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Thursday, May 01, 2014

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See the Sondheim Exhibition and Music in Medieval Manuscripts

View the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Exhibition and the focus show Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum. Visitors can also enjoy a series of free family programs, teacher training and financial planning workshops and walk-in tours in June.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
See the Hackerman House before refurbishments begin July 1 and discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry and more.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore three-dimensional art 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: In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
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.

Drop-In Art Activities: Sculptural Forms
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014–Sunday, June 29, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Studio A
Learn what it takes to sculpt with different three dimensional materials. Each week, mold and manipulate with a variety of tools to create unique artworks.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a free tour of 19th century art and learn about a wide variety of styles of American and European painting and sculpture from 1800 to 1900. Reservations are not required.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Discover three-dimensional art 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.

James Dean, Liberace, and Others: The Wills of LGBT Icons
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2014
Time:  6–7 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Plan your legacy and join Michael E.S. McCarthy of U.S. Trust for an intriguing look into the wills of LGBTQ icons.

ArtKids Preschool: In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
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: The Arts of Asia
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
See the Hackerman House before refurbishments begin and discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry and more.

Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Men in Art
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Celebrate Father's Day and participate in a free, docent-led tour celebrating men in art. The tour will examine art from a variety of centuries and cultures. No registration is required

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Model & Mold
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Model & Mold
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 10 –11 a.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore three-dimensional art and introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

LGBT Lecture: Protecting Your Legacy
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Attend a presentation on personal financial planning and estate planning for same-sex couples. Professional advisors will lead a panel discussion on the legal and financial issues members of the LGBTQ community face as individuals, couples and families.

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014—Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Special Exhibition Gallery
See the work of the finalists for the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Artists will compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Set in Stone (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Carve, cast, model and celebrate three-dimensional art while being surrounding by marble busts, bas-reliefs and bronze figures.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Set in Stone (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Celebrate three-dimensional and surround yourself with marble busts, bas-reliefs and bronze figures in the artists’ studio.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
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. No registration is required.

The Imagination Tool Box: Integration, Creativity and Innovation
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Participate in an interactive, exciting and hands-on conference sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability, The Walters Art Museum and Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance. The conference will feature a Toolbox Slam, creative problem solving scenarios and networking session.

Revive, Contemplate, and Integrate - Registration for One
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014—Friday, June 27, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tour the Walters and participate in an arts-integrated mosaic-making lesson modeled by clay teaching artist Amanda Pellerin. Participants receive 1 MSDE CPD. These workshops are for teachers.

Thursday Night Film: The Great Confusion - The 1913 Armory Show
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
View a new documentary that reveals the organization of the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, known as the Armory Show. The film, by independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton, features more than 60 works by American and European painters and sculptors.

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014—Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Manuscripts Gallery
Explore music in its relationship with philosophy, religion and the arts during the Middle Ages. The exhibition is composed of approximately 20 manuscripts and objects.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 1-2 p.m. and 2–3 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry and more. The gatherings are part of a weekly series of free walk-in tours. No registration is required.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m. and 2–3 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. The gatherings are part of a weekly series of free walk-in tours.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
See “Highlights of the Walters” and explore painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. 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. 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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