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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Friday, December 20, 2013

Contact:
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
mrock@thewalters.org

Walters Hosts Educational Events, MLK Family Festival and Walking Tours in January

The Walters Art Museum will host a series of free educational events, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Fun Festival, gallery talks and walking tours for the entire family in January.

Constellation Thursday Nights
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 5–9 p.m.
Wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for free, eat in the café and shop the museum store.

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Experience Jacob Lawrence’s colorful expressive imagery and text of historical African-American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James Version of the Bible.

Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window
Date: Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 12:30–4 p.m.
Talk with conservators and enjoy a behind the scenes look at conservation work in the museum.

Book Bindings from the Gilded Age
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore late 19th  and early 20th century fine book binding that were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Winter Break Art Activities
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014–Friday, January 3, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join us for ArtCart appearances and winter inspired art activities. No registration is required.

Drop-In Art Activities: Heroes and Legends
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014–Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Celebrate the upcoming Olympic season and honor heroes through painting and portraiture. No registration is required.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Herakles and His Labors
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Explore Grecian art and use your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East. No reservations required.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Herakles and His Labors
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 8, 11 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Experience Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors by John Harris. Use all your senses that combine a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Participate in a free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

ArtBabies Baby Program: Red & Black
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during a 60 minute class for children birth to 12 years. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 7-9
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Explore paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Discover works of art from the Walters’ collection, stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Members Tour: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the Chamber of Wonders
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Tour treasures of natural history alongside marvels of human ingenuity from all corners of the world with Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art.

Peabody Strings Orchestra
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Enjoy The Peabody Performance Academy for Strings Orchestra on the Sculpture Court. The program, which includes Samuel Barber’s Adagio, will be conducted by Maestro Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Climb Mt. Olympus 11AM
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time: 11a.m.–12 p.m.; 1-2 p.m.
Prepare to meet the heroes and legends of an ancient civilization as seen throughout a variety of sculptural art and artifacts. Tour is for ages 6-8.

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Explore striking works of art during a free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street Lobby. The celebrated African American artist, Jacob Lawrence, illustrated the biblical creation in his 1989 Genesis Series.

FREE MLK Jr. Day Family Festival
Date: Monday, January 20, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special guests will reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities through theatrical and musical performances.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Creature Feature
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Discover art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

ArtCubs Pre-Toddler Program: Siren Song
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Sing and sway in the museum galleries during a 60 minute class for children 13 to 23 months of age. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries, and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio.

Walters Enthusiasts Paint Party
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Create your own art work at the WE Paint Party. Draw inspiration from art, music, and a Thursday night bar. Reservations are encouraged.

Art Bytes
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014–Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Build programs and applications inspired by art or to address specific challenges faced by museums. Register at http://thewalters.org/search/?q=art%20bytes.

ArtAccents Bilingual Tours: Sports/Desportes
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Immerse yourself in art and language through interactive gallery tours led by educators who are fluent in Spanish and English.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Examine a wide variety of styles of painting and sculpture from America and Europe from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Creature Feature
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Learn about art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

About the Walters Museum

The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art – including a legendary collection of illuminated medieval manuscripts that is a national treasure – to the city of Baltimore. Between 1895 and 1931, Walters collected around 730 codices.  Its permanent collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum.

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