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Lectures, Talks & Classes at the Museum

The Walters Art Museum offers a wide variety of ways to talk about art and ideas, through our free and ticketed lectures, seminars, talks and classes.

We offer many other events for adults at the museum. For a complete, printable list of them all, download the public programs brochure (PDF). To see every event at the museum, including exhibitions, family programs and more, browse the online calendar of events.

You can register online to attend these events or call to register by phone at (410) 547-9000, ext. 238. You can also e-mail us at adultprograms@thewalters.org.

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Upcoming Events

Ceramics 101: April 27
Ceramics 101: April 27
Sunday, April 27, 2014
12:00 PM–03:00 PM
Offered in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this one-day workshop will take you into the galleries to find inspiration for your own ceramic masterpiece. Students will then return to the studio with 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.
Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International
Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International
Sunday, April 27, 2014
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Held in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.
Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age
Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age
Thursday, May 01, 2014
06:00 PM–07:00 PM
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fine bookbinding enjoyed an extraordinary period of creativity and artistic expression. Join exhibition curator Diane Bockrath for a tour of the focus show Bookbindings from the Gilded Age and an exploration of these fascinating objects.
Kimono Demonstration and Trunk Show
Kimono Demonstration and Trunk Show
Saturday, May 10, 2014
02:00 PM–04:00 PM
Please join Paul MacLardy, owner of Arise Bazaar and author of several books on the art of the kimono, for an enlightening afternoon on the Sculpture Court. This program will include a talk on the history of the kimono, including different styles and occasions for wearing kimono, as well as kimono dressing demonstrations and a trunk show. You won’t want to miss this special Mother’s Day weekend event.