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Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 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.

Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling

Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016–Sunday, September 18, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Explore discoveries within the Walters’ collection that reveal the varieties of reuse and the techniques used to transform the old into the new. Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling includes more than 20 objects and examines medieval approaches to recycling through the media of gold, ivory, stone, glass and parchment.

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, July 21, 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.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Animals and Beasts

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Animals and Beasts

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Participants will have an opportunity to think creatively and express their personal voices while drawing in the galleries. This family-oriented workshop is designed for children 9–13 years old and their favorite adults to enjoy together.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

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.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore castles and cathedrals in medieval art and their importance to people's lives during this period.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist

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.

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The 125 objects in this exhibition were chosen because they are the keys to understanding the rich sensory world of the Middle Ages, and the senses are integral to our comprehension of these magnificent works of art. All of the objects were created to engage, excite, and appeal to and through the five senses. Included in the exhibition are stellar works of art in a range of diverse media.