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Party at the Walters, Hear Music, and Make Art in October

Attend a free musical concert, party at a fundraiser to support the museum, learn to sketch and take part in lectures about ancient gold and Islamic prayer rituals.

The Freedom to Read
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Celebrate Banned Books Week and attend a talk exploring the convergence of art, literature and censorship. Attendees will explore Liu Dan’s painting "The Dictionary," currently on view, as well as the stories behind recent examples of banned books. The program concludes with a public “read out” and is in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Peabody on the Court Music Series
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015–Friday
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Hear cellist Jessica Korotkin. The free concerts are presented on select first Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Drop-In Art Activities: Up the Nile
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015–Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Decode hieroglyphs, learn about Egypt's famed blue-green ceramics and check out mummies and masks.

  • October 3 and 4: Hello Hieroglyphs!
  • October 10 and 11: Faience Fish
  • October 18: Amazing Amulets
  • October 24 and 25: Protective Patterns
  • October 31 and November 1: Mummy Masks

Sensory Morning
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Attend a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their families. Museum educators, occupational and physical therapists from Kennedy Krieger Institute and security officers work to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging for all. Phone pre-registration is required. To register, contact Ashley Hosler at 410-547-9000, ext. 325, or e-mail ahosler@thewalters.org.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015|
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby.

Marvel at one of the museum’s most fascinating galleries, the Chamber of Art and Wonders. It replicates a 17th-century collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Up the Nile
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Participate in a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

The Gold of El Caño
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10; Senior citizens and students, $5
Hear Conservators Kim Cullen Cobb, Ainslie Harrison, and Julie Lauffenburger as they discuss the 1,000-year-old cemetery site of El Caño in central Panama. The program is held in conjunction with the special exhibition Gold of the Ancient Americas.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Up the Nile
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 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. For children ages 3 to 5.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Up the Nile
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Explore Egyptian art during a 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity. For children, ages 3 to 5.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Up the Nile
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: 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. For children, ages 3 to 5.

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby.
Examine personalities in painting and sculpture from ancient times through the 19th century. Reservations are not required.

Between Light and Shadow: Islamic Rituals and the Production of Islamic Science
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Hear George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at Columbia University, as he presents a talk about the ritual of Islamic prayers and the relationship between these prayers and the interplay of light and shadow. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation

Art Babies Program: Up the Nile
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Play and learn in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class. For children newborn through 12 months. Pre-registration is required.

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015–Sunday November 8, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Celebrate students’ artistic achievements at an exhibition inspired by the Walters’ collection. The Walters will host a reception for participating students and their families on Sunday, November 8, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

The Science of Art, Part 3: Pigments and the Science of Color
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 4:30–7 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $15; Non-members, $20
Explore the connections between science and art. The session will introduce participants to the chemistry and physics of pigments or colorants.

Make Night: Portraiture
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 6–8:30 p.m.
Location: Studio B

Price: Members, $25; Non-members, $35; Senior citizens and students, $30
Examine works in the Walters’ collection that use dramatic light and shadow to carve portraits out of darkness. Participants will create charcoal drawings by studying figurative sculptures and a live model on the Sculpture Court.

Party at the Walters 2015: An Evening on the Narada
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9 p.m.–12 a.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: $90
Enjoy an evening featuring festive cocktails, open bar, disc jockey and delectable desserts. The event is presented by the Walters Enthusiasts, a young members group that supports the museum.

Gala 2015: An Evening on the Narada
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.–12 a.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: $500

Experience cocktails on the Sculpture Court, dinner in the galleries and dancing into the night. The black-tie gala supports the Walters.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Up the Nile (Morning Session)
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: Family Art Center

Learn about life, leaders and mummies on a journey through Ancient Egypt. For children, ages
6 to 8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Up the Nile (Afternoon Session)
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Discover life, leaders and mummies on a journey through ancient Egypt. For children, ages
6 to 8.

Art Tots Program: Up the Nile
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 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. For children ages 2 to 3. Pre-registration is required.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: Up the Nile
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Sing and sway in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class that explores Egyptian art. For children ages 13 to 23 months. Pre-registration is required.

A Taste of Cherry
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 6:45 –9 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10; Senior citizens and students, $5
See “A Taste of Cherry” by Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (1997, 95 min., Farsi with subtitles). The movie explores the complex views Iranian citizens hold about life, culture and religion. Following the screening, film critic and filmmaker Godfrey Cheshire will lead a talk. The event is presented in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

Doors Open Baltimore
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Learn about the history of the museum’s campus, its relationship to the Mount Vernon neighborhood, and the unique architectural displays throughout the buildings.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 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. For children ages 9  to 13 years. Pre-registration is required.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby.
Learn about life and death in ancient civilizations and examine art relating to war, mythology, politics and daily life. Tour includes objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East.

Art Tots Program: Up the Nile
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 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. For children ages 2 to 3.

The Science of Art, Part 4: Is It "Real"?
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 4:30–7 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $15; Non-members, $20
Explore the connections between science and art. Participants will focus on distinguishing an authentic Renaissance work from a forgery.

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.

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