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Events for Wednesday, January 18, 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
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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!

Association of Independent Maryland and D.C. Schools (AIMS) Student Art Exhibition

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017–Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by students.

Member Tour—Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Tour the exhibition Ferocious Beauty with Katherine Kasdorf, Wieler-Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and learn about wrathful Buddhist deities from Tibet and Nepal. Though they appear intimidating these deities are beneficial, using their power to help devotees overcome challenges to their spiritual goals.

Make Night: Pasta Making with Schola

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Celebrate the Walters’ Italian art collection with a culinary connection to the past as we make fresh pasta with the chefs at Schola Cooking School. After learning about some of the great works from the collection, you’ll use a pasta sheeter to create a few of the old favorites—fettuccine alfredo, pappardelle with Bolognese sauce, and cheese ravioli in spinach pesto. This workshop will be held offsite at Schola Cooking School, 1005 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Homeschool Workshop Ages 5–6: The Chamber of Wonders

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

View an authentic chamber of wonders that reflects a 17th-century perspective on collecting Learn about the Age of Exploration through National Geographic activities that promote discovery, curiosity, and observation.

Homeschool Workshop Ages 7–9: The Chamber of Wonders

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

View an authentic chamber of wonders that reflects a 17th-century perspective on collecting Learn about the Age of Exploration through National Geographic activities that promote discovery, curiosity, and observation.

Homeschool Workshop Ages 10–12: The Chamber of Wonders

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

View an authentic chamber of wonders that reflects a 17th-century perspective on collecting Learn about the Age of Exploration through National Geographic activities that promote discovery, curiosity, and observation.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop Ages 13–17

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

Develop your drawing skills through observation and practice in the Walters’ galleries in this monthly workshop. Work with instructors during a single session to learn basic drawing skills or attend multiple sessions to build a cohesive portfolio.

Peabody on the Court: Quartet Esprit

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

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.

Peabody Academy Festival Orchestra

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Promising young musicians from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program will present an hour-long string orchestra concert. The Sculpture Court provides an idyllic background in which to marvel at the talent of these young musicians. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

A la Table with Monet and Manet: A French Wine Tasting Dinner

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–10:00 PM

Celebrate French food, wine, and art through dinner in the 19th century gallery in this winter iteration of Artful Dining. Presented in partnership with Jerry Pellegrino, Chef/ Co-Owner of Schola.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Let’s Play

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for family groups with school-aged children. Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration.

Walk In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

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 Art and Wonders replicates a collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

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.