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Events for Monday, July 1, 2013

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

Date Saturday, June 29, 2013–Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. Held in conjunction with Artscape (July 19–21), America’s largest free arts festival, the finalists and semifinalists exhibitions are presented in partnership with the Walters and Maryland Institute College of Art.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Summer Safari (Full Day)

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Summer Safari (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 1, 2013–Friday, July 5, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Join us on a safari in search of furry and feathered creatures throughout our museum! Travel the world, creating artwork inspired by the animals, textures, and colors found in far-reaching lands. Campers will mark their maps with each piece of art they make in our studio. Join us at the end of the week as our skilled travelers take you on an exciting animal expedition!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Summer Safari (Morning Only)

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Summer Safari (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 1, 2013–Friday, July 5, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Join us on a safari in search of furry and feathered creatures throughout our museum! Travel the world, creating artwork inspired by the animals, textures, and colors found in far-reaching lands. Campers will mark their maps with each piece of art they make in our studio. Join us at the end of the week as our skilled travelers take you on an exciting animal expedition!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Hiding in the Museum (Full Day)

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Hiding in the Museum (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 1, 2013–Friday, July 5, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Pack your magnifying glass this week as we become detectives together. Look closely; can you find the clues to discover where our animals are hiding? Listen closely; can you hear the sounds that our animal friends are making? Textured touch sculptures and kinetic creatures are just some of the creations we will make together! End the week by meeting our new furry friends in our art zoo!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Hiding in the Museum (Morning Only)

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Hiding in the Museum (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 1, 2013–Friday, July 5, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Pack your magnifying glass this week as we become detectives together. Look closely; can you find the clues to discover where our animals are hiding? Listen closely; can you hear the sounds that our animal friends are making? Textured touch sculptures and kinetic creatures are just some of the creations we will make together! End the week by meeting our new furry friends in our art zoo!

ArtKids Preschool Program: An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

Date Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore contemporary art! An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing. 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: An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

Date Saturday, July 6, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore contemporary art! An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing. 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.

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Date Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, September 8, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras.

Drop-in Art Activities: Contemporary Kids

Drop-in Art Activities: Contemporary Kids

Date Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, July 28, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Marvel at Minimalism, get excited over Expressionism and delve into Dada! In celebration of hosting the special Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition this July, we will look toward the art stars of the 20th century for our inspiration. Add color, subtract graphite and stack paint to create your own gallery-worthy work!

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

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

Date Sunday, July 7, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This one of our free, weekly walk-in tours compares Asian and Western art. On Sundays, the Walters offers docent-led tours of a different part of the collection. No reservations are required. Just walk in.

Sensory Morning

Date Sunday, July 7, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders, and their entire family! Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports and interpretive materials. Create a work of art in the comfort of a private studio.

Revive, Contemplate, and Integrate

Revive, Contemplate, and Integrate

Date Monday, July 8, 2013–Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time 09:30 AM–03:30 PM

Use the Walters' collection, work with teaching artist, Amanda Pellerin and create arts integrated lessons in this three-day workshop led by the Walters and Young Audiences/Arts for Learning. Participants earn 1 MSDE CPD.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: A Day in the Life (Full Day)

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: A Day in the Life (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Travel back to a moment in history! Each day, we will explore a different time and place, experiencing what life was like for children long ago and far away. Trek the globe while filling sketchbooks with drawings of special objects we find along the way. Create their clothing, make their music and read their stories to discover just how similar we all are. At the end of the week, join us as we act out scenes from the past!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: A Day in the Life (Morning Only)

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: A Day in the Life (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Travel back to a moment in history! Each day, we will explore a different time and place, experiencing what life was like for children long ago and far away. Trek the globe while filling sketchbooks with drawings of special objects we find along the way. Create their clothing, make their music and read their stories to discover just how similar we all are. At the end of the week, join us as we act out scenes from the past!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Postcards from the Past (Full Day)

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Postcards from the Past (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Every day campers will open their mailboxes to discover secrets and stories from the past! Spend each day in a different gallery collecting clues from ancient Greece, Egypt, India and beyond! Using our imaginations, we will create artwork with exotic materials inspired by the people, stories, and cultures we find around the world. At the end of the week, families are invited to hop into our time machine to share our discoveries!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Postcards from the Past (Morning Only)

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Postcards from the Past (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Every day campers will open their mailboxes to discover secrets and stories from the past! Spend each day in a different gallery collecting clues from ancient Greece, Egypt, India and beyond! Using our imaginations, we will create artwork with exotic materials inspired by the people, stories, and cultures we find around the world. At the end of the week, families are invited to hop into our time machine to share our discoveries!

ArtKids Preschool Program: An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

Date Thursday, July 11, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore contemporary art! An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing. 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: An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

Date Saturday, July 13, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore contemporary art! An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing. 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.

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Date Saturday, July 13, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns.

Sondheim Artscape Prize Winner Announcement

Sondheim Artscape Prize Winner Announcement

Date Saturday, July 13, 2013

Time 07:00 PM–09:00 PM

The winner of the eighth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize will be announced. The works of all finalists will be on exhibition June 29 - August 11. Join us in celebration of some of the region's greatest artists.

Walk-In Tour: Vive La France! French Art

Walk-In Tour: Vive La France! French Art

Date Sunday, July 14, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Partake in a free, docent-led tour highlighting French art in the Walters' collection. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Lotus Petals & Bamboo Shoots (Full Day)

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Lotus Petals & Bamboo Shoots (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Take a deep breath in the midst of our amazing Asian art collection this week. We will create calm and beautiful pieces of art inspired by nature. Together, we will move our bodies like bamboo in the breeze and dragons in the air. Learn about a variety of Asian traditions through stories and spark your imagination during a special camp tea ceremony. End the week by practicing yoga surrounded by original art created by our campers!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Lotus Petals & Bamboo Shoots (Morning Only)

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Lotus Petals & Bamboo Shoots (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Take a deep breath in the midst of our amazing Asian art collection this week. We will create calm and beautiful pieces of art inspired by nature. Together, we will move our bodies like bamboo in the breeze and dragons in the air. Learn about a variety of Asian traditions through stories and spark your imagination during a special camp tea ceremony. End the week by practicing yoga surrounded by original art created by our campers!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Water, Fire, Wind & Sky (Full Day)

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Water, Fire, Wind & Sky (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Create artwork inspired by natural elements found in our Asian art collection. Squish mud, splash water and touch the sky as we create original work of art in the studio. Discover the plants, animals, environments and legends depicted in Asian art – just watch out for the fire-breathing dragon!Campers will use sumi-e ink, clay and other art materials to depict the many fables and traditions that Asian art has to tell. We will end the week with a nature filled exhibition!