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Events for October 06, 2013

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.

Drop-in Art Activities: Mummies & Myths

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013–Sunday, October 13, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

Spend the entire month of October exploring ancient Egypt with us! Discover how the pyramids were built and create one of your own. 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!

Egypt

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.

Opening Day Talk: Egypt

Opening Day Talk: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Exhibition curator Dr. Marden Nichols will provide an overview of the exhibition Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, a papyrus containing a map-like representation of the Faiyum oasis, a region west of the Nile, renowned in antiquity for its worship of the crocodile god Sobek. This exhibition reunites sections of the Greco-Roman Egyptian book owned by the Walters Art Museum and the Morgan Library & Museum, which have been separated since the papyrus was divided and sold in the 19th century.

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art in Dan Brown

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art in Dan Brown's Inferno

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This special Walk-In tour takes its inspiration from Dan Brown’s novel, Inferno. The Renaissance, Medieval, and Ancient Near Eastern galleries will be featured. Designed for those who have read or are currently reading the book, this tour will be spoiler-free! As one of our series of Sunday Walk-In tours, this event is free and open to the public. Meet in the Centre Street lobby at 1:00pm.