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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.

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.

Ferocious Beauty Gallery Talk

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

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

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Sculpture Court

Date: Thursday, February 9, 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!

Make Night: Encaustic Painting

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Encaustic, or hot wax, painting has been used by artists from the time of ancient Egypt until today. Artist Christine Sajecki will show participants how to work in this versatile medium and explain why it has stood the test of time.

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Rediscover the Walters’ Greek galleries with your eyes and ears during performances by Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord. Each musician will explore the connections between art, music, and mythology in this special night-time edition of the Walters’ Peabody on the Court series. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Celebrating Women of the Renaissance

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Join us for a special talk held in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Virginia Treanor, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will discuss Ginevra Aldrovandi Hercolani by Lavinia Fontana (1552–1614), as well as the experiences of women artists and patrons in the Renaissance.

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Medieval Knights Hall

Date: Thursday, March 9, 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!

Walk In Tour: The Painter’s Use of Light

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In connection with the Light City Baltimore festival, this special tour will discuss how painters use their technical skill to create dazzling and contrasting lighting effects in landscape, genre, and still life paintings.

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Italian Renaissance

Date: Thursday, April 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!

Toward Equity in the Arts

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–09:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with local and national arts activists about equity in the arts. This talk will examine how race and class have impacted access and inclusion practices for funding, promotion, and exhibition opportunities in the arts, and will look at efforts to improve equity in these areas. The annual lecture is held in honor of the Walters’ founding Director of Education, Ted Low, and focuses on an important current topic in the museum field.

Peabody at Night: Peabody Dance

Date: Thursday, April 27, 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.

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Landscapes

Date: Thursday, May 11, 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!

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Chamber of Wonders

Date: Thursday, June 8, 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!

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!

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Salon and World’s Fair

Date: Thursday, August 10, 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!