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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

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Events Thursday, October 2, 2014

Member Preview Hours

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

Members Opening - From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Members are invited to an exclusive evening reception. Be among the first to view this exciting installation celebrating the lives and legacy of Henry and William Walters and hear a talk by Jo Briggs, the Walters’ Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Let go of preconceived notions of drawing and find freedom in line, expression, and mark-making. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

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Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports, and interpretive materials, and create a work of art in the comfort of a private studio.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014–Sunday, April 17, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

Omnivorous Collectors

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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Like J.P. Morgan and other members of the Gilded Age elite, Henry Walters was an “omnivorous” collector of art. To mark the opening of From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story, Walters curator Jo Briggs, Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, and John Ott, associate professor at James Madison University consider how discriminating purchasing cemented social relationships at the turn of the century.

The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Art Tots Program: The Artist's Apprentice

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

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Explore the Elements of Art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.


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Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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