 'KAL' Kallaugher, former Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist, and current cartoonist for The Economist. Best known for his internationally syndicated political cartoons that have appeared in over 100 publications worldwide, KAL will reference political cartoons in Woodville and talk about his 35 years as an international editorial cartoonist. Book-signing of KAL’s latest book follows. Books available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Walk-In Tour: New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Walk-In Tour: New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Sunday, May 5, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore the paintings showing life and politics in mid-19th century America by Baltimore-born artist Richard Caton Woodville. This tour is free with admission to the special exhibition.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Iggy Peck, Architect

Date Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore architecture in art! Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty. 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: Iggy Peck, Architect

Date Saturday, May 11, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore architecture in art! Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty. 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.

Chado, The Way of Tea

Chado, The Way of Tea

Date Saturday, May 11, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Please join us as we welcome the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Washington D.C. Association to demonstrate and explain the honored rituals and customs of an official tea ceremony. “Chado” (literally “the Way of Tea”) synthesizes numerous arts and philosophies that combine into a systematic method of preparing, serving and drinking tea. Served with a respectful heart and received with gratitude, a bowl of tea satisfies both the physical and spiritual thirst.

Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art

Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art

Date Sunday, May 12, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the spirit of Mother's Day and in honor of women everywhere, join us for this special free tour celebrating women in art. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

Waltee's Cubs Baby Program: Three Little Pigs

Date Tuesday, May 14, 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 a gallery tour designed especially for Waltee's Cubs, art material exploration and play. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Homeschool Workshop: Drawing and the Elements of Art 5-6

Homeschool Workshop: Drawing and the Elements of Art 5-6

Date Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Led by a professional teaching artist, this workshop will focus on the elements of art, basic studio techniques, observational drawing and extended looking. Participants will create art both in the galleries and in our studio classes. Ideal for the student who wants to learn the basics or improve upon their fine arts skills.

Homeschool Workshop: Drawing and the Elements of Art 7-9

Homeschool Workshop: Drawing and the Elements of Art 7-9

Date Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Led by a professional teaching artist, this workshop will focus on the elements of art, basic studio techniques, observational drawing and extended looking. Participants will create art both in the galleries and in our studio classes. Ideal for the student who wants to learn the basics or improve upon their fine arts skills.

Homeschool Workshop: Drawing and the Elements of Art 10-12

Homeschool Workshop: Drawing and the Elements of Art 10-12

Date Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Led by a professional teaching artist, this workshop will focus on the elements of art, basic studio techniques, observational drawing and extended looking. Participants will create art both in the galleries and in our studio classes. Ideal for the student who wants to learn the basics or improve upon their fine arts skills.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Knock, Knock 11AM

Date Saturday, May 18, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join friends during Walk, Wonder & Create to find out who’s there! Together we will construct tall buildings and big cities using architectural elements found throughout our museum. Take turns being the architect and builder to create a towering artwork that reveals something special about who you are!

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Knock, Knock 1PM

Date Saturday, May 18, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Join friends during Walk, Wonder & Create to find out who’s there! Together we will construct tall buildings and big cities using architectural elements found throughout our museum. Take turns being the architect and builder to create a towering artwork that reveals something special about who you are!

Intercambio - Visita en Español e Inglés

Date Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

¿Aprenda inglés? Disfrútese del arte y del lenguaje en el Museo de Arte Walters haciendo parte de de la serie bilingüe en las galerías llamada -- Intercambio.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!