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Monday, July 21, 2014

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Fall into September with Art Activities, Tours, Lectures and Musical Performances

Create masterpieces, attend lectures about financial legacies, art and history and drop-in for tours at the Walters Art Museum in September. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

In the Galleries: Words and Jazz
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: Renaissance and Baroque Galleries
Explore musical interpretations of some of the museum’s most dramatic works of art. Visitors will talk with John Shields, manager of docent programs and hear jazz violinist David Schulman.

Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014–Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Studio A
Stamp, roll, illuminate and explore literature throughout the Walters collection. Learn what it takes to be an author, journalist and graphic designer every weekend in September.

The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a tour highlighting the art of the ancient world and see objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East. No reservations are required.

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Parts 1-4
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 4:30–7 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price:
Members: $50
Regular: $65
Senior Citizens: $65
Students: $50
Explore the fascinating relationship between art and science. In this series of four workshops, visitors will learn how Walters staff use light to identify the materials and processes of artistic production. Participants will also explore scientific instrumentation, including techniques to identify chemical elements, compounds and mixtures.

Mysteries of the Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Price:
Members: $0
Regular: $10
Senior Citizens: $10
Students: $10
Discover the mysteries of the Star-Spangled Banner manuscript, once part of the Walters collection and now permanently at the Maryland Historical Society.  Elissa O'Loughlin, former senior paper conservator at the Walters Art Museum and the National Archives and Records Administration, will lead the discussion.

The Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In-Tour
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Walk and enjoy a tour of The Chamber of Art and Wonders, replicating a 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

LGBT Lecture: Protecting Your Legacy
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 6–7:30 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 LGBT community face as individuals, couples, and families, whether married or not, and how they can address them to ensure that their families and choices are protected. Event is sponsored by U.S. Trust and the Walters Art Museum.

Art as Inspiration: Beating the Writing Blues
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price:
Members: $50
Regular: $65
Senior Citizens: $65
Students: $50
Learn how to beat the writing blues at a teacher workshop featuring professional Delta blues musician Curtis Blues. Enjoy light refreshments, a guided tour of the collection and a three-hour working session in the galleries with Mr. Blues.

Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Price:
Members: $0
Regular: $10
Senior Citizens: $10
Students: $10
Join us for a discussion about the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts. Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer Corine Wegener will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, director of conservation at the Walters, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage.

Castles and Cathedrals Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art, and their importance to people's lives during this period.

Happy Hour with the Walters Enthusiasts at the Center Club
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Location: Center Club - 100 Light Street - 15th floor
Join the Walters Enthusiasts, a group of dynamic individuals committed to increasing and retaining attendance of individuals aged 21 and over, for an exclusive happy hour at the Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy drinks specials and participate in a networking opportunity for young professionals. The event is hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts and the Young Members of the Center Club.

Renaissance Art Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore Renaissance art through a tour of the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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. 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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