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Slow Art Day


Saturday, April 9, 2016


10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Slow Art Day

Be part of this global event celebrating art. The concept is to look at five artworks for 10 minutes each, then share what you discovered on-site and online. Last year more than 200 museums and galleries from Shanghai to Paris participated. This year in Baltimore, stop by the Walters and spend an hour looking closely at five works we’ve selected, from ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, and present-day Japan. At 2 p.m. meet up for a moderated conversation and snacks. 

The five works selected for the Slow Art Day 2016 at the Walters are:

Sarcophagus with the Triumph of DionysusRoman (Artist) / Sarcophagus with the Triumph of Dionysus / ca. 190 (Imperial) / Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

Location: Roman Art Gallery (Second floor, Centre Street building)




Indian (Artist) / Ganesha / 1st half 11th century (Pala) / Gift of J. Gilman d'Arcy Paul, 1967

Location: Lobby (First floor, Centre Street building)







The Mongol Invasion

Workshop of Kawashima Jimbei II (Japanese, 1853-1910) (Workshop) / The Mongol Invasion / ca. 1904 (Meiji) / Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904

Location: From Rye to Raphael, the Walters Story exhibition (Fourth floor, Centre Street building)





Fra Carnevale (Italian, 1445-1484) (?) (Artist) / The Ideal City / ca. 1480-1484 (Renaissance) / Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

Location: 15th-Century Italian Art Gallery (Third floor, Charles Street building)


Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis (French, active 1699-1730) (Artist) / Painted Fire Screen / 1700 / Museum purchase, 1972

Location: French Art Gallery (Second floor, Charles Street building)