The Walters Art Museum is open Thursdays until 9 p.m., Sponsored by BGE.
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 1996–Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM
Explore the Walters’ collection through writing and words. Write stories and speak with your hands through art!
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
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.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013
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.
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 9, 2013
The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Explore painted stories in art! Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson. 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.
Time: 09:00 AM–04:30 PM
No school today? Mini Camps at the Walters offers creative kids a unique and fun-filled way to spend the day! We will travel back in time to Baltimore during the 19th century as we explore our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Work together to discover new inventions and create visual tricks! We'll spend the day in the studios creating artwork, playing parlor games, and visiting the special exhibition to learn, observe & imagine.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013–Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Take a break to make spring-inspired art with us! Explore the new season with special art activities that will help to cure your spring fever! Join us for a different project each day.
Time: 01:00 PM–04:00 PM
Want to have interesting conversations about art, learn new techniques, and build your portfolio? During each 2 week session, students will explore the galleries and experiment in the studio, making personal connections to the collection and sharpening art-making skills.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013–Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 04:30 PM–07:00 PM
Woodville was known for his use of narrative detail and his humorous characterizations of 19th-century America. On April 3, 2013, join curators and museum educators for a guided tour of this special exhibition while enjoying 19th-century inspired refreshments. The second part of this workshop will take place on April 10th and will feature a professional teaching artist who will lead you through performing arts, social studies, language arts, and visual arts integrated activities.
Time: 04:30 PM–06:30 PM
Woodville was known for his use of narrative detail and his humorous characterizations of 19th-century America. On April 3, 2013, join curators and museum educators for a guided tour of this special exhibition while enjoying 19th-century inspired refreshments.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM
Bring your light lunch and listen as Walters' Paintings Conservator Eric Gordon shares his insight into Baltimore artist Richard Caton Woodville from a technical perspective. Eric spent many hours completing a technical research study on the Walters’ Woodville paintings in preparation for the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.
Time: 06:15 PM–07:30 PM
Please join us for an evening gallery conversation with Dr. Eva Helfenstein, Mellon Fellow in Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters Art Museum, as she explores one of the most unusual pieces in the Cabinet of Wonders. The splendid rock crystal casket is a very rare example of late medieval court art still in existence today. The absence of directly comparable objects emphasizes the necessity of a close examination of the piece itself, with special attention to the materials and workmanship.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013–Sunday, April 7, 2013
Each spring, Art Blooms enhances the Walters collection with interpretive floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs. In addition, we will feature a speaker who will demonstrate how to interpret art with flowers, and our pop-up store, The Garden Shed. Art Blooms is presented by the Walters Women's Committee which supports and promotes the museum's mission.
Time: 11:00 AM–03:00 PM
As part of the weekend-long Art Blooms event, docents will be available to explain the floral interpretations throughout the Nineteenth-Century Art Galleries.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
This Peabody on the Court Music Series concert of chamber music will feature cellists from the studio of Alison Wells. This free concert is presented through a partnership with the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Time: 11:00 AM–12:15 PM
Speaker Susan Detjens is an award-winning flower arranger whose work is pictured in The Fine Art of Flower Arranging. She has served as a Flower Show and Judging Representative for the Garden Clubs of America.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013–Sunday, April 28, 2013
In April, roll up your sleeves and put on your smocks as we explore paint together! We’ll take a close look at paintings from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, and learn how to use paint in brand new ways to tell our own stories. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required—drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM
In this one of our free, weekly walk-in tours, explore the paintings showing life and politics in mid-19th century America by Baltimore-born artist Richard Caton Woodville. No reservations are required. Just walk in.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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!
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
Stroll through Baltimore's cobblestone streets as we experience life in the 19th century. Share your stories using a printing press and send a secret message using Morse Code, play in our 5th annual early childhood area, and enjoy captivating performances all day long! Strap on your suspenders as we create Victorian art together! Visit the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, for FREE today!
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!
Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Join us for an enlightening afternoon as Walter B. Denny, Islamic Scholar and Art History Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, explores the differing cultural expectations of "greatness" in art, and the various collaborative practices existing in the art of the Islamic world, especially after the establishment of the first royal design ateliers in the fifteenth century CE.