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Events for Friday, March 1, 2013

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, March 1, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This Peabody on the Court Music Series concert will feature solo violinist Lauren Rausch. This free concert is presented through a partnership with the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue

Date Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.

ArtKids Preschool Program: The Great Moon Hoax

Date Saturday, March 2, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore headlines in art! The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Brownie Girl Scouts Museum Day: Travel the Silk Road

Date Saturday, March 2, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

Just for Brownies! Follow the Silk Road, share whimsical stories and create a work of art inspired by scenes of Ancient China while earning merit badges during this interactive, two-hour exploration!

Cub Scouts Museum Day: Travel the Silk Road

Date Sunday, March 3, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

Just for Cub Scouts! Follow the Silk Road, share whimsical stories and create a work of art inspired by scenes of Ancient China while earning merit badges during this interactive, two-hour exploration!

Drop-in Art Activities: In the News

Date Sunday, March 3, 2013–Sunday, March 31, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Extra! Extra! Make art all about it! Write, wear and build newsworthy objects and inventions from the 19th Century. Take inspiration from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, as we collaborate with a famous Baltimore poet and send your words across the globe! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required—rop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Sensory Morning

Date Sunday, March 3, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with autism and their entire family! Enjoy the collections of The Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Tour the selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports, and interpretive materials, and create a work of art in the comfort of a private studio.

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West - Asian and Western Art

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West - Asian and Western Art

Date Sunday, March 3, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Partake in a free, docent-led tour highlighting works in the Asian and Western art collection. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.

ArtKids Preschool Program: The Great Moon Hoax

Date Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore headlines in art! The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky. You and your child will use all 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: The Great Moon Hoax

Date Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore headlines in art! The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Lunch and Learn: The Bacchic St. John the Baptist

Lunch and Learn: The Bacchic St. John the Baptist

Date Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

The Renaissance desire to find a single, universal truth in human history and religion sometimes led humanists to a Christian interpretation for pagan divinities and their stories. A number of images of St. John the Baptist reveal this syncretism by the year 1500. The Walters is home to two such paintings. Bring your light lunch and listen as retired National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer Russ Sale delves into the fascinating history of the Bacchic St. John the Baptist.

EVENT CANCELED: Religion and Pluralism in Egypt: Historic and Contemporary Views

Date Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

This event has been canceled.

Happy Hour With the Walters Enthusiasts at the Center Club

Date Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time 05:30 PM–07:30 PM

Join the Walters Enthusiasts (WE) for an exclusive happy hour at The Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy drink special and a spectacular view at this networking opportunity for young professionals. This event is hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts and the Young Members of the Center Club.

Members Opening - New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Members Opening - New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time 07:00 PM–10:00 PM

Members of the Walters Art Museum are invited to be among the first to view this exciting exhibition. In this first exhibition devoted to Woodville since 1967, the Walters' rich holdings and several key loans will be assembled to explore the formation, historical and social context, and contemporary reception of this engaging painter.

Jr. & Brownie Girl Scouts Museum Day: Travel the Silk Road

Date Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

Just for Juniors and Brownies! Follow the Silk Road, share whimsical stories and create a work of art inspired by scenes of Ancient China while earning merit badges during this interactive, two-hour exploration!

ArtKids Preschool Program: The Great Moon Hoax

Date Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore headlines in art! The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Partake in a free, docent-led tour exploring the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.

Early Music at the Walters

Early Music at the Walters

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time 05:30 PM–07:00 PM

Join us in the Sculpture Court for this new Sunday concert series presented by An die Musik. Tickets to each performance are $15 for adults, $12 for members and $10 for students. Enjoy a wine reception following each concert. Purchase tickets at andiemusiklive.com.

Opening Day Talk: New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Opening Day Talk: New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Exhibition curator Dr. Joy Heyrman will introduce Baltimore-born artist Richard Caton Woodville, in this special exhibition, the first of its kind since 1967. Learn about new discoveries revealed in the exhibition, the social, political and technological transformations Woodville considered, and the broad impact his paintings achieved through reproduction, for a new American audience hungry for visual imagery.

Spire Series: Gary Vikan, Annual Distinguished Lecturer

Spire Series: Gary Vikan, Annual Distinguished Lecturer

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–04:00 PM

Gary Vikan will give one of his last lectures as Director of the Walters Art Museum and discuss his new book, "Shroud of Turin." The lecture will conclude at the Walters Art Museum. This event will begin at the First & Franklin Presbyterian Chrch, 210 West Madison Street, Baltimore.

Waltee's Cubs Baby Program: Choo Choo

Date Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

NEW! Waltee's Cubs is our newest program for families with infants and pre-toddlers. Waltee's Cubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 18 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 art activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Daisy Girl Scouts Museum Day: Travel the Silk Road

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:30 PM

Just for Daisies! Follow the Silk Road, share whimsical stories and create a work of art inspired by scenes of Ancient China while earning merit badges during this interactive, two-hour exploration!

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Write a Letter 11AM

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Write a letter to people in the past, present and future. This month, we will be asking questions and sharing stories with each other as we explore paintings in our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Find out what you share in common with the children living in Baltimore over 100 years ago! Travel to the studios to create an artistic postcard and send it off with a special stamp