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Celebrate Love and Make Art at the Walters in February

Participate in events celebrating love at the Walters in February; tour the collection, make art, attend a free Super Thursday Party, and learn about African-American identity in the Walters’ collection.  

Drop-in Art Activities: Love
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015–Sunday, March 1, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Celebrate love, build a monument, write love-filled letters and create a keepsake box.

Walk-in Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art and learn about their importance to people's lives during the period.

Art Kids Preschool Program: I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Explore love in 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.

Art Kids Preschool Program: I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
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.

Gallery Talk: Images of the African Diaspora in the Walters' Collection
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Center Street Lobby
Hear Jackie Copeland, special advisor on strategic partnerships, explore works in the Walters’ collection that address African-American identity, as well as race and identity in the African Diaspora.

Art Bytes
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015–Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Join technology and creative communities as they build programs and applications that enhance the museum experience for visitors.

Peabody on the Court Music Series
Date: Friday, February 06, 2015
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Hear guitarist Andrew Marino perform an hour-long concert of classical music.

Art Kids Preschool Program: I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Learn to 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.

Walk-in Tour: Renaissance Art
Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Explore the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Art Babies Program: L is for Love
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class.

Super Thursday Party
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 5–9 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a love-themed Super Thursday Party filled with music, performances, cocktails and special surprises.  Each person who registers receives a FREE drink.

Art Kids Preschool Program: I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Explore love in 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.

Walk-in Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt
Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Explore the beliefs and customs of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Counting Kisses
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
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.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: L is for Love
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Sing and sway in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class.

Make Night: Setting Type by Hand
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $40; Non-members, $50
Explore the process of setting type by hand and letterpress printing while learning about the Walters’ current manuscript exhibition,

From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Finding Families (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Family Arts Center
Meet the families that live in the paintings and sculptures of the Walters' collection and learn about their lives throughout history.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Finding Families (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Family Arts Center
Learn how families in the paintings and sculptures of the Walters' collection lived throughout history.

Free Chinese New Year Celebration
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 12–3 p.m.
Participate in art activities and see traditional Chinese performances in honor of the year of the Sheep.

Walk-in Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Explore From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story and learn how The Walters Art Museum began as the private passion of two men, William T. Walters (1819–1894) and his son, Henry (1848–1931), but grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Counting Kisses
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
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.

Make Night: The Art of Fabrication
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Discover the connection between contemporary and historical artworks and participate in a hands-on workshop.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Depicting Reality: Portrait and Space
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 10:30–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Family Arts Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Learn useful strategies to draw the human figure and explore portraiture and human expression. Program is recommended for ages 9–13.

Peabody Academy Strings
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Hear the Peabody Academy Strings as they present an hour-long concert of classical music on the Sculpture Court.

Hours/Admission
Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays 10–9 p.m. Admission to the Walters’ collection is free.

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 – including a legendary collection of illuminated medieval manuscripts that is a national treasure – to the city of Baltimore. Its permanent 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 Café Q, 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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