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Events for Monday, February 20, 2017

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Ongoing

This installation brings together an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the Walters family’s magnificent gift to the city. From Rye to Raphael features 200 works chosen for their beauty and craftsmanship, alongside Walters family photographs and historic material culled from the archives. After viewing the installation, visitors are invited to consider the impact of giving on our community today.

Conservation Window

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM

Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016–Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring nearly a dozen sculptures and paintings drawn primarily from the John and Berthe Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images.

Drop-In Art Activities: Baltimore and Beyond

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017–Sunday, February 26, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!

Art Babies Newborn-10 months: Baltimore and Beyond

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Art Babies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children newborn to 10 months of age to bond, play, and learn in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration in our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing, crying, wobbling, and waltzing are welcome!

Art Tots: Baltimore and Beyond

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through stories, gallery play, and an art making activity.

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Rediscover the Walters’ Greek galleries with your eyes and ears during performances by Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord. Each musician will explore the connections between art, music, and mythology in this special night-time edition of the Walters’ Peabody on the Court series. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Sensory Morning

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for visitors with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. Educators from the Walters Art Museum and therapists from Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders facilitate all program activities.

Drawing from the Classics Teacher Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–03:30 PM

Practice your drawing skills while exploring the Walters’ collection of ancient art. Educators will share strategies and techniques for teaching observational drawing using museum objects along with connections for classroom instruction.

Walk In Tour: Rye to Raphael

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, in this reinstallation of the 19th century collection. We’ll explore the Walters’ tastes, varied art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore while seeing the paintings and sculptures they purchased.

Art Methods Series: Pen and Brush

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017–Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

Led by a practicing artist, participants will explore technical and creative drawing and painting processes. This is a six week series, offered from 1-3 p.m. each Sunday.

Art Tots: Baltimore and Beyond

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through stories, gallery play, and an art making activity.