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Friday, January 17, 2014

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Celebrate Black History and the Chinese New Year at the Walters

The Walters Art Museum will host a series of free educational events, family festivals, concerts, gallery talks and walking tours for the entire family in February.

Drop-In Art Activities: Women in the Arts

Date: Saturdays and Sundays, February 1, 2014–Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Create art inspired by famous women printmakers, sculptors and painters and honor important women in your life through portraiture and storytelling.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Explore women in the arts and use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

FREE Chinese New Year Festival

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Time: 12–3 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Chinese performances in honor of the year of the horse.

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Explore works of art of celebrated African-American artist, Jacob Lawrence, during a free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street Lobby.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Discover women in the arts and use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Being black and rich (or poor) in Renaissance Europe

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Learn what it meant to be not only rich or poor, but also black in Renaissance Europe. Dr. Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan curator of Renaissance and Baroque art, will discuss works of art revealing ways artists represented the status of black and white Europeans. The tour will include versions of “Three Kings Adoring the Christ Child” and other works in the Chamber of Wonders and Renaissance Galleries such as the "Wealthy Black Man" now on loan.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Explore women in the arts and use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Participate in a free tour of nineteenth-century art that covers a wide variety of styles of American and European painting and sculpture from 1800 to 1900.

ARTBABIES PROGRAM: G is for Girl

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Bond, play and participate in a 60 minute class for children birth to 12 months of age. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within the museum galleries.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Enjoy the first concert of the Spring Peabody on the Court Music Series featuring the Sonar New Music Ensemble. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, the free concerts are presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody Academy Strings

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Hear the Peabody Preparatory String Ensembles as they perform treasured and contemporary music in the Sculpture Court. Works include selections by Glazunov, Kreisler, Veracini, Bartók, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, and a finale of William Kroll's barn burner, Banjo and Fiddle.

WALK, WONDER, & CREATE TOURS: Walk in Her Shoes

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Explore extraordinary women in the arts. Behind the easel or modeling as the subject, women have long inspired creativity, storytelling and social progress.

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Tour objects in the collection including statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary works, jewelry, and artifacts reflecting the daily life of ancient Egypt. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby.

ARTCUBS PRE-TODDLER PROGRAM: G is for Girl

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Sing and sway during a 60 minute class for children 13-23 months of age. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within the galleries as well as age-appropriate activities in the comfort of a private studio.

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Wonderful Women

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Explore women in art as toddlers learn about the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.

Black History Month Lecture Series: Jacob Lawrence: Painter of the American Scene

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Join Deputy Director for Audience Engagement, Jacqueline Copeland, as she explores the artwork of renowned American painter Jacob Lawrence. Held in conjunction with the Genesis Series 1990 focus exhibition on view at the Walters until April 13, 2014.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 1:15–3 p.m.
Discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and use clay to create a three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 1:15 –3:30 p.m.
Learn the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and use clay to create a three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 1:15 –3:30 p.m.
Use clay to create a three-dimensional work of art and discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 13-16

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Create a three-dimensional work of art and learn the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection.

FREE African-American Family Festival

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Honor African-American women who have made the world a beautiful place through song, story, and art. Sway to the songs of Baltimore’s own Billie Holiday, create art inspired by local women artists and collaborate on a large-scale community project.

Opening Day Talk: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Explore the roots of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and the special relationship between the organic works of art and the ceramic vessels into which they are placed with Dr. Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art.  

Intercambio: Tours in English and Spanish

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Have fun with art and language in the Walters Art Museum. The program is part of the bilingual (Spanish and English) gallery series, Intercambio.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
See paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century.

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Wonderful Women

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Learn about the museum and explore women in art through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.

Black History Month Lecture Series: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Landscapes of Robert Seldon Duncanson

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM
Explore the paintings of nineteenth-century African-American artist Robert Seldon Duncanson, hailed in 1861 as the “best landscape painter in the West.”  Deputy Director for Audience Engagement Jacqueline Copeland will discuss new scholarship suggesting that his paintings contained subtle messages that were relevant to the African-American community.

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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