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Events for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Please join us for this hour-long concert of classical music by the Peabody Preparatory Strings, held on the museum's beautiful Sculpture Court. This special concert will be directed by Rebecca Henry, who holds the Scott Bendann Chair in Classical Music at the Peabody Institute, and will feature performances by the Young People’s String Program, Performance Academy for Strings, and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program.

Member Preview and Appreciation Day

Member Preview and Appreciation Day

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Members at all levels get an exclusive preview of two new exhibitions—A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli and Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker—the day before they open to the public. Enjoy guided discussions in the galleries, a 10% discount in the Museum Store, and more.

Opening Day Talk: Carlo Crivelli and the Italian Renaissance

Opening Day Talk: Carlo Crivelli and the Italian Renaissance

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

In celebration of the opening of A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli and the artist whose rare and dazzling paintings mix the otherworldly with the everyday, the Walters presents a panel discussion with three special speakers. Explore why Crivelli is unique among 15th-century Italian painters with Stephen J. Campbell; investigate the physics and science behind the construction of panel paintings with Karen French; and marvel at the proper techniques for slaying dragons with Joaneath Spicer.

A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli

A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016–Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This winter the Walters presents a new view of the Italian Renaissance. See the work of one of the most original and innovative painters in fifteenth-century Italy, Carlo Crivelli of Venice. This intimate exhibition showcases his luminous paintings, with their lavish use of gold, suggesting the materiality of goldsmiths’ work and luxury textiles.

Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker

Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016–Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

New this winter is an exquisite exhibition that explores the story of Madame de Pompadour, the influential mistress of King Louis XV of France, best remembered as an enthusiastic patron of the arts. Less well known are the works of art she made and collected. On view here for the first time are selections from the Suite of Prints, an extremely rare first-edition set of etchings created by the royal mistress in the 1750s and purchased by Museum founder Henry Walters from a Parisian book dealer in 1895.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Depicting Reality: Portrait and Space

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Depicting Reality: Portrait and Space

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Participants will have an opportunity to think creatively and express their personal voices while drawing in the galleries. This family-oriented workshop is designed for children 9–13 years old and their favorite adults to enjoy together.

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

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

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century. Come experience a sampling of what the museum has to offer!