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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Explore American Artists Abroad and Family Programs in May

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See the focus exhibition American Artists Abroad: Works from the Permanent Collection and enjoy a series of free educational events, concerts, gallery talks, demonstrations and walking tours in May.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday’s 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Explore an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by some of Japan's most important artists.

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Join exhibition curator Diane Bockrath for a tour of the focus show Bookbindings from the Gilded Age and explore fascinating objects.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Attend the final spring Peabody on the Court Music Series concert featuring flutist Jared Harrison. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, the free concerts are presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Explore the art of performance, Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert. Participants will use their senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Drop-In Art Activities: Play the Part

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014–Monday, May 26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tell your tale through set design, props, and masks. Visitors can move, dance and give voice to the art they create.

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

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Tour the spring exhibition with its curator, Robert Mintz. A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called ikebana. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 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.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Explore the art of performance Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert 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.

Walters Enthusiasts Taste & Tour

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a private tour of Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics with Robert Mintz, chief curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, coupled with a special tasting of a selection of Japanese sake.

Kimono Lecture, Demonstration, and Trunk Show

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Join Paul MacLardy, owner of Arise Bazaar and author of several books on the art of the kimono, for a talk on the history of the kimono, including different styles and occasions for wearing kimono, as well as dressing demonstrations and a trunk show.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date: Saturday, May 10, 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.

ARTBABIES PROGRAM: Quiet on the Set!

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during a 60 minute program that includes activities for play and sensory exploration.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, May 15, 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, May 15, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Learn about the basic elements of art and design that artists use to create a work of art. Students will examine paintings and sculptures throughout history and materials artists have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 1:15 –3:30 p.m.
Examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists have used to compose and create masterpieces throughout history.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 1:15–3:30 p.m.
Study paintings and sculptures and learn about the basic elements that artists have used to compose and create masterpieces throughout history.

WALK, WONDER, & CREATE TOURS: Lights, Camera, Action! 11AM

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 11a.m.–12p.m.
Honor the characters, settings, and plots of the performing and visual arts. Improvise a production of your own in the front row of the Walters’ studios.

WALK, WONDER, & CREATE TOURS: Lights, Camera, Action! 1PM

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Improvise a production of your own in Walters’ galleries.

ARTCUBS PRE-TODDLER PROGRAM: Quiet on the Set!

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Sing and sway during a 60 minute class that includes activities to strengthen rhythm and movement.

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Art Stars

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 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.

Intercambio: Tours in English and Spanish

Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM–04:30 PM
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: Drama/La Drama

Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time: 11–12 a.m.
Immerse yourself in art and language and participate in bilingual family tours for children 6-12 years old and their adult companions.   

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Art Stars

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 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.

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. The Museum Store, located next to the Museum’s Café, offers distinctive gifts, jewelry and books based on the Museum’s collections. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum.

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