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Honor Black History, Enjoy Family Festivities and New Exhibits in February

Visit the Walters in February to honor Black History Month, experience sensory exploration, walk-in tours, panel discussions, musical concerts and two new exhibitions.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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: The Four Seasons
Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time:  10:30 a.m.–12:00 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.

Gérôme and His Circle Gallery Talk
Date:  Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time:  6:30 –7:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Join Amy Landau, associate curator of Islamic and Southeast Asian Art, and Jo Briggs, associate curator of 18th- and 19th-century art, as they discuss Gérome and His Circle. The exhibition and curatorial collaboration focus on the second half of the 19th century and explore creativity and collecting fostered by travel and personal exchange between Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Peabody on the Court Music Series: Joshua Hong
Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Attend the Peabody on the Court Music Series featuring violinist Joshua Hong. Presented on select First Fridays, these free concerts are presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Make use of all 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: The Four Seasons
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016–Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time:  11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Stay warm inside the Walters while exploring winter, spring, summer and fall through paintings, sculptures and collage. Join us every weekend to check out our monthly themes and create artful projects to take home.
February 6: Winter
February 7: Special Chinese New Year Celebration
February 13 & 14: Spring
February 20 & 21: Summer
February 27 & 28: Fall

Chinese New Year Celebration
Date:  Sunday, February 7, 2016
Time: 12–3 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Monkey, participate in family art activities, and see traditional Chinese performances. The festival is free for all ages, and no registration is required.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Date:  Sunday, February 7, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore castles and cathedrals in medieval art and their importance to people's lives during this period.

Art Babies Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby; Galleries; Studio
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Bond, play and learn during a 60-minute class that includes activities for playtime and sensory exploration. For children ages newborn to 12 months.

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10
Join Robert Mintz, chief curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, as he explores some of the ways that objects in the Walters’ outstanding collection of Chinese art have been modified over time for display in European and American homes.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time:  10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Make all of your senses come alive 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: Love in Painting and Sculpture
Date:  Sunday, February 14, 2016
Time:  1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special tour that explores flirtation and love in works of art throughout the galleries.

Art Tots Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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 includes activities to strengthen rhythm and movement within the comfort of our private studio. For children ages 13 months to 23 months.

Member Tour: Fifty Years of Shopping at World's Fairs
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Join Jo Briggs, associate curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art, as she discusses the cultural and artistic significance of World’s Fairs, which profoundly shaped the tastes and buying habits of William and Henry Walters during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Make Night: Latin Dance
Date:  Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: Members, $7; Non-members, $12
Dance the evening away with Henry Alperovich and Liz Frantz as they guide you step-by-step through some basic moves in salsa, bachata and merengue. After a brief tour of the galleries to view works of art celebrating dance, participants will continue to the Sculpture Court for guided lessons and an open dance session.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Four Seasons (Morning Session)
Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Discover changing landscapes in the Walters’ collection during a 60-minute, interactive tour. Visitors will have an opportunity to create artwork related to a monthly theme. For children ages 6 to 8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Four Seasons (Afternoon Session)
Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time:  1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore the changing landscapes in the Walters’ collection and experience all four seasons during a 60-minute, interactive tour. Visitors will have an opportunity to create artwork related to a monthly theme. For children ages 6 to 8.

Sensory Morning
Date:  Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Participate in a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorders. Families can enjoy the collections of the Walters in a quiet, less stimulating hour of select self-guided galleries and multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports and interpretive materials.

Walk-In Tour: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
Date:  Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
View painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century.

Art Tots Program: The Four Seasons
Date:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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.

Prince Demah Barnes: Our Nation’s First African-American Portrait Painter
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Celebrate Black History Month at the Walters with Amelia Peck, curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she shares the story of her discovery of a painting by 18th-century American artist Prince Demah Barnes, the nation's earliest known African-American portrait painter.

Peabody Preparatory Strings
Date:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Enjoy an hour-long concert of classical music by the Peabody Preparatory Strings. The concert will be directed by Rebecca Henry, Scott Bendann Chair in Classical Music at the Peabody Institute, and will feature performances by the Young People’s String Program, Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program.

A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016–Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
See the work of one of the most original and innovative painters of 15th-century Italy, Carlo Crivelli. The intimate exhibition showcases his luminous paintings, lavish use of gold and goldsmith’s work and luxury textiles.

Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016–Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore the story of Madame de Pompadour, the influential mistress of King Louis XV of France, who was an enthusiastic patron of the arts. View selections from the Suite of Prints, an extremely rare first-edition set of etchings created by the royal mistress in the 1750s. 

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Depicting Reality: Portrait and Space
Date:  Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-members, $30
Think creatively and express personality while drawing in the galleries. For children ages 9 to 13.

Walk-In Tour: Fruit to Forest: A Plant Hike through Art
Date:  Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Discover painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century.

Opening Day Talk: Carlo Crivelli and the Italian Renaissance

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10
Attend a panel discussion and explore why Carlo Crivelli is unique among 15th-century Italian painters. Johns Hopkins professor of art history Stephen J. Campbell and conservator Karen French investigate the physics and science behind the construction of panel paintings. Exhibition curator Joaneath Spicer will discuss the proper techniques for slaying dragons.

About the Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum, located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets, is free and open to the public. 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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