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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.

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 Off the Page! (Full Day)

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017–Friday, June 30, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Experience a unique blend of art-making, gallery exploration, and collaborative activities at the Walters Summer Camp.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Off the Page! (Half Day)

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017–Friday, June 30, 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: Make Like an Egyptian (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 3, 2017–Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Tumble into the tombs of Ancient Egypt to discover the arts and life of the past. Be careful, you might even meet a mummy! *pro-rated holiday week

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Make Like an Egyptian (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 3, 2017–Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Tumble into the tombs of Ancient Egypt to discover the arts and life of the past. Be careful, you might even meet a mummy! *pro-rated holiday week

Sondheim Finalists' Talk (Part 1)

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Hear from the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Different artists will provide a brief presentation that contextualizes their work in the galleries. See the exhibition, then stay for informal conversations with the artists in the Cafe.

Sondheim Finalists' Talk (Part 2)

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Hear from the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize in our two-part talk series. Talks this day by finalists Kyle Tata, Sara Dittrich, Mequitta Ahuja, and Ben Kelley.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Meet Me at the Castle (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017–Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Calling all knights, ladies, and dragons! Delve into the art of the medieval world, leaving no castle unexplored.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Meet Me at the Castle (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017–Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Calling all knights, ladies, and dragons! Delve into the art of the medieval world, leaving no castle unexplored.

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: 18th Century Art

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

Strengthen your observational drawing skills and build your portfolio while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Facilitated by a museum educator who is a practicing artist, each month we will explore a different area of the museum. The program is a ‘drop-in’ format, allowing participants to stay for as little or as long as they like. Basic materials are provided. Beginners welcome!

Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–09:00 PM

This year’s Sondheim Finalists’ Exhibition is on view at the Walters. Seven finalists are competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $25,000 fellowship. Attend the award ceremony and be among the first to celebrate the winner, then mingle with members of Baltimore’s arts community at a reception on the Sculpture Court. Extended gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Globe Explorers (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017–Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Travel around the world to discover amazing art from different countries and cultures. From China to Greece, Italy to India; we will make our way to every corner of the map. It’s going to be an adventure!

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Globe Explorers (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017–Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Travel around the world to discover amazing art from different countries and cultures. From China to Greece, Italy to India; we will make our way to every corner of the map. It’s going to be an adventure!

Make Night: Watercolor Atelier

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–08:00 PM

Fritz Briggs of the Schuler School will highlight some of the materials and techniques of 19th century drawing. Over the course of two days, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Walters staff about the exhibition and will also make art in the Schuler School’s atelier setting.

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!

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.

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 Studio.