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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016–Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–04:00 PM

The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Visitors can interact with conservators as they work on this collection in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli

A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016–Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This winter the Walters presents a new view of the Italian Renaissance. See the work of one of the most original and innovative painters in fifteenth-century Italy, Carlo Crivelli of Venice. This intimate exhibition showcases his luminous paintings, with their lavish use of gold, suggesting the materiality of goldsmiths’ work and luxury textiles.

Expression through Fashion

Expression through Fashion

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Fashion has been an important mode of expression in cultures from ancient eras until today. Join Manager of Docent Programs, John Shields, and Baltimore designer Margie Troy as they use the Walters collection to discuss how garments were constructed and what they meant to their respective societies.

Celebrating Women in Art

Celebrating Women in Art

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In honor of Mother's Day, “Celebrating Women in Art” highlights the depiction of women in painting and sculpture from antiquity to the 19th century.

Reused and Renamed: Islamic Objects in Medieval Europe

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Many of the fascinating connections between the East and the West in the medieval era can be witnessed through Islamic objects that were modified to fit more comfortably into Christian contexts. Dr. Avinoam Shalem of Columbia University will discuss the radical reinterpretations of Islamic objects—such as ivory caskets and rock crystal vessels—that occurred once they were taken to the church treasuries of Western medieval societies.

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.

World’s Longest Game of Telephone

World’s Longest Game of Telephone

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Break the Guiness World Record for the Longest Game of Telephone. More than 1,330 volunteers are needed to form a line through the Museum’s galleries and pass a message—based on the Museum’s history—from beginning to end. Organized by artist Baltimore Lexie Macchi, the event will feature in-gallery presentations about the original Guinness Record set in Baltimore for the World’s First Instant Telecommunication in May 1844.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Wendel Patrick and Mark Brown & Carrie Fucile

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Musician and producer Wendel Patrick will use turntables, electronics, and keyboards to explore lineage, power, conquest, and their relationship to ancient Greek and Roman religion. Intermedia artists Mark Brown and Carrie Fucile will use common, modern materials—including piles of bricks and desk fans—as the instruments that help audiences experience the Dutch Age of Exploration in the 1600s.

Remix: Mosaics and Music

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Throughout history artists have recycled materials to create new works. In this talk, audiences will hear from three speakers about the practice of recycling in art and music. Walters’ curator of manuscripts Lynley Herbert will examine the medieval art exhibition Making Odd Ends Meet, artist Loring Cornish will discuss his mosaic works, and DJ James Nasty will demonstrate how music is sampled and remixed.

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop where participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap, and recycled materials. This workshop will explore the ways material and content form a conversation about the conceptual potential in handmade books.


Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Amy Reid will use her music to explore the processes of destruction and preservation in the Museum’s galleries of Ancient Near Eastern art. Performer TRNSGNDR/VHS will examine the culture and aesthetics of seventeenth-century European art through an immersive, multi-sensory installation in the Baroque galleries.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Electronic artist Bonnie Jones will use the themes of migration, mobility, and impermanence to highlight the Renaissance and Medieval collections. Jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will use his compositions to examine the components of great civilizations in the Egyptian galleries.