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Honor Dr. King, Attend Family Festivals and Taste Rye in January

Visit the Walters in January for a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an Islamic Family Festival, walk-in tours, panel discussions, musical concerts and a rye tasting.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Wonderful Words
Date:  Saturday, January 2, 2016Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-member, $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.

Drop-In Art Activities: Wonderful Words
Date:  Saturday, January 2–Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore the Walters’ collection through writing and words every weekend in January. Registration is not required.
January 2 & 3: Paint Your Story
January 9 & 10: Written Identities
January 16 & 17: Talking Hands
January 23 & 24: Book Arts
January 30 & 31: Monogram Marks

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Discover painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century.
Reservations are not required.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Wonderful Words
Date:  Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-member, $5
Make use of 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: Wonderful Words
Date:  Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-member, $5
Participate in 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.

Humanizing the Past: Celebrating Persian Poetry & Painting
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Time: 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Listen to writer Firouzeh Dianat read poems from historic and contemporary Persian poets in the intimate setting of the museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery. This program is in conjunction with the special exhibition Pearls on a String.

Free Islamic Arts Family Festival
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Entire museum
Bring the family to a museum-wide extravaganza including dancers, storytellers, musicians and artists inspired by the exhibition Pearls on a String. Visitors will also participate in hands-on art activities using a variety of media to learn about Islamic arts and cultures.

Walk-In Tour: Fruit to Forest: A Plant Hike through Art
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th  century.

Masala (1992)
Date:  Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10; Senior Citizens and students, $5
See the film Masala, which explores Indian cultural identity as it plays out in modern Western society (1992, not rated, 106 mins.). Before the film, UMBC professor Preminda Jacobs will present a talk on the once vibrant tradition of hand-painted film posters from Chennai, India.

Art Babies Program: Wonderful Words
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Play and learn during a 60-minute class which includes activities for play and sensory exploration. For newborns to 12 months of age.

Pearls on a String Special Exhibition Teacher Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: Museum Lounge
Tour the special exhibition Pearls on a String with a museum educator and discover how the Walters comes alive on Thursday nights.

A Day in the Life of My Community Teen Art Exhibition
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016–Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
See the exhibition of original artworks by Maryland high school students that reflects on the themes of identity, community and place.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Date:  Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time:  5–9 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as student-members of the Baltimore Urban Debate League along with world-renowned dance group Illstyle & Peace, showcase their unique talents in honor of one of America’s most historic leaders. The festival is free for all ages and no registration is required.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Wonderful Words (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 11a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Marvel at manuscripts, libraries, and languages found in art during this 60-minute experience where participants make their own books and travel through galleries. For children, ages 6 to 8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Wonderful Words (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Attend a 60-minute class that takes participants through a world of manuscripts, libraries and languages found in art. Visitors are able to make their own books and travel through the galleries. For children, ages 6 to 8.

Rye Rocks at the Walters: A Drinks Party
Date:  Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 7–10 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: $75
Warm your winter spirits at this special cocktail party featuring rye whiskey, the American classic that launched the Walters family fortune. Enjoy locally distilled ryes and inventive rye cocktails mixed by your favorite local bartenders. The evening also includes hearty artisan fare and beer. Creative cocktail attire encouraged.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Examine life and death in ancient civilizations through art relating to war, mythology, politics, and day-to-day life.

Art Tots Program: Wonderful Words
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016Time: 10–11a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Enjoy short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity in this 60-minute class, which introduces toddlers to art and the museum. For children, ages 2 to 3.

A Day in the Life of My Community Teen Art Exhibition Reception
Date:  Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Celebrate the achievements of Maryland high school students participating in the juried exhibition of original artworks reflecting the themes of identity, community, and place.

Peabody Academy Strings Orchestra
Date:  Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Hear musicians from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program present an hour-long string orchestra concert.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Realistic Volume
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Think creatively while drawing in the galleries. For children, ages 9 to 13.

Contemporary Conversations: Art, the Middle East, and Islamic Cultures
Date:  Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time:  2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10
Join Pearls on a String curator Amy Landau, artists Jon Rubin, and Jamelie Hassan as they host a constructive conversation about Islam and Middle Eastern culture.
The program was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.

Walk-In Tour: A la Mode: Fashion in Art
Date:  Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Examine fashion through the ages as seen in sculpture and painting. The tour will focus on the cultural importance of garments, as well as how they were actually constructed.

Art Tots Program: Wonderful Words
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time: 10–11a.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.

Walk-In Tour: Sixteenth-Century Art
Date:  Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Walters' collection of European Renaissance art features one of the most significant holdings of Italian paintings in the Americas, as well as sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, arms and armor and locks and keys.

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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