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Make Art, See Movies, Hear Music and Tour the Walters in July

Deepen your engagement with the Walters as you make art, attend Art/Sound/Now performances and tour the Walters during July.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement
Date: Saturday, July 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 3–5.

Drop-In Art Activities: Music and Movement
Date Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016,
Time:– 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Fill the studio with music and rhythm and move to the beat of the Walters’ collection.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Date Sunday, July 3, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Participate in a hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity. For children ages 3–5.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Use 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 3–5.

Remix: Mosaics and Music
Date Thursday, July 7, 2016
Time: 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Meet in Centre Street Lobby
Hear from three speakers about the practice of recycling in art and music. Walters curator of manuscripts Lynley Anne Herbert examines the medieval art exhibition Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling, artist Loring Cornish discusses his mosaic works and DJ James Nasty demonstrates how music is sampled and remixed.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Participate in a 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: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, in From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story and explore the William’s and Henry’s tastes, varied art collections and legacy to the City of Baltimore.

Film Screening: WASTE LAND (2010)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time: 6:30–9 p.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
See WASTE LAND, which follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. He photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His artistic collaboration reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives outside the dump. A moderated question-and-answer session will follow the screening.

Walk, Wonder and Create Family Tour: Music and Movement (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Sing, tap and glide through the galleries and enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to our monthly theme. For children ages 6–8.

Walk, Wonder and Create Family Tour: Music and Movement (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Glide through the galleries 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: The Art of the Ancient World
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Time 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Learn about life and death in ancient civilizations as you 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 Tots Program: Music and Movement
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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. Toddler workshops are led by specially trained museum educators. For children ages 2–3.

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Price: Members, $25; Non-Members, $35
Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop in which participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap and recycled materials.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Animals and Beasts
Date Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
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: Portraits: Who Am I?
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time: 1p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Examine portraits in painting and sculpture from ancient times through the 19th century and meet a few of the personalities found in the Walters’ collection.

Art Tots Program: Music and Movement
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 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. Toddler workshops are led by specially trained museum educators. For children ages 2–3.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Price: Members, $7; Non-Members, $12
Explore the processes of destruction and preservation in the museum’s galleries of ancient Near Eastern art with musician Amy Reid. Performer TRNSGNDR/VHS will examine the culture and aesthetics of 17th century European art through an immersive, multisensory installation in the Baroque galleries.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Date Sunday, July 31, 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.

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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