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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.

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–Sunday, January 8, 2017
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The art of medieval Europe—luminous stained glass windows, church bells with their mesmerizing sounds, and tapestries depicting fragrant gardens—stirred the senses. This international loan exhibition brings together more than 100 paintings, tapestries, metalwork, manuscripts, and prints from museums in the United States and abroad, including masterpieces from the Walters’ collection.

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016–Sunday, April 23, 2017
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring twelve sculptures, paintings, and ritual objects drawn primarily from the Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images

Community Holiday Celebration

Community Holiday Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM–04:00 PM

Celebrate the winter holidays with music and art-making. Wear your flashiest holiday gear and make personalized cards at the Museum using images from the collection.

Ford Annual Lecture: Edo Pop: Woodblock Prints and Popular Culture in Pre-modern Japan

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Learn about the fashion, decadent entertainments, and urban pastimes of pre-modern Japan by exploring that culture’s ukiyo-e, or woodblock prints, with Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Welch will provide an overview of the social environment of Japan’s “floating world” by examining artists’ works from the 18th century to present day.