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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016–Sunday, December 18, 2016
Every Thu

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Every Thu

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.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM

Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:00 PM

Explore some of the ways that objects in the Walters’ outstanding collection of Chinese art—from hanging scrolls to mounted porcelains—have been modified over time for display in European and American homes. This informative talk will be led by Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art.

#HeartsforArt

#HeartsforArt

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: 05:00 PM–08:30 PM

Come to the Walters on Thursday, February 11, and on Sunday, Valentine's Day to declare your love for your favorite artwork. Drop a paper heart by your favorite piece. Feel free to write a love note, if you're so inclined. Want to share your love online? Tag your photos with #HeartsforArt and we’ll share our favorite “couples” on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

#HeartsforArt

#HeartsforArt

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–04:00 PM

Come to the Walters on Thursday, February 11, and on Sunday, Valentine's Day to declare your love for your favorite artwork. Drop a paper heart by your favorite piece. Feel free to write a love note, if you're so inclined. Want to share your love online? Tag your photos with #HeartsforArt and we’ll share our favorite “couples” on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Prince Demah Barnes: Our Nation’s First African-American Portrait Painter

Prince Demah Barnes: Our Nation’s First African-American Portrait Painter

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, the Walters presents a talk by Amelia Peck, curator of American decorative arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who shares the story of her discovery of a painting by 18th-century American artist Prince Demah Barnes, the nation's earliest known portrait painter of color. Prince’s story is extraordinary—he is the only known enslaved artist working in colonial America whose paintings have survived. To date, three portraits have been identified.

Opening Day Talk: Carlo Crivelli and the Italian Renaissance

Opening Day Talk: Carlo Crivelli and the Italian Renaissance

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

In celebration of the opening of A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli and the artist whose rare and dazzling paintings mix the otherworldly with the everyday, the Walters presents a panel discussion with three special speakers. Explore why Crivelli is unique among 15th-century Italian painters with Stephen J. Campbell; investigate the physics and science behind the construction of panel paintings with Karen French; and marvel at the proper techniques for slaying dragons with Joaneath Spicer.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Drawing under the Surface

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Drawing under the Surface

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

This spring, the Walters’ popular Make Night workshops focus on the art of Renaissance painting and highlight the special exhibition A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli. Each class begins with a free drink and a visit to the galleries, where you will find inspiration for the evening’s art-making activity led by artist Lance Moore. Get creative and make a drawing in the style of a Renaissance master, then bring your drawing back for the next two Make Night sessions (Pigments & Colors on April 21 and Using Egg Tempera on May 7) to create your own luminous tempera painting.

Short Films about Process

Short Films about Process

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This program features short films about particular processes—sourcing ceramics, quarrying marble, and making books. Before each film, Walters conservators will make 10-minute presentations on objects from the collection that relate to the corresponding film’s content. Featuring Gene Mahon Makes Books (2013), Il Capo (2010), Rare Earthenware (2015) and Idem Paris (2013) by David Lynch. All films are unrated.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Pigments and Colors

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Pigments and Colors

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

In the second of three workshops that highlight the special exhibition A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli, you will learn about raw pigments and the historical process by which artists made their own paints. Then create your own set of paints in the manner of a Renaissance master to use in the next workshop: Using Egg Tempera on May 7.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Using Egg Tempera

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Using Egg Tempera

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

The Renaissance Painting Make Nights conclude with an overview of the techniques of applying paint, as artist Lance Moore shows you how to create the unique effects seen in the works of Carlo Crivelli and other Renaissance painters.