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Sensory Morning

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Designed for visitors with Sensory Processing Disorders and their families.

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, learn about the important and diverse roles of women in medieval society. Christine Sciacca, Associate Curator of European Art, 300–1400 CE, will not only discuss depictions of women in art, but also their impact as artists and patrons, using examples from the Walters collection. Following the talk, Sciacca will sign copies of her book Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Walk-in Tour: Divine Women in the Middle Ages

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Constructing Cultural Contexts: Museum Displays and Power Dynamics

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Where does cultural appropriation appear in museum displays? What can we as cultural workers and visitors do to change these paradigms of representation? Join cultural strategist and educator Keonna Hendrick for a conversation on cultural appropriation and strategies for combating it in institutional settings. Presented as the first in a three-part lecture series, Constructing Cultural Contexts, which examines museums through the respective lenses of race, gender, and religion.

Walk-in Tour: Invincible not Invisible: Strong Women in Art

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Walk-in Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Make Night: Textile Weaving

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Taking inspiration from the Walters’ tapestries, textile artist April Camlin will guide participants in the construction of a basic loom. Attendees will receive basic weaving instruction and begin their own textile piece.

Walk-in Tour: The Perils and Pitfalls of Art Collecting

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Walk-in Tour: Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Constructing Cultural Contexts: Gendered Narratives

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

How can interpretation and teaching at the museum begin to address narratives about women that are currently missing? How can museums use their collections to talk about the intersectionality of gender with race? Join Ravon Ruffin and Amanda Figueroa, founders of Brown Girls Museum Blog, for a conversation with Christine Sciacca, Associate Curator of European Art, about the presentation of gender at the museum. Presented as the second in a three-part lecture series, Constructing Cultural Contexts, which examines museums through the respective lenses of race, gender, and religion.

Buddhism and the Art of Enlightenment

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Celebrated Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman is the featured speaker for the Ford Lecture, which commemorates the Walters' new installation of Arts of Asia. A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. He has been named on of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, and is currently the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Thurman has authored books including the Central Philosophy of Tibet and Circling the Sacred Mountain.

Walk-in Tour: Renaissance Women

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.