The Walters Art Museum will host a series of free educational events, family festivals, concerts, gallery talks and walking tours for the entire family in February. Mark your calendars!
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WHERE: Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore
Drop-In Art Activities: Women in the Arts
WHEN: : Saturdays and Sundays, February 1 –Monday, February 24, 10 AM–3 PM
Create art inspired by famous women printmakers, sculptors and painters and honor important women in your life through portraiture and storytelling.
ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Through Georgia's Eyes
WHEN: Tuesday, February 4, Wednesday, February 5, Saturday, February 8, 10:30 AM–12 PM
Explore women in the arts and 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.
FREE Chinese New Year Festival
WHEN: Sunday, February 2, 12–3 PM
Enjoy traditional Chinese performances in honor of the year of the horse.
Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series
WHEN: : Sunday, February 2, 1–2 PM
Explore works of art of celebrated African-American artist, Jacob Lawrence, during a free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street Lobby.
Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Being black and rich (or poor) in Renaissance Europe
WHEN: : Thursday, February 6, 6–7 PM
Learn what it meant to be not only rich or poor, but also black in Renaissance Europe. Dr. Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan curator of Renaissance and Baroque art, will discuss works of art revealing ways artists represented the status of black and white Europeans. The tour will include versions of “Three Kings Adoring the Christ Child” and other works in the Chamber of Wonders and Renaissance Galleries such as the "Wealthy Black Man" now on loan.
Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 1–2 PM
Participate in a free tour of nineteenth-century art that covers a wide variety of styles of American and European painting and sculpture from 1800 to 1900.
ARTBABIES PROGRAM: G is for Girl
WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 1 – 2 PM
Bond, play and participate in a 60 minute class for children birth to 12 months of age. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within the museum galleries.
Peabody on the Court Music Series
WHEN: Friday, February 14, 12–1 PM
Enjoy the first concert of the Spring Peabody on the Court Music Series featuring the Sonar New Music Ensemble. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, the free concerts are presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
Peabody Academy Strings
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 11 AM–12 PM
Hear the Peabody Preparatory String Ensembles as they perform treasured and contemporary music in the Sculpture Court. Works include selections by Glazunov, Kreisler, Veracini, Bartók, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and a finale of William Kroll's barn burner, Banjo and Fiddle.
WALK, WONDER, & CREATE TOURS: Walk in Her Shoes
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 11 AM–12 PM and 1-2 PM
Explore extraordinary women in the arts. Behind the easel or modeling as the subject, women have long inspired creativity, storytelling and social progress.
Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt
WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 1–2 PM
Tour objects in the collection including statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary works, jewelry and artifacts reflecting the daily life of ancient Egypt. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby.
ARTCUBS PRE-TODDLER PROGRAM: G is for Girl
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 1–2 PM
Sing and sway during a 60-minute class for children 13-23 months of age. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within the galleries as well as age-appropriate activities in the comfort of a private studio.
ART TOTS PROGRAM: Wonderful Women
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 10–11 AM
Explore women in art as toddlers learn about the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.
Black History Month Lecture Series: Jacob Lawrence: Painter of the American Scene
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 6–7 PM
Join Deputy Director for Audience Engagement, Jacqueline Copeland, as she explores the artwork of renowned American painter Jacob Lawrence. Held in conjunction with the Genesis Series 1990 focus exhibition on view at the Walters until April 13, 2014.
Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 1:15–3 PM
Discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and use clay to create a three-dimensional work of art.
Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 1:15 –3:30 PM
Learn the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and use clay to create a three-dimensional work of art.
Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 1:15 –3:30 PM
Use clay to create a three-dimensional work of art and discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection.
Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 13-16
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 1:15–3:30 PM
Create a three-dimensional work of art and learn the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection.
FREE African-American Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 10 AM–4 PM
Honor African-American women who have made the world a beautiful place through song, story, and art. Sway to the songs of Baltimore’s own Billie Holiday, create art inspired by local women artists and collaborate on a large-scale community project.
Opening Day Talk: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 2–3 PM
Explore the roots of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and the special relationship between the organic works of art and the ceramic vessels into which they are placed with Dr. Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art.
Intercambio: Tours in English and Spanish
WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 3–4:30 PM
Have fun with art and language in the Walters Art Museum. The program is part of the bilingual (Spanish and English) gallery series, Intercambio.
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 1–2 PM
See paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century.
ART TOTS PROGRAM: Wonderful Women
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 10–11 AM
Learn about the museum and explore women in art through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.
Black History Month Lecture Series: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Landscapes of Robert Seldon Duncanson
WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 6 – 7 PM
Explore the paintings of nineteenth-century African-American artist Robert Seldon Duncanson, hailed in 1861 as the “best landscape painter in the West.” Deputy Director for Audience Engagement Jacqueline Copeland will discuss new scholarship suggesting that his paintings contained subtle messages that were relevant to the African-American community.
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.