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Events for Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015
Every Thu

Time 05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Every Thu

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, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

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.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

American Artists Abroad

American Artists Abroad

Date Saturday, April 19, 2014–Sunday, June 22, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others.

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fine bookbinding enjoyed an extraordinary period of creativity and artistic expression. Join exhibition curator Diane Bockrath for a tour of the focus show Bookbindings from the Gilded Age and an exploration of these fascinating objects.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, May 2, 2014

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Our final spring Peabody on the Court Music Series concert will feature flutist Jared Harrison. 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.

Drop-In Art Activities: Play the Part

Date Saturday, May 3, 2014–Sunday, June 1, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

All the Walters is a stage! What is your character’s story? Tell your tale through set design, props, and even masks! Move, dance, and give voice to all of the art that you make with us in May.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of performance! Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert. 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.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of performance! Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert. 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.

Legacy Tea

Date Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time 02:00 PM–04:00 PM

Members of the Walters Legacy Society are honored at annual private Legacy Society Tea that includes a private tour of our special exhibition or the permanent collection. This is a private event for members of the Walters Legacy Society.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of performance! Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert. 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.

Walters Enthusiasts Taste & Tour

Walters Enthusiasts Taste & Tour

Date Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Join the Walters Enthusiasts for a perfect pairing of Japanese art and sake. Enjoy a private tour of "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics" with Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, coupled with a special tasting of a selection of Japanese sake.

Kimono Demonstration and Trunk Show

Kimono Demonstration and Trunk Show

Date Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time 02:00 PM–04:00 PM

Please join Paul MacLardy, owner of Arise Bazaar and author of several books on the art of the kimono, for an enlightening afternoon on the Sculpture Court. This program will include a talk on the history of the kimono, including different styles and occasions for wearing kimono, as well as kimono dressing demonstrations and a trunk show. You won’t want to miss this special Mother’s Day weekend event.

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Moon Theater

Date Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of performance! Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert. 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.

Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art

Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art

Date Sunday, May 11, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the spirit of Mother's Day and in honor of women everywhere, join us for this special free tour celebrating women in art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.

ARTBABIES PROGRAM: Quiet on the Set!

Date Tuesday, May 13, 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!

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6

Date Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 7-9

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 7-9

Date Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12

Date Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16

Date Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Morning Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Morning Session)

Date Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

The Walters’ galleries are your stage and the surrounding works of art are your props! Improvise and perform a production inspired by the museum's collection

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Afternoon Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Afternoon Session)

Date Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters collection, and then create artwork that relates to the theme of the tour. This month, "Lights, Camera, Action!" invites families to improvise and perform a production inspired by the museum's collection.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia

Date Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.