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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Fact Sheet for Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic

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Exhibition:    Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic

When:    September 19, 2010–January 2, 2011

Where:    The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

What:    Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic is the first museum retrospective of award-winning author and photographic illustrator Walter Wick. Author of Can You See What I See? and co-creator of the I Spy book series loved by millions of children and adults around the world, Wick has a keen interest in puzzles, games, science and illusions. The exhibition will feature a selection of Wick’s early photographs, which provided a foundation for the artist’s interest in illusions. It will also include several of the handcrafted, meticulously detailed, installation models accompanied by his large-format color photographs that are the illustrations from his children’s books. Together they will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s creative process and a window into the puzzles and illusions for which he is so well known.

Hours:    Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Admission:   
    $10 Adults
    $8 Seniors
    $6 Students/young adults (18–25)
    17 and under FREE
    Members FREE

Organizer:   Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic is organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

Sponsor:    The exhibition at the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the generosity of The Wieler Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum, the CANUSA Corporation Charitable Fund, The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, The Nancy Patz Reading Fund, The Van Dyke Family Foundation, The Linehan Family Foundation/The Ivy Bookstore, Meredith and Adam Borden/The London Foundation, Lynn and Philip Rauch, Mr. and Mrs. Austin George, The Susan Katzenberg Fund and Kate and David Powell. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic is organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Contact:    General museum information: 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org

For press inquiries, email amannarino@thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000, ext. 277.
 
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