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Events for Friday, July 21, 2017

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Ongoing

This installation brings together an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the Walters family’s magnificent gift to the city. From Rye to Raphael features 200 works chosen for their beauty and craftsmanship, alongside Walters family photographs and historic material culled from the archives. After viewing the installation, visitors are invited to consider the impact of giving on our community today.

Conservation Window

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Sunday, October 13, 2019
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

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.

Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017–Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Training the Eye explores the Walters' rich collection of works on paper through the lens of 19th-century artistic training and technique. Working in a range of mediums from watercolor to graphite to ink, artists honed their skills through intensive practice, seeking to become masters of their art. This intimate exhibition brings together 17 richly detailed and evocative portraits, still-life studies, and figure drawings—many of which are on view at the Walters for the very first time. This exhibition is generously supported by the Women's Committee.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2017 Finalists' Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017–Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This summer see an exhibition of the finalists’ work for the $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, Baltimore’s most prestigious artist award.

Drop-In Art Activities: Create and Curate

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017–Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!

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!

Walk-in Tour—From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Learn about the fascinating story of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, and how they amassed their collections throughout their lives and travels on this free docent-led tour. We’ll explore the Walters’ tastes, varied art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore while viewing the paintings and sculptures they purchased.

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.

Art Tots: Create and Curate

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through stories, gallery play, and an art making activity.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Nudie Suits and Sam Bessen

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

The Walters’ performance series ART/SOUND/NOW brings live performance into the galleries on fourth Thursday nights in the summer. Experience the collections in new ways as musicians provide intriguing soundscapes in the galleries for one night only. 

Walk-in Tour: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Throughout the ages, people have always found time to celebrate. Join us on this free docent-led tour as we explore the celebration of food and drink in objects from Ancient Greece through the 19th century.

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: 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!