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Tour Galleries and Attend Family Art Programs at the Walters in June

Participate in tours, attend gallery talks as well as drop in art activities and register for family art programs at the Walters Art Museum in June.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth by Pat Mora
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Explore myths and 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.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth by Pat Mora
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: 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: Ancient Rome: The A-List
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Join John Shields, manager of docent programs, as he discusses the goals of Roman portraiture through examples from the Walters’ collection. Attendees will hear passages from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Petronius' Satyricon and a Roman food menu.

Walters Enthusiasts Toga Trivia
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: Members, $15; Non-members, $20
Bring your knowledge of the Walters’  collection, pop culture and Roman history for a chance to win prizes in a team trivia contest. Groups must consist of at least four but no more than six people. Individuals will be assigned to a team.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth by Pat Mora
Date: Saturday, June 6, 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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015–Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions and family programs. Registration is not required.

June 6 and 7: Build a Monster
June 13 and14: Create a Plate
June 20 and 21: Dragon Tales
June 27 and 28: Mythological Storytelling

Walk-in Tour: Renaissance Art
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Centre Street Lobby
Participate in a free, docent-led tour that explores the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Lily Cox-Richard: Possessing Powers
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $10
Learn about contemporary figurative sculpture and the postmodernist practice of mining existing art history and images. The talk celebrates the exhibition Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth by Pat Mora
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: 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.

Walk-in Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore the history of the Walters Art Museum, which  began as a 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.

Conservator's Eye: Looking Back, Facing Forward
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Hear Terry Drayman-Weisser, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of Conservation & Technical Research at the Walters, discuss her experiences over four decades, from conserving metals, enamels and ivory objects in the Walters’ collection to training conservators in Iraq.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Tell Me a Story
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Explore myths in art and introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity. Pre-registration is required.

Science in Art Museums? A Conversation about Public Value, Access, and Education
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Learn the role science plays in understanding art objects, and how is it being integrated into the museum experience. The panel will feature moderator Francesca Bewer, research curator at the Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies; Susan Roberts-Manganelli, director of the Art and Science Learning Lab at Stanford University; and senior Walters staff from the education, curatorial and conservation departments. The program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Make Night: Miniature Worlds, Terrarium Building with b.Willow
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $25
Attend a workshop on using Tillandsia, or air plants, to create terrariums.  b.Willow is a company that designs workshops and classes to help individuals incorporate more frequent and meaningful interactions with nature.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Hero of the Story (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Arts Center
Be the hero of a mythological journey, tiptoe past dragons and zig-zag around monsters. Stories will come to life in the studio as visitors create their own dragon tale.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Hero of the Story (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Arts Center
Create your own dragon tale, be the hero of a mythological journey, tiptoe past dragons and zig-zag around monsters.

Walk-in Tour: Celebrating Men in Art
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Celebrate Father’s Day and see depictions of men in painting and sculpture from antiquity to the 19th  century.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Tell Me a Story
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: 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.

The Imagination Toolbox: A Road to Creativity
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court and Graham Auditorium
Participate in short presentations by educators and businesses on how the arts develop creativity. The one-day conference brings together educators, artists and entrepreneurs around themes of 21st century skills reinforced through arts experiences.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Meet in the Family Arts Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Learn from the masters and explore strategies that will help you depict the human form and discover a personal approach to drawing. Program is recommended for ages 9–13.

Walk-in Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Participate in a tour of one of the museum's most unique galleries, the Chamber of Art and Wonders. The 17th century collection features artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

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.  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 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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