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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Al Momia: The Night of Counting the Years
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
01:00 PM–04:00 PM
- The first film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Al Momia is considered one of the greatest Egyptian films ever made. Based on a true story, the film follows the difficult decision of two brothers to either follow the tradition of illegally looting to sustain their tribe, or to alert authorities to their tribal elders’ secret. Please join us for this special screening and post-film discussion.
- Bubba Ho-Tep
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
06:00 PM–07:45 PM
- The second film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Bubba Ho-Tep is a cult classic that tells the “true” story of what really became of Elvis Presley. Starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis, and Ossie Davis as John F. Kennedy Jr., the story begins at the Shady Rest Retirement Home in Texas where both are now spending their days. When mysterious deaths start occurring in the home, it’s up to these two old legends to show they have what it takes to defeat a 3,000 year old soul-sucking mummy!
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
05:30 PM–08:30 PM
- The third film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Agora is a historical drama set in Roman Egypt. The story centers on philosopher and mathematician Hypatia (Rachel Weisz). Set in the last days of the Roman Empire, Agora tells the story of a city at war, Alexandria, and its people, torn between religion and science, on the brink of a new era. Dr. Moulie Vidas, Assistant Professor of Religion and the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton, will lead a lively discussion after the film.
- Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Being black and rich (or poor) in Renaissance Europe
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
06:00 PM–07:00 PM
- Join us in the galleries to explore what it meant to be not only rich or poor but also black in Renaissance Europe. Dr. Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, will discuss works of art revealing ways artists represented the status of black and white Europeans. This tour will include versions of “Three Kings Adoring the Christ Child,” and other works in our Chamber of Wonders and Renaissance Galleries such as the exceptional "Wealthy Black Man" now on loan.