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Create Art and Explore Behind the Scenes at the Walters during August

Make the most of all the Walters has to offer by exploring behind the scenes with technical experts, attending a concert, creating art and touring the museum in August.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Aquatic Life
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 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.

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

Behind the Scenes: Lighting and Art Handling
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Meet the staff who work behind the scenes at the Walters to keep the collection safe and make the galleries look beautiful. Audiences will see equipment demonstrations and learn about the techniques experts use in their everyday work at the museum.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Aquatic Life
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Engage all your senses during a hands-on experience that incorporates a story chosen for its theme, a quick tour and an art activity.

Drop-In Art Activities: Aquatic Life
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Discover more about life underwater through painting, printmaking and more.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Date: Sunday, August 7, 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.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Aquatic Life
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time:  10:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Price: Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Exercise your senses in a hands-on experience that merges a story chosen for its theme, a short tour and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of The Walters
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Explore painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century.

Make Night: Plastic Bag Crafts
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Price: Members, $25; Non-Members, $35
Employ some easy techniques to turn the plastic bag, a seemingly universal and endless resource, into a useful do-it-yourself object.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Aquatic Life (Morning Session)
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Family Art Center
Participate in a once-a-month experience that allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, coupled with an opportunity to create artwork related to a monthly theme. For children ages 6-8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Aquatic Life (Afternoon Session)
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Join an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection followed by a chance to produce artwork related to a monthly theme. For children ages 6-8.

Walk-In Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Date: Sunday, August 21, 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 Walters’ tastes, varied art collections and legacy to the City of Baltimore.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Price: Members, $7; Non-Members, $12
Hear electronic artist Bonnie Jones as she uses the themes of migration, mobility and impermanence to highlight the Renaissance and medieval collections. Jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will examine the components of great civilizations in the Egyptian galleries through his compositions.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Abstraction and Symbolism
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Family Art Center
Price: Members, $20; Non-Members, $30
Think creatively, express your personal voice and explore the Walters while sketching within the galleries. For children ages 9-13.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Location: Centre Street Lobby
Marvel at one of the most unique and beloved galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th century collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

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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