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Events for November 17, 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.

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.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Drop-In Art Activities: Egyptian Mysteries

Drop-In Art Activities: Egyptian Mysteries

Date Saturday, November 2, 2013–Saturday, November 30, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

Get closer to cracking the code of the mysterious Book of the Faiyum by becoming artist archeologists! Mark an X on your handmade aerial map and steer your boat in the right direction up the Nile River. Meet Egyptian gods and goddesses in our gallery and paint papyrus paper in our art studio – it’s no mirage! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:30 PM

The Walters Art Museum invites Girl Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Daisies, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Date Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This free tour of Nineteenth-Century Art examines a wide variety of styles of painting and sculpture from America and Europe from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required, just walk in!

William Randolph Hearst, The Collector

William Randolph Hearst, The Collector

Date Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Of the many marvelous works of art at the Walters, about three dozen once belonged to media magnate William Randolph Hearst, the most prodigious and controversial American collector. This lecture by National Gallery curator Mary Levkoff, author of Hearst The Collector, will chronicle Hearst’s collecting from his acquisitions and their opulent displays in his grand residences, to their dispersal during the Great Depression. Book signing to follow. Books available for purchase in the Museum Store.