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Thursday Nights at the Walters

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

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Every Thu

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.

Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017–Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Training the Eye explores the Walters' rich collection of works on paper through the lens of 19th-century artistic training and technique. Working in a range of mediums from watercolor to graphite to ink, artists honed their skills through intensive practice, seeking to become masters of their art. This intimate exhibition brings together 17 richly detailed and evocative portraits, still-life studies, and figure drawings—many of which are on view at the Walters for the very first time. This exhibition is generously supported by the Women's Committee.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2017 Finalists' Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017–Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This summer see an exhibition of the finalists’ work for the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, Baltimore’s most prestigious artist award.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Sense (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 24, 2017–Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Go beyond looking and discover what you can touch, smell, hear, and even taste in the galleries! Turn artifacts into music, sculptures into smells, and paintings into edible treats during this playful week.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Sense (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 24, 2017–Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Go beyond looking and discover what you can touch, smell, hear, and even taste in the galleries! Turn artifacts into music, sculptures into smells, and paintings into edible treats during this playful week.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Nudie Suits and Sam Bessen

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

The Walters’ performance series ART/SOUND/NOW brings live performance into the galleries on fourth Thursday nights in the summer. Experience the collections in new ways as musicians provide intriguing soundscapes in the galleries for one night only. 

Summer Workshop Grades 9-12: Cover to Cover

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017–Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 09:30 AM–12:30 PM

Learn the art of bookmaking: make and dye paper, design and bind your own books, and explore printmaking techniques. The workshop will include special behind-the-scenes visits to the Walters Rare Book Room and Peabody Library. All professional-grade materials included.

Summer Camp Grades 6-8: Museum Mash Up

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017–Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Inspired by artwork from around the globe, explore ways to combine media and methods into interdisciplinary masterpieces. Mix contemporary digital media with traditional practices and make the past come to life!

Gallery Talk—Past and Present: The Work of Bonnie Collura

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Join ‘sindikit gallery and artist Bonnie Collura for a talk that highlights the deep connections between art across time periods, and how the Walters’ collection serves as a resource for Collura’s contemporary sculpture.

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.

Summer Camp Grades 6-8: Art Apprentice

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017–Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Learn fine art techniques, practice observational drawing in the galleries, and make your own materials from scratch. Develop your professional artist skills and hone your craft.

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family.

Make Night: Setting Type by Hand

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:30 PM

Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the printing of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the Walters’ exhibition Uncertain Times: Martin Luther’s Remedies for the Soul, this two-part workshop explores letterpress printing from raised metal type with Baltimore Print Studios.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Jimmy Joe Roche and Raw Silk with Jonna McKone

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

In the third and final installment of this year’s series electronic artist Jimmy Joe Roche will highlight the connections between mysticism, religion, and music, focusing on humans as imperfect resonate chambers, in the museum’s Baroque galleries. The violin and sitar of Raw Silk will team up with Jonna McKone to investigate the fraught nature of museum displays by attempting to bridge space and time with a combination of analog and digital sounds in the Walters’ Ancient Greek galleries.

Member Tour—Uncertain Times: Martin Luther’s Remedies for the Soul

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Join Yu Na Han, Zanvyl Kreiger Fellow in the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Abigail Quandt, Head of Book and Paper Conservation, as they explore the books and manuscripts on display in this one-gallery exhibition. The talk will provide insight into the world of Martin Luther and his philosophy on life and religion.

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.

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 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.