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Create Scented Candles and See the Monument Lighting in December

Listen to holiday music on the Sculpture Court, create scented candles and learn about the Christmas story’s role in Renaissance and Baroque art in December at the Walters Art Museum. Visitors can also participate in free tours and winter-themed art making activities.


Monument Lighting Celebration
Date:               Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time:               5 – 7 p.m.
See the annual monument lighting at a free festival, enjoy seasonal performances and winter art making activities.

Peabody on the Court: Holiday Music for Voices and Lute
Date:               Friday, December 2, 2016
Time:               12 – 1 p.m.
Location:         Sculpture Court
Listen to holiday music on the Walters’ Sculpture Court featuring faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Drop-in Art Activities: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:               11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center
Create artful projects related to the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. No registration required.  

Art Kids Preschool: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:               10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Listen to a story, tour the museum and create an art project in a hands-on experience. For children ages 3-5.  

Sillage
Date
:               Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time:               10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Consider the smell of Baltimore as it wafts through the museum in a special project created by artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter and local residents.

Art Kids Preschool: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time:               10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Use all of your senses in a workshop that includes a story, a tour and an art making activity. For children ages 3-5.

Art Kids Preschool: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time:               10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Explore medieval art with an interactive tour, a story and an art making activity. For children ages 3-5.

Art Kids Preschool: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:               10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Create art, listen to a story and tour the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. For children ages 3-5.

Walk-In Tour: Fruit to Forest: A Plant Hike through Art
Date
:               Saturday, December 11, 2016
Time:               1 – 2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Reflect on spring while exploring the various landscapes in the museum’s collection of paintings, sculptures and textiles.

Art Babies 11-23 months: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time:               10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Play, learn and bond in a sensory experience related to the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. For children ages 11-23 months.

Art Babies 11-23 months: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time:               1 – 2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Participate in age-appropriate activities, play in the galleries and learn about medieval art with sensory exploration. For children ages 11-23 months.

Make Night: Scented Candles
Date
:               Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time:               6 – 9 p.m.
Price:               Members, $25; Non-Members, $35
Make two scented candles led by local artist Letta Moore, inspired by the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: A Medieval Life
Date:               Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time:               11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center
Take an interactive tour of the museum with hands on exploration, related to the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. For children ages 6-8.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time:               1 – 2 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center
Tour the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe with hands on exploration. For children ages 6-8.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Seeing Pattern
Date
:               Sunday, December 18, 2016
Time:               10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, $15; Non-Members, $20
Learn how to incorporate pattern and texture into drawings while exploring works of art in the museum.

Walk-In Tour: A Christmas Story in Art
Date
:               Sunday, December 18, 2016
Time:               1 – 2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Explore works of Renaissance and Baroque art that depict the birth of Christ.

Art Tots: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time:               10 – 11 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5

Listen to a story, take a tour and participate in an art making activity inspired by the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. For children ages 2-3.

Art Babies Newborn – 10 Months: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time:               1 – 2 p.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5
Bond, play and learn with age-appropriate activities and sensory exploration of the museum. For newborns-10 months.

Art Tots: A Medieval Life
Date
:               Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time:               10 – 11 a.m.
Location:        Centre Street Lobby
Price:               Members, Free; Non-Members, $5

Participate in an art making activity, tour the museum and listen to a story related to the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. For children ages 2-3.

Winter Break Drop-In Art Activities
Date
:               Wednesday, December 28, 2016 – Friday, December 30, 2016
Time:               11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:        Family Art Center, Studio B
Make snowflakes, rubber band prints and dream catchers during three extra drop-in activities over winter break.

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.