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Events for November 24, 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!

ArtAccents Bilingual Tours: Crocodile/Cocodrilo

ArtAccents Bilingual Tours: Crocodile/Cocodrilo

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

ArtAccents Bilingual Family Tours offer children 6-12 years old and their adult companions an opportunity to immerse themselves in art and language through interactive gallery tours led by educators who are fluent in Spanish and English.

Intercambio: Tours in English & Spanish

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time: 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

Learning Spanish? Have fun with art and language in the Walters as part of the bilingual (Spanish and English) gallery series called Intercambio.

Intercambio - Tours in English and Spanish

Intercambio - Tours in English and Spanish

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time: 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

Learning Spanish? Have fun with art and language in the Walters Art Museum as part of the bilingual (Spanish and English) gallery series called Intercambio.

Intercambio - Visita en Español e Inglés

Intercambio - Visita en Español e Inglés

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time: 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

¿Aprenda inglés? Disfrútese del arte y del lenguaje en el Museo de Arte Walters haciendo parte de de la serie bilingüe en las galerías llamada -- Intercambio.

Music from an Imaginary Landscape

Music from an Imaginary Landscape

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Music from an Imaginary Landscape features the premiere performance of two musical compositions written in response to Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. One piece, by New-York composer and ethnomusicologist Daniel Thomas Davis, re-imagines the Book of the Faiyum as a musical guidebook to the imaginary landscapes of the ancient papyrus. The second composition, written for the occasion by Baltimore composer and presenter Judah Adashi, recasts Baltimore as a magical and mysterious terrain.

Walk-In Tour: Egypt

Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

For the first time in over 150 years, major sections from The Walters and The Morgan Library and Museum papyrus will be united, along with statues, reliefs, jewelry, and other papyri. The book celebrates the crocodile god, Sobek, and his special relationship to the Faiyum, an oasis west of the Nile. This tour is free with purchase of admission to the exhibition, or museum membership.