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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.

Uncertain Times: Martin Luther’s Remedies for the Soul

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017–Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Uncertain Times: Martin Luther’s Remedies for the Soul focuses on the ways in which Martin Luther, the 16th-century German religious reformer, comforted the distressed souls of his contemporaries by approaching them as a father, a husband, and a friend—rather than as a priest or theologian. Approximately 20 works will be on view, ranging from a simple beer cup to a mesmerizing rendering of the Lutheran orb and cross composed entirely of microscopic hand-lettered prayers. The Walters presents this one-gallery exhibition during the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Art Methods Series: Ceramics

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017–Sunday, October 22, 2017
Every Sun

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM
Every Sun

Explore works of art in the collection that will serve as inspiration as you create your own works of art in the studio! During this series, participants will work with clay, mosaic, glazing, and firing techniques to create their ceramic artwork.

Early Learning Student Art Show

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017–Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host its first Early Learning Art Show, highlighting the children that attend Art Kids, ArtTots, Start with Art and Achievements programs.  This exhibition will showcase work inspired by the collection created by some of the Museum’s youngest artists.  

Member Celebration: Arts of Asia

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 04:00 PM–06:00 PM

All members are invited to a celebratory reception and access to Arts of Asia before it opens to the public. Guests are invited to stay for a public talk by Amy Landau, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian Art, at 6 p.m. following the reception. The Arts of Asia galleries are open until 9 p.m.

Arts of Asia

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017–Thursday, October 1, 2020
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

One of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America will take center stage when Arts of Asia reopens at the Walters on Sunday, October 1. Highlighting the artistic traditions of diverse cultural regions, this new installation brings together a stunning array of objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. At its heart is the John and Berthe Ford Gallery, featuring the art of India, Nepal, and Tibet.

Interpretations of Julius Caesar with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Associate Curator of Art of the Mediterranean, 5000 bce–300 ce, Lisa M. Anderson-Zhu will share insight into the Walters’ ancient Roman collection, while cast members from the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company present scenes from their production of Julius Caesar.

Meditative Yoga in the Galleries

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM–12:45 PM

Instructor Alex D’Agostino will lead participants in an hour-long meditative yoga session in the galleries followed by a discussion about the surrounding artwork. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

The Walters Gala & Party 2017

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–12:00 AM

You are invited to attend a magnificent evening in support of the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Gala & Party is a memorable event unlike any other in Baltimore. This exquisite, once-a-year event provides funding for the Walters’ innovative education and exhibition programming and free admission for all.

The Walters Party 2017

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Don’t miss one of Baltimore’s most anticipated events! Enjoy an open bar, light fare and dessert, and dancing on the breathtaking Sculpture Court. Proceeds from the Gala and Party support the museum and help keep the Walters free and open to all.

Member Tour—The Sacred Gaze: Arts of India, Nepal, and Tibet

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Join Amy Landau, director of Curatorial Affairs and curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian art, and Julie Lau enburger, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of Conservation and Technical Research, as they reveal the seen and unseen qualities of making an image sacred in Tibet and Nepal. This talk coincides with the October opening of Arts of Asia.

Día de los Muertos Community Altar

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017–Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–05:00 PM

The museum’s community altar will be on display for the two weeks leading up to our Di´a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration on October 29. We invite members of the public to bring items to place on the altar, in honor of loved ones who have passed.

Make Night: Ceramic Vessels

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–08:45 PM

Create your very own unique ceramic vessel in this special workshop, designed to celebrate the contemporary Japanese ceramics display in the new installation of Arts of Asia.

Morgan at the Walters

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:00 PM

Join faculty from Morgan State University’s music department for a multi-faceted evening of vocal classics, instrumental favorites, and other musical delights on the museum’s beautiful Sculpture Court.

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with traditional dance performances and art-making activities. Visitors will be able to contribute to a community altar, enjoy special food and drink, and take tours of the collection in English and Spanish.

Gallery Talk: Coyote

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Artist Edgar Reyes has created an installation, Coyote, in response to the ancient Americas collection. He will be joined by Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff, Jr., Associate Curator of Art of the Americas, 1200-1500 CE, for a talk about his work and its connection to indigenous traditions from Mexico and Central America.

Mindfulness in the Galleries

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM–12:45 PM

Instructor Malek Robbana will lead participants in an hour-long meditative mindfulness session in the galleries followed by a discussion about the surrounding artwork. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Opening Day Talk: Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

In celebration of the opening of Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy, join the curators for a conversation about the fascinating stories behind the exhibition.

Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017–Sunday, May 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This exhibition explores the Russian crafts tradition that culminated in the creativity of the workshop of Carl Fabergé, with over 70 stunning objects on display—including two Imperial Easter Eggs purchased by the museum’s founder, Henry Walters. 

After Fabergé

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017–Sunday, May 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Five digital prints by artist Jonathan Monaghan present finely-crafted, surreal versions of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, two of which are in the Walters’ collection. His large-scale prints blend the dazzling detail of the original masterworks with modern culture.

Performance: Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Local jazz artist Todd Marcus will present a performance of his Blues for Tahrir, an emotional work about hope and loss inspired by the Egyptian uprising of 2011, as well as new pieces inspired by his neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester. Docent-led tours of the Egyptian galleries will be given during intermission.

Member Tour: Celebrating the Holidays in Medieval Art

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

For the holiday season, Christine Sciacca, associate curator of European art, 300–1400 CE, explores themes of gift-giving, feasting, and family in the Walters’ world-renowned collection of medieval art.