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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Friday, November 04, 2011

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Eureka! Jewelry Fair at the Walters

What: EUREKA! Jewelry Fair at the Walters
The Jewelry Fair brings many of America’s finest jewelers to the Walters’ stunning Sculpture Court where they present and sell their beautiful and inventive creations. Pieces range from the traditional to the contemporary, are constructed from a multitude of different materials and offered at a wide range of prices. Each day there is a free jewelry Treasure Hunt in the galleries with a sign up in the Centre Street Lobby. Find the piece first and keep it! Free gallery talks with Walters’ curators and artisan jewelers are also held throughout the weekend.

Where:
The Walters Art Museum, Sculpture Court
When:
Friday, November 4–Sunday, November 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Price:
$15 admission and program tickets below include the Jewelry Fair and admission to the special exhibition Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes.
Special Events:

What: Opening Night Cocktail Party
Join the Walters Art Museum Women’s Committee on the Sculpture Court for a cocktail party in honor of Eureka! Jewelry Fair at the Walters Art Museum. Mix, mingle and see the work of 20 of America’s best artisan jewelers. Event catered by Daniel Horwitz of The Pantry.
When: Friday, November 4, 6–8 p.m.
Where: The Walters Art Museum, Sculpture Court
Tickets: $75
 


What: Fabulous Fakes Lecture
Master Gemologist and Appraiser Martin Fuller and Walters Director of Conservation & Technical Research Terry Drayman-Weisser conduct a lively discussion and special opportunity to view the Walters’ fabulous fakes followed by a champagne reception.
When: Friday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium
Price:  $50
 


What: Children’s Jewelry Making Workshop
Jeweler Gallen Bensen will provide a sterling silver coin reproduced from one from the time of Archimedes and a leather cord with silver fittings to make a stunning necklace. This will be followed by a personal tour of Walters’ jewelry collections.
When: Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Walters Art Museum, Parlor at 5 West Mount Vernon Place
Price:  $125
 


What: Enamels & Plique-á-Jour Talk
Leila Tai, jeweler specializing in plique-á-jour (enamel in open filigree), and William Johnston, Walters Curator Emeritus of 18th and 19th Century Art, present an intimate talk in the galleries and  the first viewing of Walters Russian enamels collection followed by a champagne reception.
When: Sunday, November 6, 1 p.m.
Where: The Walters Art Museum, Centre Street Level Four Gallery
Price: $100
 


Media Contact:
Savilla Rhode, 2011 Jewelry Fair Chairperson, savillar@verizon.net
 
Jewelry Fair Contact:
Walters Jewelry Fair Liaison Anne Berman at 410-547-9000, ext. 212 or aberman@thewalters.org

To purchase tickets, go to http://thewalters.org/store/purchase5.aspx?e=2210 or call the Jewelry Fair Hotline at 410-547-9000, ext. 305.