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Events for Saturday, October 1, 2016

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Ongoing

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Thursday, October 13, 2016
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme.

Drop-In Art Activities: Museum Mysteries

Drop-In Art Activities: Museum Mysteries

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016–Friday, October 14, 2016
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

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!

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Examine personalities in painting and sculpture from ancient times through the 19th century. Come meet a few of the characters in the Walters’ collection!

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme.

The Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open

The Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Back for a second year, this program highlights the examples of taxidermy that are found in the Museum’s collection as well as the vibrant practice of contemporary alternative taxidermists. The event includes a talk with Walters curator Joaneath Spicer, a taxidermy presentation by Divya Anantharaman, a book signing with Robert Marbury, and the 2nd Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition with Bazaar Baltimore.

Marvels of the Chamber of Wonders

Marvels of the Chamber of Wonders

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

In conjunction with the Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open, curator Joaneath Spicer will discuss the concept behind assembling the museum’s Chamber of Wonders, highlighting key examples of taxidermy along the way.

Peabody on the Court: Tyrone Page

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Wonders

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Wonders

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Journey back to the 17th century, as you marvel at one of the most unique and popular galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Wonders replicates a collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world. You will be fascinated as you examine the paintings, sculptures, animals, insects, and shells that fill this amazing space!

Art Babies 11–23 months: Museum Mysteries

Art Babies 11–23 months: Museum Mysteries

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 11 to 23 months of age are invited 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 Babies 11–23 months: Museum Mysteries

Art Babies 11–23 months: Museum Mysteries

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 11 to 23 months of age are invited 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!

The Science of Art Teacher Workshop

The Science of Art Teacher Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

Join the Walters’ conservators, scientists, and educators to explore the many connections between science and art. This hands-on technical workshop will introduce participants to materials techniques used by conservators and scientists that result in the care and treatment of works of art from the Walters’ collection.

The Walters Gala 2016: A Feast for the Senses

The Walters Gala 2016: A Feast for the Senses

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–12:00 AM

Enjoy cocktails on the sculpture court, dinner in the galleries, and dancing into the night at this not-to-be-missed black-tie gala supporting the Walters.

The Walters Party 2016: A Medieval Revelry

The Walters Party 2016: A Medieval Revelry

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Don’t miss one of Baltimore’s most anticipated events, the Walters Party, Saturday, October 15. Limited tickets available! Enjoy festive cocktails and an open bar, a DJ and dancing, and delectable desserts on the Sculpture Court. This year’s Party, A Medieval Revelry, is inspired by stunning new exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, which opens to the public on October 16. Hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts, a young members group that supports the museum.

Symposium on the Senses

Symposium on the Senses

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

The special exhibition A Feast for the Senses highlights the differences in how we understand and even use our five senses today compared to the medieval era. Curators and professors will examine this concept through a series of short presentations. The program includes refreshments and a reception, and exhibition curator Martina Bagnoli will sign copies of catalogue following the talks.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Museum Mysteries

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Museum Mysteries

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 6–8 years old and their favorite adults. Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Museum Mysteries

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Museum Mysteries

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 6–8 years old and their favorite adults. Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration.

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016–Sunday, January 8, 2017
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The art of medieval Europe—luminous stained glass windows, church bells with their mesmerizing sounds, and tapestries depicting fragrant gardens—stirred the senses. This international loan exhibition brings together more than 100 paintings, tapestries, metalwork, manuscripts, and prints from museums in the United States and abroad, including masterpieces from the Walters’ collection.

Art Tots: Museum Mysteries

Art Tots: Museum Mysteries

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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.

Art Babies Newborn–10 months: Museum Mysteries

Art Babies Newborn–10 months: Museum Mysteries

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children newborn to 10 months of age are invited 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!