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See A Feast for the Senses and Honor the Day of the Dead in October

Experience the Walters’ newest exhibition, A Feast for the Senses, make your own fragrance, honor the Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos and attend the Second Annual Taxidermy Open in October at the Walters Art Museum.

Drop-In Art Activities: Museum Mysteries

Date:             Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time:             11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center, Studio A
Create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. No registration required.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time:              10–11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby, galleries, Studio B
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Use all of your senses during a hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour and an art activity relating to the monthly theme. For children ages 3–5.

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date:               Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time:              1–2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Examine personalities in painting and sculpture from ancient times through the 19th century and meet a few of the characters in the Walters’ collection.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time:              10–11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby, galleries, Studio B
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Combine a story, tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme. For children ages 3–5.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time:              10–11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby, galleries, Studio B
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Mix a story, tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme. For children ages 3–5.

The Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open

Date:              Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time:              5–9 p.m.
Location:         Sculpture Court
See examples of taxidermy that are found in the Museum’s collection and learn about the  practice of contemporary alternative taxidermists. The event includes a talk with Walters Curator Joaneath Spicer, a taxidermy presentation by Divya Anantharaman, a book signing with Robert Marbury, and the 2nd Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition with Bazaar Baltimore.

Peabody on the Court: Tyrone Page

Date:               Friday, October 7, 2016
Time:              12–1 p.m.
Location:        Sculpture Court
Attend a free first Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court featuring a group of faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Art Kids Preschool: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time:              10–11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby, galleries, Studio B
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Use all of your senses during a hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour and an art activity relating to the monthly theme. For children ages 3–5.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Wonders

Date:               Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time:              1–2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Journey to the 17th century and marvel at one of the most unique and popular galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Wonders replicates a collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

Art Babies 11–23 months: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time:              1–2 p.m.
 Location:       Family Art Center
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Bond, play, and learn in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of a private studio. For children ages 11 to 23 months.

Art Babies 11–23 months: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time:              10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location:        Family Art Center
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Learn to bond and play in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of a private studio. For children ages 11 to 23 months.

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

Date:               Sunday, October 16, 2016–Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time:              10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location:        Special Exhibition Gallery
Experience the art of medieval Europe—luminous stained glass windows, church bells with their mesmerizing sounds, and tapestries depicting fragrant gardens. This international loan exhibition brings together more than 100 paintings, tapestries, metalwork, manuscripts and prints from museums in the United States and abroad, including masterpieces from the Walters’ collection.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time:             11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center, galleries
Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration. For children ages 6–8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time:              1–2 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center, galleries
Participate in an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration. For children ages 6–8.

Symposium on the Senses

Date:               Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time:              1:30–3:30 p.m.
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $10
Learn how five senses today compare to the medieval era. Curators and professors will examine the concept through a series of short presentations. The program includes refreshments, a reception and a book signing by exhibition curator Martina Bagnoli. The program is related to the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe.

Art Tots: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time:              10–11a.m.
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through stories, gallery play and an art making activity. For children ages 2–3.

Art Babies Newborn–10 months: Museum Mysteries

Date:               Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time:              1–2 p.m.
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Location:        Centre Street Lobby, galleries, Studio B
Bond, play and learn in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of a private studio. For children ages 11 to 23 months.

Día de los Muertos Community Altar

Date:               Wednesday, October 19, 2016–Sunday, October 30, 2016,
Time:              10a.m.–5 p.m.
Location:        Sculpture Court
Honor the memory of your loved ones at the museum’s community ofrenda, or altar created by artist Edgar Reyes. It will be on display for the two weeks leading up to the museum’s  Día de los Muertos celebration on October 30 from noon to 3 p.m.

Make Night: Scents of the Medieval Era

Date:               Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time:              6–9 p.m.
Location:        Studio B, Senses exhibition
Price:              Members, $25; Non-Members, $35
Blend your own medieval scentscape, and transform it into a perfume or home fragrance. California-based artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter will guide a hands-on, nose-on exploration of popular medieval scents.

A Medieval Life Family Festival

Date:               Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time:              11–4 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the medieval culture through hands-on art-making, cultural performances, storytelling, artist demonstrations and gallery scavenger hunts.

Walk-In Tour: A Feast for the Senses

Date:               Sunday, October 23
Time:             1–2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
See how sacred and objects from medieval daily life speak to the five senses. The tour is related to the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing

Date:               Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time:              10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby; galleries
Price:              Members, $15; Non-Members, $20
Strengthen observational drawing skills and build your portfolio while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. The program is led by a museum educator who is a practicing artist. Materials are provided.

Art Tots: Museum Mysteries

Date:              Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time:              10–11a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby, galleries, Studio B
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
Introduce toddlers to art and the museum through stories, gallery play and an art making activity. For children ages 2–3.

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Date:              Sunday, October 30, 2016
Time:             12–3 p.m.
Location:        Sculpture Court and Graham Auditorium

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, through traditional performances and art-making activities and contribute to a community altar created in collaboration with local artist Edgar Reyes.

Art Kids Preschool: Ancient Artifacts
Date:              Saturday, September 3, 2016
Time:              10–11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:              Members, free; Non-Members, $5
 

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.