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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.

A History of Pets: Cats and Dogs in the Walters Collection

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Domesticated animals have occupied very different roles in societies across time; in the present day, some pet owners even create social media accounts for their animals. Join Joanna Gohmann, Mellon Curatorial Fellow, and Hannah Burstein, Public Programs Coordinator, to learn about some of the ways that furry friends are depicted across the Walters’ collection.

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

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

For thousands of years, women have appeared in works of art depicted in all the important roles they play in life. In honor of Mother’s Day, we will meet some of the goddesses, queens and mothers who have inspired great works of art, and some of the patrons and artists who have created them.

Boshell Lecture: Dionysus Comes to Gaul

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

The consumption of wine entangled the ancient Gauls (inhabitants of present-day France and Belgium) and their Roman colonizers in complex and unanticipated ways, economically and politically. Michael Dietler of the University of Chicago will explore the role wine played in a series of encounters between the Gauls and the Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans who traded with them beginning in the 7th century BC. Reception to follow.

Painting and Pride: Bronzino

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Time: 05:30 PM–07:15 PM

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, this gallery talk will focus on the life and work of Agnolo di Cosimo, better known as Bronzino.

Elijah E. Cummings 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017–Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by students.

Elijah E. Cummings 2017 Congressional Art Competition Reception

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by students. A reception for students, teachers, and families of independent schools in Maryland and D.C. will take place on January 14th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm on the sculpture court.

Film: Throne of Blood

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM–04:30 PM

Explore samurai culture through a talk and screening of Akira Kurosawa’s highly regarded film. Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, will deliver a talk exploring the armor and accessories of Japanese samurai.

Make Night: Classical Drawing Atelier

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 06:30 PM–08:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing, Hans Paul Guerin of the Schuler School will demonstrate some of the materials and techniques of 19th century classical drawing.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Pangelica and Jeron White with Polarity

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Pop and electronic artist Pangelica will explore our emotional attachments to inanimate objects and the hidden sacrifice of luxury in the museum’s Treasury, while jazz bassist Jeron White and Polarity will create a multi-textured score that reflects the pluralism of cultures and beliefs represented in the Walters’ Icons gallery, which houses Jewish, Ethiopian Christian, and Eastern Orthodox objects.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Off the Page! (Full Day)

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017–Friday, June 30, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Experience a unique blend of art-making, gallery exploration, and collaborative activities at the Walters Summer Camp.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Off the Page! (Half Day)

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017–Friday, June 30, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Go beyond looking and discover what you can touch, smell, hear, and even taste in the galleries! Turn artifacts into music, sculptures into smells, and paintings into edible treats during this playful week.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Make Like an Egyptian (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 3, 2017–Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Tumble into the tombs of Ancient Egypt to discover the arts and life of the past. Be careful, you might even meet a mummy! *pro-rated holiday week

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Make Like an Egyptian (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 3, 2017–Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Tumble into the tombs of Ancient Egypt to discover the arts and life of the past. Be careful, you might even meet a mummy! *pro-rated holiday week

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Meet Me at the Castle (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017–Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Calling all knights, ladies, and dragons! Delve into the art of the medieval world, leaving no castle unexplored.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Meet Me at the Castle (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017–Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Calling all knights, ladies, and dragons! Delve into the art of the medieval world, leaving no castle unexplored.

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: 18th Century Art

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

Strengthen your observational drawing skills and build your portfolio while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Facilitated by a museum educator who is a practicing artist, each month we will explore a different area of the museum. The program is a ‘drop-in’ format, allowing participants to stay for as little or as long as they like. Basic materials are provided. Beginners welcome!

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Globe Explorers (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017–Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Travel around the world to discover amazing art from different countries and cultures. From China to Greece, Italy to India; we will make our way to every corner of the map. It’s going to be an adventure!

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Globe Explorers (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017–Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Travel around the world to discover amazing art from different countries and cultures. From China to Greece, Italy to India; we will make our way to every corner of the map. It’s going to be an adventure!

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Sense (Half Day)

Date: Monday, July 24, 2017–Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Go beyond looking and discover what you can touch, smell, hear, and even taste in the galleries! Turn artifacts into music, sculptures into smells, and paintings into edible treats during this playful week.

Summer Camp Grades 1-5: Art Sense (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 24, 2017–Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Go beyond looking and discover what you can touch, smell, hear, and even taste in the galleries! Turn artifacts into music, sculptures into smells, and paintings into edible treats during this playful week.

Summer Camp Grades 6-8: Museum Mash Up

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017–Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Inspired by artwork from around the globe, explore ways to combine media and methods into interdisciplinary masterpieces. Mix contemporary digital media with traditional practices and make the past come to life!

Summer Workshop Grades 9-12: Cover to Cover

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017–Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 09:30 AM–12:30 PM

Learn the art of bookmaking: make and dye paper, design and bind your own books, and explore printmaking techniques. The workshop will include special behind-the-scenes visits to the Walters Rare Book Room and Peabody Library. All professional-grade materials included.

Summer Camp Grades 6-8: Art Apprentice

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017–Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 09:00 AM–04:00 PM

Learn fine art techniques, practice observational drawing in the galleries, and make your own materials from scratch. Develop your professional artist skills and hone your craft.