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Events for Monday, September 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.

Member Tour - The Doris Duke Collection: Treasures and Treatments

Member Tour - The Doris Duke Collection: Treasures and Treatments

Date Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

We invite members to join Meg Craft, Head of Objects Conservation, and Stephanie Hulman, Assistant Conservator of Objects, for a look at the Doris Duke collection and its necessary treatment.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Word Collector

Date Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! 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.

In the Galleries: Words and Jazz

In the Galleries: Words and Jazz

Date Thursday, September 4, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join us in our Renaissance and Baroque galleries as we explore musical interpretations of some of our most dramatic works of art. Visitors will engage in dialogue about the art in the galleries with John Shields, the Walters’ Manager of Docent Programs, and jazz violinist David Schulman, who will provide musical interpretations. You won't want to miss this unique gallery experience.

Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature

Date Saturday, September 6, 2014–Monday, September 29, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Share your stories using many different art materials this month! Stamp, roll, and illuminate as we explore literature throughout the Walters collection. Learn what it takes to be an author, journalist, and graphic designer with us every weekend in September.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Word Collector

Date Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! 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 the Ancient World Walk-In Tour

The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour

Date Sunday, September 7, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy a tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 1

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 1

Date Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

In this introductory session, join Walters conservators, scientists, and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This first session must be attended by all participants. Case studies involving ancient Egyptian materials and the Archimedes Palimpsest will highlight discoveries achieved through scientific examination.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Word Collector

Date Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! 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.

Mysteries of the Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript

Mysteries of the Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript

Date Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Did you know that the Star-Spangled Banner manuscript was once owned by the Walters Art Museum? Or that it once traveled the entire United States by train? Or that it was used as an attraction to sell War Bonds? The mysteries of this historical document, now in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society, are the topic of a lecture given by Elissa O’Loughlin, former senior paper conservator at the Walters.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Word Collector

Date Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of language! 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 Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In Tour

The Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In Tour

Date Sunday, September 14, 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.

Curator's Choice Reception

Date Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

This is an exclusive benefit for donors at the Curators' Circle level and above. The Curator's Choice Reception is a special evening of in-depth discussions by curators of their current projects. The evening commences with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a tour, and concludes with light desserts.

Art Tots Program: B is for Book

Date Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore the art of language! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

Art Tots Program: B is for Book

Date Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore the art of language! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

Marvelous Myths Ages 5-6 Homeschool Workshop

Marvelous Myths Ages 5-6 Homeschool Workshop

Date Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

What is a siren? Why did the ancient Egyptians make mummies? Who was the strongest hero in the ancient world? In this mythology workshop, students discover the narrative belief systems of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Students identify the visual attributes of mythological characters in ancient works of art and apply their new knowledge to create their own works of art in the studio.

Marvelous Myths Ages 7-9 Homeschool Workshop

Marvelous Myths Ages 7-9 Homeschool Workshop

Date Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

What is a siren? Why did the ancient Egyptians make mummies? Who was the strongest hero in the ancient world? In this mythology workshop, students discover the narrative belief systems of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Students identify the visual attributes of mythological characters in ancient works of art and apply their new knowledge to create their own works of art in the studio.

Marvelous Myths Ages 10-12 Homeschool Workshop

Marvelous Myths Ages 10-12 Homeschool Workshop

Date Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

What is a siren? Why did the ancient Egyptians make mummies? Who was the strongest hero in the ancient world? In this mythology workshop, students discover the narrative belief systems of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Students identify the visual attributes of mythological characters in ancient works of art and apply their new knowledge to create their own works of art in the studio.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date Thursday, September 18, 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.

Make Night: Paint Party

Make Night: Paint Party

Date Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

Please join us for our first in a series of new “Make Night” programs, held on the third Thursday of every month. Make Nights encourage you to explore your own creativity while you mix and mingle. Led by a local artist, this Thursday’s Paint Party will let you take home a masterpiece of your own making.

Protecting Your Legacy: A Panel Discussion on LGBT Rights

Protecting Your Legacy: A Panel Discussion on LGBT Rights

Date Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

Join us for a discussion of the legal and financial issues that members of the LGBT community face as individuals, couples, and families. Professional advisors will address current topics and give examples of how personal choices can be protected. Sponsored by U.S. Trust.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Tell Your Tale (Afternoon Session)

Date Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

One look is worth a thousand words! Check-out our encyclopedic collection to learn more about art as the original form of storytelling. Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back in time to explore reading, writing, and narratives. Consider the universal language of art as inspiration for personally meaningful manuscripts! For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Tell Your Tale (Morning Session)

Date Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

One look is worth a thousand words! Check-out our encyclopedic collection to learn more about art as the original form of storytelling. Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back in time to explore reading, writing, and narratives. Consider the universal language of art as inspiration for personally meaningful manuscripts! For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.