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See a New Exhibition, Make Art and Attend Special Concerts in June

See Waste Not: Art of Medieval Recycling, attend a summer concert series, tour the museum, and make art with the family in June.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Travel and Explore
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
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 3–5.

Painting and Pride: Rosa Bonheur
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Level 4
Celebrate LGBT Pride Month at the Walters and attend a talk highlighting one of the 19th-century’s most famous lesbian painters. Through formal analysis, audiences will learn about the exceptional qualities of paintings by French artist Rosa Bonheur.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Travel and Explore
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Engage 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 3–5.

Drop-In Art Activities: Travel and Explore
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 11a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Visit Italy, Ethiopia, India, and France as you paint, sculpt and become inspired by world travels.

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 9–11a.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Join a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with sensory processing disorders and their entire family. Participants can enjoy the collections and hour before the museum opens during quiet, less stimulating hours.

Walk-In Tour: A la Mode: Fashion in Art
Date Sunday, June 5, 2016–
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Learn about life and death in ancient civilizations and examine art relating to war, mythology, politics and day-to-day life. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Travel and Explore
Date Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–Noon.
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 3–5.

The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council Summer Sendoff
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Join the Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council as they celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer season. Participants can learn more about the council and other exciting teen programs at the Walters.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Travel and Explore
Date Saturday, June 11, 2016–Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-members, $5

Put all of your senses to use 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 3–5.

Walk-In Tour: Sixteenth-Century Art
Date: Sunday, June 12, 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.

Make Night: Cameo Brooches
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $35; Non-members, $25
Transfer your photos onto a metal plate with electrolytic etching and create a contemporary cameo brooch using the Walters’ collections as inspiration. The program is presented in partnership with Baltimore Jewelry Center.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Travel and Explore (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Family Art Center
Visit Asia, Europe, and Africa, hop from place to place and explore artwork from many cultures. Families will enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to a monthly theme. For children ages 6–8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Travel and Explore (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Hop from place to place, explore artwork from Asia, Europe, and Africa and enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to a monthly theme. For children ages 6–8.

Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Men in Art
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Time 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Celebrate Father’s Day and meet some of the men portrayed in artworks at the Walters. The tour will study the depiction of men in painting and sculpture from antiquity to the 19th century.

Art Tots Program: Travel and Explore

Date Wednesday, June 22, 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. Workshops are led by specially trained museum educators. For children ages 2–3.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Wendel Patrick and Mark Brown & Carrie Fucile
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Price: Members, $7; Non-members: $12
Hear musician and producer Wendel Patrick as he uses turntables, electronics, and keyboards to explore lineage, power, and conquest and their relationship to ancient Greek and Roman religion. Intermedia artists Mark Brown and Carrie Fucile will use common, modern materials—including piles of bricks and desk fans—as instruments that help audiences experience the Dutch Age of Exploration in the 1600s.

Waste Not: Art of Medieval Recycling
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016–Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Manuscripts Gallery
Explore discoveries within the Walters’ collection that reveal the varieties of reuse and the techniques used to transform the old into the new. Waste Not: Art of Medieval Recycling includes more than 20 objects and examines medieval approaches to recycling through the media of gold, ivory, stone, glass and parchment.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form
Date Saturday, June 25, 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. The family-oriented workshop is designed for children ages 9–13

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Journey back to the 17th century and marvel at one of the most unique and popular galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

Art Tots Program: Travel and Explore
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 10–11 a.m.

Location: Meet in 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. Toddler workshops are led by specially trained museum educators. For children ages 2–3.

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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