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Monday, June 02, 2014

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Sizzle in July and August at Super Thursday, Sondheim and Children's Art Programs

Enjoy the Super Thursday Party: Here and Now, attend free art programs for children and participate in gallery walk-in tours in July and August at the Walters Art Museum.

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 award. The competition winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and reception, July 12, 6 p.m. in Graham Auditorium.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Somewhere in the Ocean

Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore oceanic art and use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story, short tour and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3424

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Somewhere in the Ocean

Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Use your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, short tour and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3425

Drop-In Art Activities: Aquatic Art

Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014–Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Studio A
Peek into the deep blue sea, design colorful steer ships and sail through the Walters’ collection to discover creatures of the deep.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3373

Walk-In Tour: Ancient Greece and Rome

Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time: 1– 2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Tour some of the museum's most popular galleries: Ancient Greece and Rome. The Walters' collection of ancient Greek art illustrates the history and culture of Greece from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period, while the Roman collection features sarcophagi, marble portrait busts, bronzes and more.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3511

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Somewhere in the Ocean

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 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,  short tour and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3426

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Somewhere in the Ocean

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore oceanic art and use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, short tour and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3427

Award Ceremony for the 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time: 6 –10 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Celebrate the Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists. The competition winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and reception.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3550

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 1 –2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. The tour is part of the museum’s weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3512

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. –11 a.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for families of children with sensory processing disorders. Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Participants will tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports and interpretive materials.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3428

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Sail Away with Me

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. –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.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3398

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Sail Away with Me

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. –11 a.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Discover oceanic art and introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3399

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tour: A Whale of a Tale (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. –12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Swim with the fish, sway with the seaweed, submerge yourself in art inspired by the ocean and make your own aquatic-inspired artwork.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3444

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: A Whale of a Tale (Afternoon Session)

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Make your own aquatic-inspired artwork and dive into a world of underwater treasures.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3445

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Explore painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. The tour is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3504

Art Kids Preschool Program: Zigby Hunts for Treasure

Date: Saturday, August 2, 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, short tour and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3489

Drop-In Art Activities: Treasures

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014–Sunday, August 31, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Studio A
Find inspiration in the Walters collections and explore a treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Visit each weekend to make a different treasure to wear, hold or gift
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3488

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
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.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3501

Art Kids Preschool Program: Zigby Hunts for Treasure

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Participate in a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, short tour and an art activity.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3490

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Explore painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. No reservations are required.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3505

Super Thursday: Here and Now

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 5–9 p.m.
Celebrate the closing of The Janet & Walters Sondheim Artscape Prize Exhibition. Enjoy music and drinks on the sculpture court, explore the museum and see the work of  seven exciting contemporary artists from the Baltimore-Washington region. The event is free and open to the public.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3557

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Participate in a free tour of The Chamber of Art and Wonders. The gallery replicates a 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3510

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014–Sunday, August 24, 2014, 01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Examine images of people from antiquity through the 19th century and get to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection.
Event webpage at: http://thewalters.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?e=3515

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014–Sunday, August 31, 2014, 01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.

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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