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Drop-in Art Activities: Mummies & Myths

Date
Saturday, October 5, 2013Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time
10:00 AM–03:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday

Spend the entire month of October exploring ancient Egypt with us! Discover how the pyramids were built and create one of your own. Decorate a mummy mask and visit our very own museum mummy, “Mery”! Try the same artistic tools and techniques that people used thousands of years ago. Celebrate our special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, at our Free Egyptian Family Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 10am-4pm!

Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend!

October Activities Schedule

  • October 5th – 6th – Sun Scarabs
  • October 12th-13th – Mummy Masks
  • October 20th-Nile River Resists
  • October 26th-Free Egyptian Family Festival
  • October 27th-Pop-up Pyramids

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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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