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Events for Saturday, February 1, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015

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, and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

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.

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: Women in the Arts

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014–Monday, February 24, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

Celebrate inspirational women with us this February! Create art inspired by famous women printmakers, sculptors, and painters. Honor the important women in your life through portraiture and storytelling.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore women in the arts! Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

FREE Chinese New Year Festival

FREE Chinese New Year Festival

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM–03:00 PM

Good luck and fortune begin at The Walters Art Museum! Join us for traditional Chinese performances in honor of the year of the Horse. Those born under the sign of the horse are energetic, hard working, and quick-witted- let’s celebrate together!

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

The celebrated African American artist, Jacob Lawrence, illustrated the biblical creation in his Genesis Series. This 1989 commission resulted in a set of eight silkscreened images, on loan from a private collection, in bold colors that move in an active, cinematic style, recalling the passionate sermons heard during the artist's youth. Explore these striking works of art during this free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street lobby.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore women in the arts! Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore women in the arts! Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Being black and rich (or poor) in Renaissance Europe

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Being black and rich (or poor) in Renaissance Europe

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join us in the galleries to explore what it meant to be not only rich or poor but also black in Renaissance Europe. Dr. Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, will discuss works of art revealing ways artists represented the status of black and white Europeans. This tour will include versions of “Three Kings Adoring the Christ Child,” and other works in our Chamber of Wonders and Renaissance Galleries such as the exceptional "Wealthy Black Man" now on loan.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore women in the arts! Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Monuments Man: The Walters

Monuments Man: The Walters' Marvin Chauncey Ross

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Michael Kurtz, National Archives expert, recounts how the “Monuments Men” tracked and located nearly five million European artworks and cultural treasures stolen by Hitler and the Nazis during WWII. Among them was Marvin Chauncey Ross (1904–1977), the Walters’ first Curator of Medieval Art and Subsequent Decorative Arts. Joining him is Melissa Wertheimer, Walters’ archives assistant, who will share her fascinating discoveries while researching the Marvin Ross papers at the Walters.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This free tour of nineteenth-century art covers a wide variety of styles of American and European painting and sculpture from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required; just walk in!

ARTBABIES PROGRAM: G is for Girl

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtBabies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 12 months of age to bond, play, and learn in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

The first concert of the Spring Peabody on the Court Music Series will feature the Sonar New Music Ensemble. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

WALK, WONDER, & CREATE TOURS: Walk in Her Shoes 11AM

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Lace up and double knot your most comfortable pair of walking shoes as we explore extraordinary women in the arts. Behind the easel or modeling as the subject, women have long inspired creativity, storytelling, and social progress. Let the legacy of our honored women inform artwork of your own!

Walk, Wonder, and Create: Walk in Her Shoes

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Lace up and double-knot your most comfortable pair of walking shoes as we explore extraordinary women in the arts. Whether behind the easel or modeling as the subject, women have long inspired creativity, storytelling, and social progress. Let the legacy of our honored women inform artworks of your own!

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this free, walk-in tour, explore one of our most popular collections: ancient Egypt. Objects in the collection include statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary works, and jewelry, as well as artifacts reflecting the daily life of ancient Egypt. Individual pieces to be highlighted during the tour are chosen by the docent. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby for our weekly free tours.

ARTCUBS PRE-TODDLER PROGRAM: G is for Girl

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtCubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 13-23 months of age to sing and sway during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries as well as age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Wobbling and waltzing are welcome!

ART TOTS PROGRAM: Wonderful Women

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

ArtTots is our early childhood museum program specially designed just for 2-3 year olds and their favorite adult! Each ArtTots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Explore women in art!

Black History Month Lecture Series - Jacob Lawrence: Painter of the American Scene

Black History Month Lecture Series - Jacob Lawrence: Painter of the American Scene

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join Deputy Director for Audience Engagement Jacqueline Copeland as she explores the artwork of renowned American painter Jacob Lawrence. Held in conjunction with the Genesis Series, 1990, focus exhibition on view at the Walters until April 13, 2014, Copeland will explore how Lawrence's work both reflects and transcends African American culture to become universal statements of the human condition.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.