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Celebrate Artists, Explore Unique Art Forms and Family Activities in April

Visit the Walters in April to experience art techniques from all over the world, engage in sensory exploration, participate in walk-in tours, hear musical concerts and honor artistic achievements.

Peabody on the Court Music Series: Aik Shin Tan
Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Attend the Peabody on the Court Music Series concert featuring the baroque flute of Aik Shin Tan. These free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Natural World
Date: Saturday, April 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 Natural World
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Natural World
Date: Wednesday, April 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. For children ages 3 to 5.

Bound Together Gallery Talk
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Join manuscripts curator Lynley Herbert and archivist Diane Bockrath as they discuss the popularity of reproducing and democratizing medieval manuscripts in the 19th century through chromolithographic printing.

Slow Art Day
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Throughout the Walters
Examine five works selected from ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy and modern Japan and share your discoveries onsite and online.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Natural World
Date: Saturday, April 9, 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.

2016 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition & Reception
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Celebrate the artistic achievements of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County high school students participating in the Elijah E. Cummings 2016 Congressional Art Competition. A variety of paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, collages, computer-generated art and photographs will be on display.

Walk-In Tour: A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Tour the exhibition that celebrates one of the most original painters of the Italian Renaissance, Carlo Crivelli. The intimate exhibition highlights his unique blending of Renaissance realism and the splendor of late medieval goldsmith’s work.

Art Babies Program: The Natural World
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 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.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Honor the artistic achievements of Anne Arundel County Public School students and see their artworks in a special exhibition. A reception for students, teachers and families will take place on April 17, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Short Films about Process
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10
Watch short films about processes including sourcing ceramics, quarrying marble and making books. Before each film, view 10-minute presentations on objects from the collection that relate to the corresponding film’s content. All films are unrated.

A Spring Day in Amsterdam: A Floral Dutch Duel and Luncheon
Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: $90
See professional and amateur designers interpret works of art from the Walters’ collection as they compete in two rounds of flower arranging. The competition is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum and followed by a Dutch-themed luncheon on the Sculpture Court.

Earth Day Family Festival
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Throughout the Walters
Learn about reducing, reusing, and recycling with green gurus from around Baltimore. Visitors will explore environmental themes in works of art and tie-dye a reusable shopping bag to take to the Walters’ pop-up farmers market.

John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture: The Omen of the Elephant
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $10
View detailed paintings from the Walters’ collection of Mughal manuscripts, as well as works from an upcoming exhibition on the Mughals at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Natural World (Morning Session)
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Experience fields, rivers, mountains and trees in art during a 60-minute, interactive tour. Visitors will have an opportunity to create artwork related to the monthly theme. For children ages 6 to 8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Natural World (Afternoon Session)
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Explore fields, rivers, mountains and trees in art during a 60-minute, interactive tour. Visitors will have an opportunity to create artwork related to the monthly theme. For children ages 6 to 8.

Walk-In Tour: The Influence of Religion on Art
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Examine how Judaism, Christianity and Islam influenced the creation of works of art in the Walters’ collection.

Art Tots Program: The Natural World
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5
Bring toddlers to the museum to experience art through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity. For children ages 2 to 3.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: The Natural World
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 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 a private studio. For children ages 13 months to 23 months.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Pigments and Colors
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time:  6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $25; Non-members, $35
Learn about raw pigments and the historical process by which artists made their own paints and created art that highlights the special exhibition A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli.

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

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

Art Tots Program: The Natural World
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 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.

 

Arts Every Day Student Art Exhibition
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Celebrate the artistic achievements of Arts Every Day students. A reception for students, teachers and families will take place on April 28, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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.

Free admission to the Walters Art Museum is made possible by the combined generosity of individual members, friends and benefactors, foundations, corporations, and grants from the City of Baltimore, Maryland State Arts Council, Citizens of Baltimore County, and Howard County Government and Howard County Arts Council.

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