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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

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Medieval artists were skilled at making use of older materials. On view in this exhibition are more than 20 objects from the Walters’ collection in gold, ivory, stone, glass, and parchment that show evidence of reuse, such as melting down Roman mosaic glass to include in Romanesque enamels. Stunning and important in their own right, these works reveal secrets recently discovered through exciting new research by our curators and conservators.

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.

Better Than the Original: A Conversation about Reuse in Art and Culture

Better Than the Original: A Conversation about Reuse in Art and Culture

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Join curator Lynley Herbert, fashion writer and stylist Zoey Washington, and furniture designer Will Holman for a conversation about the resourcefulness of artists and craftspeople, past and present.

Make Night: Wooden Hula Hoops

Make Night: Wooden Hula Hoops

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Hula hoops are fun and functional and a great excuse to feel like a kid again! Build, sand, and paint your own hula hoop using wood from deconstructed Baltimore homes with the Station North Tool Library and Surface Project and learn firsthand how materials can be reused in creative ways.

Sacred and Stolen with Gary Vikan

Sacred and Stolen with Gary Vikan

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–08:00 PM

In a story that spans Nazi plunder, neuroaesthetics, Elvis, and forged art, former Walters’ Director Gary Vikan will describe the challenges of running an art museum as he reads from his memoir Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director.  The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. 

Fall for Art

Fall for Art

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 04:00 PM–08:00 PM

A new event in the Artful Dining series sponsored by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum. Support established and emerging artists, and enjoy picnic fare with local craft beer and wine in a beautiful, rustic, country setting. Food will be provided by 8 Ball Meatball and libations are courtesy of Union Craft Brewing. 

Concert: Art and Music Bring us Together

Concert: Art and Music Bring us Together

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:00 PM

Daniel Colin Xavier Rich, baritone, and Samuel Springer, piano, of Morgan State University will present a night of compositions from the 18th through the 20th century, highlighting the broader connections between art and music, in the Museum’s beautiful Sculpture Court.

The Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Back for a second year, this program highlights the examples of taxidermy that are found in the Museum’s collection as well as the vibrant practice of contemporary alternative taxidermists. The event includes a talk with Walters curator Joaneath Spicer, a taxidermy presentation by Divya Anantharaman, a book signing with Robert Marbury, and the 2nd Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition with Bazaar Baltimore.

The Walters Gala 2016: A Feast for the Senses

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–12:00 AM

Enjoy cocktails on the sculpture court, dinner in the galleries, and dancing into the night at this not-to-be-missed black-tie gala supporting the Walters.

The Walters Party 2016: A Medieval Revelry

The Walters Party 2016: A Medieval Revelry

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Don’t miss one of Baltimore’s most anticipated events, the Walters Party, Saturday, October 15. Limited tickets available! Enjoy festive cocktails and an open bar, a DJ and dancing, and delectable desserts on the Sculpture Court. This year’s Party, A Medieval Revelry, is inspired by stunning new exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, which opens to the public on October 16. Hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts, a young members group that supports the museum.

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

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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.

Make Night: Scents of the Medieval Era

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

In this workshop you will blend your own medieval “scentscape,” which you will transform into a perfume or a home fragrance. California-based artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter will guide you in a hands-on, nose-on exploration of popular medieval scents.

New Sounds for Silent Films

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

A trip to the cinema in the early days of film meant listening to a live soundtrack, which might change from venue to venue. In conjunction with the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses, the Walters and the Maryland Film Festival have invited three musicians to create new soundtracks for three silent films. Artists include Ami Dang, Jamal Moore, and Wume. Films include Moon 1969, Asparagus, and more!

Make Night: Pressed Flower Arranging

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–09:00 PM

Gardens in the Medieval World were the site of sensational experiences with loved ones and within the self. Create your own hanging gardens by arranging pressed flowers in frames with Liz Vayda of b.Willow.