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Hop into Spring with April Museum Tours and Student Workshops

Attend spring-inspired drop-in art activities, learn about floral arranging at the Spring Day in Paris Lecture and Luncheon, and visit many other Walters Art Museum activities and collections.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
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.

Gallery Talk: Hybrid Texts: The Walters' Collection of Rare Incunabula
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Follow curator Lynley Herbert through a 45-minute tour and discussion of the special exhibition From Pen to Press.

Peabody on the Court Music Series
Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Listen to Aik Shin Tan and Martin Bernstein perform an hour-long concert of French Baroque music for two recorders.

Drop-in Art Activities: Nature
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015–Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Learn about art and create sculptures and collages using natural materials.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
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: Highlights of the Walters
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Challenge 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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Spring Break
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015–Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Take a break and explore the new season with spring-inspired art.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy a 90-minute, hands-on activity, involving all of your senses, combined with a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

The Romance of Rome and the Business of Sculpture
Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Listen to curator Jenny Carson as she outlines the way marble sculptures were produced and marketed throughout much of the 19th century.

Walk-in Tour: The Influence of Religion on Art
Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Examine how Judaism, Christianity and Islam influenced the creation of art.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Show
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Celebrate the artistic achievements of Anne Arundel County Public School students at an exhibition of artwork inspired by the Walters' collection.

Art Babies Program: Planting a Rainbow
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class.

Literacy in the Arts
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Discover meaningful connections between the collections of the Walters Art Museum and the English language arts.

Make Night: Stone Lettercarving
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Explore stone carving and lettering while learning about our current exhibition, "From Rough Stone to Living Marble."

Women's Committee Event: A Spring Day in Paris Lecture and Luncheon
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium and Sculpture Court
Listen and watch as Laura Dowling, chief floral designer at the White House, discusses and demonstrates floral arranging techniques. Seated luncheon follows the discussion.

Free Spring into Science Family Festival
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Spend the day immersed in the wonders of science and art. No registration required.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Show Reception
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Enjoy the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Show and a reception for participating students and their families.

Walk-in Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore the Walters’ mission to bring art to people of Baltimore through a walk-in tour of the Level 4 installation.

John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture: Establishing Authenticity in Traditional Chinese Painting
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Examine and learn to appreciate authentic Chinese painting as Stephen Little, department head and curator of Chinese and Korean art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, discusses what distinguishes an authentic Chinese painting from a copy or forgery.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Nature (Morning Session)
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–noon
Location: Family Art Center
Wander through the museum and discover how artists throughout history used nature as inspiration.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Nature (Afternoon Session)
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Learn how artists throughout history used nature as inspiration and create your own work of art in the studio.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: Planting a Rainbow
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Sing and sway in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Spring Has Sprung
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

Gallery Talk: Sebastian Martorana
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 6:30–7 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Follow sculptor Sebastian Martorana through a 30-minute tour and discussion of historical and contemporary practice in stone working in the special exhibition From Rough Stone to Living Marble.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Nature and Landscape
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Learn to draw natural forms and capture atmosphere in landscape drawing. Recommended for ages 9–13.

Walk-In Tour: Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore the complex collaborative process between William Henry Rinehart and the skilled Italian workmen responsible for executing Rinehart’s clay models in marble.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Spring Has Sprung
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Enjoy art and the museum with toddlers through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

About the Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. General admission to the museum is always free.  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 collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th century paintings.  Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum.

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