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Discover Fashion, Make Gold Jewelry and Tour Galleries in August

Learn to make gold jewelry, discover fashion, attend ART/SOUND/NOW and drop in for tours at the Walters Art Museum in August.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Explore fashion in art in 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: Fashion
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Tap into your creativity skills and create artful projects related to the Walters’ collection and special exhibitions.
August 1 & 2: Textured Textiles
August 8 & 9: Headdresses and Hats
August 15 & 16: Flowing Fabric
August 22 & 23: Precious Fibulae
August 29 & 30: Daring Designs
 

Walk-in Tour: Art of the Ancient World
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Discover decorative works of arts related to life in Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome.
 

Art Kids Preschool Program: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Participate in a hands-on experience that incorporates a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.
 

Art Kids Preschool Program: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Identify and create various forms of fashion in art through a short story, a tour and an art activity.
 

Gallery Talk: Arms & Armor with Baltimore Knife & Sword
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 6:30 –7:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Join Kerry Stagmer, of Baltimore Knife and Sword, for a tour of the Walters’ collection of arms and armor. Learn how some of the weapons in the Museum’s collection were constructed and used.
 

Art Kids Preschool Program: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Use all of your senses in a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.
 

Walk-In Tour: Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Learn about the complex collaborative process by which Rinehart produced his extraordinary marble sculptures.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Fabulous Fashions (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Arts Center
View the fashion trends depicted in the Walters’ collection and design an artwork related to a monthly theme.
 

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Fabulous Fashions (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Arts Center
Observe the fashion trends of the 17th century during a 60-minute experience that allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection.
 

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

Art Tots Toddler Program: Let's Play Dress-Up
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 10 –11 a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, Free; Non-members, $5
Use your imagination and dress like your favorite Walters painting while engaging in age-appropriate short stories, play activities and an art activity.
 

Make Night: Gold Jewelry
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time: 6:30 –9 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Senior Citizens and Students, $30
Create a copper badge brooch, inspired by the Gold of the Ancient Americas exhibition.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Abstraction and Symbolism
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12 p.m.
Location: Family Arts Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Strengthen, create and express your personal approach to drawing abstract shape and color while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection.
 

Walk-in Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, August 23, 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.
 

Art Tots Toddler Program: Let's Play Dress-Up
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 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.
 

ART/SOUND/NOW: JoAnna Ford
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Time: 7 –8:30 p.m.
Location: Rye to Raphael
Price: Members, $10; Non-members, $20; Senior Citizens and Students, $10
Join soprano JoAnna Ford and Jo Briggs, curator of 18th and 19th century art, for a guided musical tour of the special installation From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.
 

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 offers distinctive gifts, jewelry and books based on the museum’s collections.