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See A New Installation, Attend Art Activities and Lectures in October

See "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story", attend creative workshops, lectures and participate in free drop-in tours at the Walters Art Museum in October.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members, $5
Explore the elements of art. Toddlers and adults can use their senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Learn how to make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials.

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: Ancient Art Galleries
Price: FREE
See ancient sculpture through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Visitors will learn how ancient Greeks and Romans created elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins or shampoo.

Peabody on the Court Music Series
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: FREE
Hear saxophonist Susan Summers on the Sculpture Court. The free concerts are presented on select first Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members, $5
Use all of your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Scout Museum Days: A Medieval Life
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: $10
Discover the Middle Ages during an interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs.

Scout Museum Days: A Medieval Life
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: $10
Earn merit badges and discover the Middle Ages during an interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs.

The Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Price: FREE
Tour the Chamber of Art and Wonders which replicates a 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No reservations are required.

Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of art
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014–Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Studio A
Price: FREE
Visit every weekend in October and learn about color and texture from Walters artists and museum educators.

Baltimore's Jazz Scene: 1934
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members, $10
Learn what 1934 meant for Baltimore and the history of jazz. The event is co-sponsored by WEAA 88.9 FM.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, Free, Non-members $5
Use your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Decorating with Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace near Venice
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members $10
Explore romantic themes for the decoration of Renaissance palaces. Professor Jaynie Anderson will focus on a garden of love in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, and the Walters’ series of monumental panel paintings representing the romance of Paris and Helen, the first panel of which has been conserved and is now installed in Knight's Hall.

Portraits: Who Am I? Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Price: FREE
Examine images of people from antiquity through the 19th century and explore characters from different cultures, as well as the media in which they are depicted. No reservations are required.

Art Babies Program: Paint by Number
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 1–2:00 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Entrance
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members, $5
Participate in activities for play and sensory exploration in the comfort of a private studio.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, FREE; $5
Explore the elements of art and use your senses during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Make Night: Photography and Composition
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Learn the essentials of good composition, discuss what makes a compelling visual story and participate in a scavenger hunt to find masterpieces to photograph. Cameras, without tripods and lighting equipment, and smart phones are welcome.

Gala 2014: Carnevale di Venezia Gala
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.–12 a.m.
Price: $500
Join the Walters for a spectacular evening in Venice that supports important museum programs and initiatives. Enjoy aperitifs on the Palazzo, dinner in the galleries and dancing into the night. Follow your meal with a cocktail at Harry's Bar.

pARTy at the Walters: Carnevale di Venezia
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 9 p.m.–12 a.m.
Price: $90 ($110 after October 1, 2014)
Enjoy dancing, desserts and an open bar at the premier event of the fall season. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.

Highlights of the Walters Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Price: FREE
Explore painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. No reservations are required.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: The Artist's Studio (Afternoon Session)
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: FREE
Work collaboratively to discover, identify and organize the elements of art throughout the museum’s galleries. The tour is for adults and children ages 6–8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: The Artist's Studio (Morning Session)
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: FREE
Discover, identify and organize the elements of art throughout the museum. The tour is for adults and children ages 6–8.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: Paint by Number
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Entrance
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members $5
Sing and sway in the museum galleries during a 60-minute program that includes activities to strengthen rhythm and movement.

Art Tots Program: The Artist's Apprentice
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members $5
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art,  Part 2
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 4:30–7 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, $15; Non-members, $20; Students, $15
Join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the connections between science and art. The session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collections of America’s Gilded Age
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, FREE; Non-members, $10
Hear Inge Reist bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most admired collections. Reist is director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library. Program is related to the installation From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Strengthen observational drawing skills and build portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. The workshop is recommended for ages 9–13.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Centre Street, Level 4
Price: FREE
Explore the lives, times, tastes and legacy of William T. Walters (1819–1894) and his son, Henry (1848–1931), founder of the Walters Art Museum. The new installation honors the museum’s 80th anniversary as a public institution.

Sensory Morning
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 9 –11 a.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Participate in accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders. Tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports and interpretive materials.

The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Price: FREE
Enjoy a tour highlighting art of the ancient world, including world including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East. No reservations are required.

Omnivorous Collectors
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, FREE; $10
Hear Jo Briggs, assistant curator of 18th and 19th century art at the Walters Art Museum; Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of literary and historical manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum;  and John Ott, associate professor of art history at James Madison University consider how discriminating purchasing cemented social relationships at the turn of the century. Program is related to the installation From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.

Art Tots Program: The Artist's Apprentice
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, FREE; $5
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60 minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

Museum Hours
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 6–7:45 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: FREE
See Museum Hours, the story of an unexpected friendship between a museum guard and an enigmatic visitor, set against the backdrop of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the city of Vienna. Movie is 107 minutes and not rated.

About the Walters Museum

The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art to the city of Baltimore. Its collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. The Museum Store, located next to the Museum’s Café, offers distinctive gifts, jewelry and books based on the Museum’s collections. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum.

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