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Friday, February 14, 2014

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Explore Japanese Ceramics and the Art of Ikebana in March

The Walters Art Museum will host a series of free educational events, concerts, gallery talks, demonstrations and walking tours for the entire family in March. Activities celebrate the museum’s spring exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by some of Japan's most important artists.

Drop-In Art Activities: Read & Grow

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014–Monday, March 31, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Create artwork that celebrates literary growth and take inspiration from the special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Today and Today

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

Scout Museum Days: Greetings from Japan!

Date: Saturday and Sunday March 1 and 2, 2014
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Learn about the world of art inspired by Japanese museum treasures while earning merit badges during an interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs.

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West: Asian and Western Art

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Examine the contrasts between Asian and Western art and the impact that each culture had on the artwork of the other. The tour will visit the Asian art collection in the Hackerman House, with objects to be chosen by the docent.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Today and Today

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Explore the art of language and use 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: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Participate in a guided tour and gallery talk in the special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics with Chief Curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, Dr. Robert Mintz.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Enjoy a free concert featuring harpists under the tutelage of Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield on the Sculpture Court. The concerts are presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Today and Today

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

Scout Museum Days: Greetings from Japan!

Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, 2014
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Learn about the world of art inspired by Japanese museum treasures while earning merit badges during an interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs.

Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Experience masters from Ikebana International as they demonstrate the art of Ikebana, a traditional form of Japanese artistic expression and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics.

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Explore artworks by celebrated African-American artist Jacob Lawrence. The illustrated biblical creation is part of his Genesis Series and is on loan from a private collection. A free, docent-led tour, will start in the Centre Street lobby.

ARTBABIES PROGRAM: Blossom

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Bond, play, and learn in the museum galleries during this 60-minute class for children birth to 12 months of age. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within the galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio.

Thursday Night Film: Rashomon (1950)

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
See a Japanese classic by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. “Rashomon” tells the story of a murdered samurai through four different points of view; each story revealing a different version of events. The movie is in Japanese, subtitled in English. Running time is 88 minutes and it is not rated.

WALK, WONDER, & CREATE TOURS: An Hour in Japan 11AM

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time: 11–12 p.m. and 1–2 p.m.
Join the fleet as you explore the art of Japan. From haiku to kabuki, let the art of the ancient civilization inspire master works of your own.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Tour a private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics. Meet in the Centre Street lobby.

ARTCUBS PRE-TODDLER PROGRAM: Blossom

Date: Tuesday, March 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: Ready to Read?

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Explore literacy in art through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity for 2-3 year olds.

Thursday Night Film: Tokyo Story (1953)

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 6–8:15 p.m.
See the “Tokyo Story,” a heartbreaking tale of the ever-evolving parent-child relationship. Considered director Yasujiro Ozu’s masterpiece, the movie was shot from cameras low to the ground, the point of view one would have when sitting on a traditional Japanese tatami mat. “Tokyo Story” is told in Japanese and subtitled in English. Running time is 136 minutes and not rated.

Homeschool Workshop: Ikebana & Nature in Asian Art Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Discuss the art of Ikebana and the influence of nature in Asian art. The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has been inspired by the philosophies, literature and aesthetics of Japan throughout history.

Homeschool Workshop: Ikebana & Nature in Asian Art Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Learn about the art of Ikebana and the influence of nature in Asian art. The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has been inspired by the philosophies, literature and aesthetics of Japan throughout history.

Homeschool Workshop: Ikebana & Nature in Asian Art Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Explore the art of Ikebana and the influence of nature in Asian art. The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has been inspired by the philosophies, literature and aesthetics of Japan throughout history.

Homeschool Workshop: Ikebana & Nature in Asian Art Ages 13-16

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 1:15 PM–3:30 PM
Discover the art of Ikebana and the influence of nature in Asian art. The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has been inspired by the philosophies, literature and aesthetics of Japan throughout history.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. The tour is part of a weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.

Ceramics 101

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 12–3 p.m.
Find inspiration for your own ceramic masterpiece. Students will work with an instructor and professional artist Amanda Pellerin to hand-build their own work of art. Slabs and coils of clay will be combined to create organic or geometric forms with pressed and incised designs.

Intercambio: Tours in English and Spanish

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

ArtAccents Bilingual Tour: Nature/La Natureleza

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Immerse yourself in art and language. ArtAccents Bilingual Family Tours offer children 6-12 years old an opportunity to experience art in a new way.

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Ready to Read?

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. ArtTots is an early childhood museum program specially designed just for 2-3 year olds.

Thursday Night Film: Madadayo (1993)

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 6–8:15 p.m.
See the story of a beloved and aging teacher who welcomes former students into his home every year on his birthday. Based on the life of Japanese academic and author Hyakken Uchida, the film is a touching example of the Japanese tradition of “ningen kokuho,” or living national treasures. The film is in Japanese and subtitled in English. Running time is 134 minutes and is not rated.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Explore painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century in Highlights of the Walters. No reservations are required.

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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