Art is a great way for children to understand the world around them, and express that understanding. It allows them to shape their imaginations into a created form. The Walters Art Museum offers families with children the opportunity to discover the art world through hands-on programs such as Drop-In Art Activities.
People, Portraits and Power
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Walters Art Museum offers Drop-In Art Activities, a program suitable for families and children. The current monthly theme is People, Portraits and Power. This program is free and pre-registration is not required.
The first thing everyone notices when they meet you is your face. Faces have eyes, mouth, nose and ears that have different shapes and sizes. They help us to express our thoughts and emotions. Inspired by the Revealing African Presence in Renaissance Europe exhibition, children will “…re-create our favorite faces in imaginative ways to help us learn more about ourselves and the people we care about.”
January 5 and 6 - Playing Card Portraits
January 12 and 13 - Heroic Busts
January 19 and 20 - Costume Change Characters
January 26 and 27 - Symbolic Self Portrait
What You Need to Know
The Walters Art Museum is located at 600 North Charles Street in the Mount Vernon Cultural District (click here for directions). The Walters Art Museum offers families with children the opportunity to discover the history of world art through its many exhibits, covering ancient artifacts through modern art.
Admission to the Walters Art Museum is free, although special exhibitions require paid tickets.
The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and until 9 p.m. on Constellation Thursday Nights. It is closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Become a member by clicking here for membership information.
So check out the Walters Art Museum on every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Drop-in Art Activities now featuring People, Portraits and Power. Further information about the Walters Art Museum can be found at the link below. Have a great day!
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201