The Walters Art Museum will host a series of free educational events, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Fun Festival, gallery talks and walking tours for the entire family in January. (Click on titles for more information)
WHERE: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014; 10 –5 PM
Experience Jacob Lawrence’s colorful expressive imagery and text of historical African-American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James Version of the Bible.
WALK-IN TOUR: Sunday, January 19, 1–2 PM
Explore striking works of art during a free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street Lobby. The celebrated African American artist, Jacob Lawrence, illustrated the biblical creation in his 1989 Genesis Series.
Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014; 12:30–4 PM
Talk with conservators and enjoy a behind the scenes look at conservation work in the museum.
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014; 10 AM–5 PM
Explore late 19th and early 20th century fine book binding that were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.
Winter Break Art Activities
WHEN: Wednesday, January 1 –Friday, January 3, 10 AM–3 PM
Join us for ArtCart appearances and winter inspired art activities. No registration is required.
Drop-In Art Activities: Heroes and Legends
WHEN: Saturday, January 4–Sunday, January 26, 10 PM–3 PM
Celebrate the upcoming Olympic season and honor heroes through painting and portraiture. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
WHEN: Sunday, January 5, 1–2 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East. No reservations required.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
WHEN: Sunday, January 12, 1–2 PM
Participate in a free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world.
ArtBabies Baby Program: Red & Black
WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 1–2 PM
Bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during a 60-minute class for children birth to 12 years. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio.
Members Tour: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the Chamber of Wonders
WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 6–7 PM
Tour treasures of natural history alongside marvels of human ingenuity from all corners of the world with Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art.
Peabody Strings Orchestra
WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2–3 PM
Enjoy The Peabody Performance Academy for Strings Orchestra on the Sculpture Court. The program, which includes Samuel Barber’s Adagio, will be conducted by Maestro Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore.
FREE MLK Jr. Day Family Festival
WHEN: Monday, January 20, 10 AM–4 PM
Celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special guests will reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities through theatrical and musical performances.
ArtCubs Pre-Toddler Program: Siren Song
WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 1–2 PM
Sing and sway in the museum galleries during a 60 minute class for children 13 to 23 months of age. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries, and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio.
Walters Enthusiasts Paint Party
WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 6–8 PM
Create your own art work at the WE Paint Party. Draw inspiration from art, music, and a Thursday night bar. Reservations are encouraged.
ArtAccents Bilingual Tours: Sports/Desportes
WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 11 AM–12 PM
Immerse yourself in art and language through interactive gallery tours led by educators who are fluent in Spanish and English.
Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 1–2 PM
Examine a wide variety of styles of painting and sculpture from America and Europe from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required.
About the Walters Museum
The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art – including a legendary collection of illuminated medieval manuscripts that is a national treasure – to the city of Baltimore. Between 1895 and 1931, Walters collected around 730 codices. Its permanent collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum.