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Make Night: Indian Cuisine

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

To celebrate the reopening of Arts of Asia, spend an evening exploring the culture of the Indian subcontinent through image and cuisine. Hear about some of the exciting works in the new installation and learn how to make several classic Indian dishes from expert instructors at the Schola Cooking School. This program will take place at Schola Cooking School, 1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201.

Peabody Academy Festival Orchestra

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Promising young musicians from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program will present a string orchestra concert featuring works by Bach, Walker, and Janácek. The Sculpture Court provides an idyllic background for these musicians. Presented in collaboration with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Free

Film: Russian Ark

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time: 06:45 PM–08:30 PM

Filmed in a single take—the longest in cinema history—Russian Ark (2002) is a historical drama that moves through the rooms of the famous Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, exploring 300 years of Russian history.

Red Velvet with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, join cast members of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company as they present scenes from the production Red Velvet. The play takes a look at the portrayal of Othello by African American actor Ira Aldridge in 1833. Jo Briggs, Associate Curator for 18th- and 19th-Century Art, will offer her commentary on depictions of Othello in the Walters collection, including the recently acquired sculpture on Level 4.

Make Night: Stretch Your Own Canvas

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 06:30 PM–09:00 PM

During this workshop, participants will learn how to stretch their own canvas over a wood support. Framemaker Jon Steele will guide participants in the long-term care and storage of their canvases, as well as provide a short lesson on cutting mats for framed pictures. Senior Paintings Conservator Pamela Betts will join Steele for a conversation.

Walk-in Tour: It's Complicated: Relationship Troubles

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and Korean dance groups Stepping Stones and Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company.

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, learn about the important and diverse roles of women in medieval society. Christine Sciacca, Associate Curator of European Art, 300–1400 CE, will not only discuss depictions of women in art, but also their impact as artists and patrons, using examples from the Walters collection. Following the talk, Sciacca will sign copies of her book Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Walk-in Tour: Divine Women in the Middle Ages

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Ted Low Lecture: Museum Displays and Power Dynamics

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Where does cultural appropriation appear in museum displays? What can we as cultural workers and visitors do to change these paradigms of representation? Join cultural strategist and educator Keonna Hendrick for a conversation on cultural appropriation and strategies for combating it in institutional settings. Presented as the first in a three-part lecture series, Constructing Cultural Contexts, which examines museums through the respective lenses of race, gender, and religion.

Walk-in Tour: Invincible not Invisible: Strong Women in Art

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.

Walk-in Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. and are free. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required.