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FREE MLK Jr. Day Family Festival

Monday, January 20, 2014
10:00 AM–04:00 PM
FREE MLK Jr. Day Family Festival

Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through theatrical and musical performances, our special guests will help us to reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, congratulate your personal heroes, and tell your stories through art projects and collaborative activities! 


Powerful people:

  • Watch MLK’s I Have a Dream speech
  • Bea Gaddy Family Center presents a Collection Connection Scavenger Hunt! Find works of art selected by community members that reflect Bea Gaddy’s life and accomplishments.

Powerful performances:

  • Baltimore Urban Debate Team presents Winning Essays
  • Bomani performs Open Mic


  • Illstyle & Peace performs the dance and music celebration, We Dance II Inspire


  • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Hero Monuments and Personal Journey Books, Studios A & B, and Mighty Medallions, Level 2 Lobby
  • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Powerful Postcards, Let Freedom Ring, Sculpture Court, Level 2A

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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

American Artists Abroad

Date: 04/19/14 - 06/22/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others. It celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, to catalogue and photograph more than 600 American paintings, drawings, and miniatures.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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