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Events for Monday, January 23, 2017

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Ongoing

This installation brings together an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the Walters family’s magnificent gift to the city. From Rye to Raphael features 200 works chosen for their beauty and craftsmanship, alongside Walters family photographs and historic material culled from the archives. After viewing the installation, visitors are invited to consider the impact of giving on our community today.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM

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

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.

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016–Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring nearly a dozen sculptures and paintings drawn primarily from the John and Berthe Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images.

Drop-In Art Activities: Let's Play

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017–Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

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!

Art Tots: Let’s Play

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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.

Peabody at Night: Peabody Dance

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This group of pre-professional dancers will perform collaborative projects—inspired by works in the Walters’ collection—on the stunning Sculpture Court. Melissa Stafford, Director and Department Chair, and Constance Dinapoli, Artistic Coordinator of Contemporary Dance, will provide context and remarks on the program. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Walk In Tour: Fruit to Forest: A Plant Hike through Art

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the midst of winter, the verdant landscapes of the Walters’ collection will bring back the thrill of spring! Join us as we look for cultivated gardens, native forests, and fruit in painting, sculpture and textiles.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and the Korean dance groups Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company and Stepping Stones.

Art Tots: Let’s Play

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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.