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Exhibition curator Jacqueline Copeland explores the lively world of Walter Wick.



A new logo and tagline bring the energy and joy of the Walters to life.



Discover German drawings, medieval games, great illustrations and fierce beasts at the Walters this autumn.

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board of trustees 2010–2011 Chair andrea b. laporte President peter l. bain Vice-President ellen n. bernard Vice-President thomas s. bozzuto Vice-President douglas w. hamilton, jr. Vice-President dr. hervey (peter) s. stockman, jr. Treasurer frank k. turner, jr. Secretary dr. gary k. vikan, director — julianne e. alderman calvin h. baker neal d. borden c. sylvia brown h. ward classen rosalee c. davison michael de havenon cynthia l. egan christine m. espenshade jonathan m. fishman bruce w. fleming guy e. flynn michael b. glick sanford m. gross the honorable c. yvonne holt-stone kyle prechtl legg mary c. mangione stanley mazaroff jennifer murphy charles j. nabit marilyn a. pedersen william h. perkins lynn homeier rauch george k. reynolds, iii john r. rockwell edward l. rosenberg nancy r. sasser judy van dyke mary baily wieler — ex-officio members the honorable stephanie rawlings-blake the honorable bernard c. young the honorable martin j. o’malley the honorable james t. smith, jr. the honorable ken ulman rosemary eck margaret z. ferguson constance j. fitzpatrick laura l. freedlander barbara guarnieri elizabeth koontz marco k. merrick tom j. noonan sharon w. paul diana ulman — trustees emeriti dr. robert s. feinberg samuel k. himmelrich, sr. cynthia r. mead william l. paternotte adena w. testa jay m. wilson — international advisory board dr. james michael bradburne wendyce h. brody eddie c. brown dr. myrna bustani constance r. caplan phillip d. english sam fogg laura l. freedlander leah gansler joel goldfrank bruce livie dr. james marrow angela moore dwight platt george roche paul ruddock the honorable paul sarbanes donald j. shepard george m. sherman john and marisol stokes john waters, jr. dr. daniel h. weiss benjamin b. zucker

The Walters Magazine, Vol. 63, No. 3 Published by the Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore.

Our Mission The Walters Art Museum brings art and people together for enjoyment, discovery and learning. We strive to create a place where people of every background can be touched by art. We are committed to exhibitions and programs that will strengthen and sustain our community.

Editor, mindy riesenberg Designer, tony venne Art Photography, susan tobin Please send membership questions to Please send editorial comments to


Dear Members, In this edition of the Members Magazine, I am pleased to introduce our new logo and tagline: What will you discover? Be assured that they represent much more than marketing tools for the Walters. Indeed, together they mark an important step in a process of opening up the museum to an ever wider and more varied public—a process that took a decisive turn a decade ago, when we re-crafted our mission statement. For decades, the Walters’ mission began as many others do with a collections-focused call to “preserve, enhance and foster understanding of ” the art we hold in the public trust. In 2000, a committee of Walters board and staff transformed this object-centered mission by putting equal emphasis on our art and our visitors, and specifically, on the value visitors can individually draw from their experience of our varied collections. In doing so, they were simply following the civic mandate of our founder Henry Walters, whose will transferred his collections to the City of Baltimore “for the benefit of the public.” The Walters is guided by its mission statement (on the opposite page); a copy is in every office and every staff member knows its first sentence by heart, “We bring art and people together for enjoyment, discovery and learning.” Our most decisive step toward re-positioning our visitors at the center of all we do came in the fall of 2006, when, with the support of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, we were able to eliminate our general admission fee. Attendance rose that year by nearly 40%, diversity participation in the life of the museum increased by a factor of three and many of our children and family programs grew by 90%. Not only have these gratifying statistics held for the last four years, our annual fund has grown over that period by 25%, a clear endorsement of this open-access policy by you, our members. As this transformation was unfolding, we found that our logo and tagline from 2000 were increasingly out of tune with what we were doing and who we were becoming. Thus, we took this latest step, which puts the focus on what you will discover while exploring the museum’s fantastic collection of art and artifacts ranging over 55 centuries and five continents. In the coming months you will be seeing and hearing the Walters’ message with greater frequency than in the past, as we reach out to an ever wider public with a hearty welcome to pass through our doors for “enjoyment, discovery and learning.”


Gary Vikan, Director ps: Our fall exhibition, Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic, is a perfect launch for our new tagline. It’s all about discovery, for children and for adults as well!




In a Scary Scary Castle from Can You See What I See? On A Scary Scary Night



Artist, Author, Puzzle, Game and Illusions Enthusiast


f you think the special exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic is just for kids, think again. Certainly hundreds of kids who have grown up reading Walter Wick’s children’s books (and by extension their parents and grandparents) will flock to see the “real-life” model sets he builds and ultimately photographs for the search-and-find puzzle book series Can You See What I See? and I Spy. The exhibition contains six model sets, 48 photographs, an optical illusion and four videos, which show what happens behind-the-scenes at the Wick studio. But being among the country’s most successful and popular authors and photographic illustrators is not enough. Walter Wick also has a keen interest in puzzles, games, science and illusions.

Although a graduate of Paier College of Art in Hamden, ct, Wick was not drawn to photography until introduced to it by his brother Robert, who worked part-time in a camera store. Wick’s early work of black-and-white landscape photographs, when examined against later photographs in his numerous books, shows his early interest in illusion, reflection and visual truth to the object. Ten years prior to his involvement with the I Spy children’s books, he created photographic puzzles for Games magazine. Those images, along with others created for the magazines Discover and Psychology Today, and his books Optical Tricks and Fun House, allow viewers to use visual logic and visual discrimination skills with which we are all born, instead of skills that we spend years learning. The careful observer of illusion and tricks of visual perception is rewarded by Wick’s meticulously designed puzzles. Wick has published 19 books and is the creator of the Can You See What I See? books and co-creator of the I Spy children’s book series. His 1997 children’s book, A Drop of Water, which focuses on science and wonder, was a result of his natural curiosity and fascination with the technical aspects of his craft. He even collects 100-year-old science books written for children. The experiments found in these antique books, many of which he duplicated, served as muse for Wick’s A Drop of Water. Visi-

tors to the exhibition will see the exquisite photograph of a snowflake, but what you won’t know is that Wick had to work quickly in an unheated barn to keep the snowflakes from melting and evaporating before he photographed them! Children will be fascinated by the exhibition, but adults interested in antiques, model making, doll house or train-set construction will surely find much to enjoy. Wick’s studio is filled with props from past sets, and fantastic finds from his latest trip to flea markets or antique fairs. His ADMISSION wife Linda, a former prop-stylist for Adults: $10 some of the leading still-life photogSeniors: $8 raphers in New York, is an important Students/Young Adults (18-25): $6 partner not only in searching for props, 17 and under: Free but for the wisdom and advice during Members: Free his entire creative process. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic will lead both children and adults on a journey of discovery, wonder and enchantment. Don’t miss it! The exhibition at the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the generosity of The Wieler Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum, the canusa Corporation Charitable Fund, The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, The Nancy Patz Reading Fund, The Van Dyke Family Foundation, The Linehan Family Foundation/The Ivy Bookstore, Meredith and Adam Borden/ The London Foundation, Lynn and Philip Rauch, Mr. and Mrs. Austin George, The Susan Katzenberg Fund and Kate and David Powell. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic is organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut. —jacqueline copeland, director of education and public programs

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office. MEMBER TICKETING Walters members are entitled to unlimited tickets based upon membership level. Student: 1 per day Individual levels: 2 per day Dual levels: 4 per day Supporter and above: 4 per day Members may upgrade their membership level to receive additional tickets. Members who exceed their amount of free tickets can purchase additional $5 guest tickets. Tickets can be obtained in person at the Admissions desk. QUESTIONS? Call 410-547-9000, ext. 283, email us at membership@, or visit




Walter Wick at work on Puss in Boots from Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time



Exhibition curator and Director of Education and Public Programs, Jacqueline Copeland, interviewed the best-selling children’s book author, artist and photographic illustrator Walter Wick. jacqueline copeland: Walter, what are your hopes for the exhibition of your work? walter wick: My hope is that that lively lively discussions emerge between the kids the kids and adults inspired by the prevalent prevalent themes in my work—puzzles, science, illusions and the wonders wonders of of the physical world. Such topics offer offer an inexhaustible source of intellectual stimulation for all ages. ages. I I also hope visitors will see the conconnection my work has with the the collection at the Walters, which which may differ in theme or purpose, but otherwise invites the same kind of attention to detail. jc: I love the title of the exhibition, Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic.. Why that title? Do you really have games, gizmos and toys in your attic? ww: Glad you like it! I wanted the title to be indicative of the show’s content, the way I look at the world, and what’s going on in my head. “Games” represents the visual puzzles and conundrums; “gizmos” the spirit of invention and ingenuity that I hope to inspire. “Toys” are the visual elements, repurposed and pressed into service to stimulate the eye and the intellect. We all know these toys. You might say “attic” represents our memory of them. jc: Where do you get your stuff—the objects and props included in many of your sets? ww: I now have a vast collection of items, perhaps in the tens of thousands if you consider all of the beads, buttons, marbles and other small items that I store in quantity. I like to reuse things over and over, so I could easily do an entire book without going out for more props. It all depends on the project.

jc: We know that you visited the Walters while working on your sixth book, Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night. Tell us about that. Scary Scary ww: II had made all the sketches for had made Night, which is about the discovery of a scary ghost, on a scary night, in a scary castle, on a scary hill, etc. My problem was I didn’t know how My to treat the interior of the castle. My to wife, Linda, suggested we go to Baltiwife, more to see the Walters’ Chamber of more Wonders. We made the trip, and it reWonders. ally solidified for me just what type of ally person should live in my castle—a colperson lector of wonders and curiosities. Also, I lector already had a spiral staircase planned so already when I saw the spiral stairs at the Walters, when it really cinched it for me! it really jc: Can you tell me about one of your most jc: unusual challenges when working on some of your books? ww: Photographing assemblages of toys or found objects usually doesn’t present many problems. But that’s not all I do. For instance, how do you emulate M.C. Escher photographically? He was famous for drawings of impossible objects. But I had to figure out how to make them in three dimensions! You’ll see one of those “impossible” objects in the exhibition. jc: Our exhibition includes Treasure Ship, the newest in your Can You See What I See? series. What’s next? ww: The eighth book in the series is about the life of a toy train. It’s called The Toyland Express!



The Walters’ Department of Family Programs and the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Department of Children’s Services are old friends when it comes to collaborative programming for Baltimore City kids and families. We are proud once again to collaborate on events around the special exhibition, Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic. On Saturday, October 23, the Walters’ Free Family Festival of Wonders kicks off the Enoch Pratt’s week-long Children’s Book Celebration, which concludes with a festival at the Central Library on Saturday, October 30. During the celebration, all library branches will present children’s programming focused on Walter Wick’s books and promote the Walters’ exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic.

Look for our Walter Wick-themed scavenger hunt, the “Wick Walk,” to encourage exploration of the museum and library (hint: check out the sidewalks between the Walters and the Pratt when the exhibition opens) and watch for other cross-promotional materials and events.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL OF WONDERS Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Walters Art Museum

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK CELEBRATION Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library



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Free to all Members! (Member tickets required for exhibition entrance)

CURATORS CIRCLE SNEAK PREVIEW Thursday, September 16, 6–8 p.m. Members at the Curators Circle level ($1500+) will meet Walter Wick and experience the exhibition before anyone else.

PREVIEW VIEWING DAY Friday, September 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Be one of the first to view our special exhibition before it opens to the public.

MEMBERS’ OPENING DAY #1 Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Join us for a full day of activities featuring “Ask the Author” and book signings with Walter Wick. Sky High from Can You See What I See? Dream Machine

MEMBERS’ OPENING DAY #2 Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Join us for more fun, book signings and another chance to hear Walter Wick at 2 p.m.

MEMBERS’ SHOPPING DAYS Friday, December 3–Sunday, December 5 Take care of all your holiday shopping at the Walters Museum Store. Enjoy a special 20% off all purchases. Buy a gift membership for that special someone for a year full of art and enjoyment. Call 410-547-9000, ext. 283.


2009 Annual Gala photo by Richard Lippenholz 2009 Annual Gala photo by Richard Lippenholz

Saturday, October 16 6 p.m.–midnight $375 / person Join us for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and art at the Walters Art Museum’s Annual Gala. Your journey begins with cocktails and a chance to view Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic. Enjoy dining in the galleries, then kick up your heels with dancing on the Sculpture Court.

THE PARTY 8 p.m.–midnight $75 / person Enjoy the Walter Wick exhibition, a silent auction, and an open bar, desserts and dancing on the Sculpture Court. Tickets for both events are available online at



A New Graphic Identity for the Walters


ou may have noticed that the Walters has a brand-new logo and tagline. Why have we created it and why now?

Since the Walters began offering free general admission, we have seen a large increase in our number of visitors, and the museum has tried to reach out to even more people so they can experience and enjoy the great treasures that we hold in our trust for the public. However, based on intensive research that took place over the past couple of years, the museum found that many potential visitors did not have a clear idea of what the Walters experience would be like. Research subjects seemed to think of the Walters as “staid,” “formal” and “traditional,” and had little experience with the fact that the museum has lots of familyfriendly, interactive and fun activities. Many were also unaware of the depth and breadth of the permanent collection, but became excited about it when they were told what the museum had to offer.


Museum staff felt the timing was right to hone our LaPlaca Cohen and the Walters message and our brand, as well as to make a larger staff partnered in the developcommitment to the marketing of the museum. ment of a new and approachable The new identity aims to counteract the public’s identity system. Along with a new misperceptions about the Walters and invite logo, a font was developed by people into the museum. A collaboration between typographer Charles Gibbons to the Walters and renowned New York-based maraccompany the new identity. keting consulting firm LaPlaca Cohen, the logo is Above: The Walters new logo accessible and friendly, with a unique font that is Below: The Walters new typeface, playful yet extremely legible. The tagline “What Walters Gothic. will you discover?” invites people to make up their own minds about their Walters experience, giving them a sense of personal connection to the museum. It is time to tune in and turn up the volume on our marketing efforts. Over the next year, you will be seeing more messaging about the Walters, and we hope that over time, the public will have a better grasp of what the Walters has to offer, from mummies to armor, from Old Masters to Art Nouveau jewelry. So what can you, as a member, do to help? We’d love for you to help us keep the Walters “top of mind” with your friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances as they decide what they want to do with their leisure time. We want others to know, as we do, that it’s a fun, friendly and accessible place to visit with friends and family, with a diverse collection where there’s always something new to discover.



German Drawings from the Walters’ Collection NOVEMBER 20–FEBRUARY 13


hortly after the Civil War began, the Walters family decamped to Europe, spending the years from 1861 to 1865 abroad. Although William Walters had begun buying American paintings and drawings as early as 1847, this period of extended travel and residence in the capitals of the 19th-century art world would be a formative influence on William and, subsequently, on his son Henry. In the autumn of 1863, William Walters, accompanied by his continental agent George Lucas, made a voyage through Germany, stopping at Cologne and Düsseldorf, where they visited the studios of prominent artists. Further trips across Europe to Vienna followed in 1864 and again in 1873. On these journeys Walters developed a taste for modern German art, characterized in the mid-19th century by clear storytelling, appealing subject matter and precise draftsmanship. William Walters purchased most of the works in this exhibition during his time in Europe. Highlights include picturesque landscapes, charming animal studies and incisive character sketches. alicia weisberg-roberts, assistant curator, 18th- and 19th- century art Forest Scene / Paul Weber / ca. 1860



Gulliver among the Brobdingnagians / Paul Gavarni / ca. 1863

Checkmate! Medieval People at Play

Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from the Walters’ Collection



Couple Playing Backgammon / Book of Hours / ca. 1460


e are all familiar with praying monks, but playing monks? A Book of Hours from Flanders finds them deep in a game of “Blind Man’s Bluff,” while on the opposite page peasant boys enjoy a rigorous game of hockey. Such delightful images of play are unexpectedly ubiquitous in medieval manuscripts. Neither stodgy nor perpetually pious, medieval people found time for amusement in the margins of their lives and their manuscripts. Surprisingly, playful images are most often found in religious books, where artists populated the margins with humorous, even outrageous imagery.


hrough a selection of drawings and books, this exhibition explores the variety of ways in which 19th-century artists approached the idea of illustration. It features seldom-seen works from the permanent collection, including drawings for Gustave Doré’s Holy Bible (1866) and Paul Gavarni’s lively sketches of the London underworld. French, American and British artists’ responses to the works of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Jonathan Swift join the volumes in which they were published.

This exhibition looks at many different aspects of medieval play, including board games, sports, free play, visual ciphers and even games of love. Drawn entirely from the Walters’ own stellar collection, the exhibition features 26 manuscripts, original medieval game pieces and a 13th-century toy soldier. In the pages of these books, knights battle with dice instead of swords, children shirk their winter duties to lob snowballs at each other, and lovers nonchalantly play footsies during their backgammon game. Through these images, this exhibition encourages visitors of all ages to explore a sense of whimsy and fun that is uniquely medieval, yet remarkably relevant to us today.

With the birth of lithography and the widespread use of steel and wood engraving, the 19th century saw an explosion in the art of illustration. Illustrated newspapers, magazines and literature, aimed at both adults and children, became more widely available than ever before. For the first time the very latest images by the most fashionable artists could be owned and enjoyed by people at all levels of society. This mass circulation of images also encouraged collectors to place new value on exceptional and personal expressions, seeking out illustrated autographs and assembling albums of sketches. The 15 works in this exhibition reveal both the popular art of published illustrations and the unique images sought by collectors, which brought literature and images together in fresh and illuminating ways.

lynley herbert, carol bates pre-doctoral fellow

alicia weisberg-roberts, assistant curator, 18th- and 19th- century art


Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts NOVEMBER 6–FEBRUARY 6


nimals, both real and fantastic, played an important role in medieval art and thought. In illuminated manuscripts they appear in many places and guises—from the full-page miniatures of sacred works to the beautifully painted borders of fantasy tales. The exhibition Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts explores animal iconography in medieval culture, where animals served as vehicles for religious allegory and moral instruction. The symbolic repertoire of animals from the natural world was supplemented with fantastic and hybrid beasts thought to inhabit the unknown world. Highly imaginative medieval artists made creatures that swarm across the pages of beautifully illuminated manuscripts that have been treasured and preserved. Selected from the Walters’ rich collection, the books in this exhibition present the beasts that delighted, fascinated and sometimes frightened medieval people and offer the visitors a view into the values and concerns of medieval society. riccardo pizzinato, zanvyl krieger pre-doctoral fellow

Battling beasts, bottom margin / Book of Hours /ca. 1490



opening day talk & book signing

Class 1 Beginning Drawing


Sundays: September 12, 19, 26 & October 3 (October 10: inclement weather date)

Sunday, September 19, 2 p.m.

1–4 p.m.

Free; books for sale in the Museum Store

Class 2 Exploring Dimensionality

Walter Wick will offer essential secrets

Sundays: October 17, 24, 31 & November 7

and special insights about his photography,

(November 14: inclement weather date)

puzzle books and fascination with mystery

1–4 p.m.

that engages children of all ages.

Price per Class: Members $60; Non-members $120; pre-registration



Thursday, September 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Classes 1 & 2 (8 sessions): Members $110;

Members free; non-members $10; stu-

Non-members $230.

dents $5 at the door; books for sale in the

Leslie Shellow, MFA, Towson University

Museum Store

Why work in a drawing studio when you

Stanley Mazaroff, author of Henry Walters and

have the entire Walters Art Museum at

Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur

your disposal? Back by popular demand,

Spotlight with Gary Vikan is a lively on-

artist and teacher Shellow will lead sketch-

stage conversation series featuring Dr.

ing sessions in specific galleries.


Vikan and distinguished guests. In this session, he’ll chat with author Mazaroff about the perils and pleasures of collecting Italian Renaissance painting during the Gilded Age

Sunday, September 12, 1 p.m.

of America. Recognized annually in Best


Lawyers in America, Mazaroff retired from

This year we’ve scheduled our first Sep-

the active practice of law to study art his-

tember Concert to commemorate those

tory at the Johns Hopkins University. He is a

lost in the attacks on the United States on

member of the Walters’ Board of Trustees.

September 11, 2001. For the past nine years,

This program is made possible by a partnership

the worldwide “September Concerts” have

between the Walters Art Museum and the Johns

been presented to “celebrate peace and

Hopkins University Press, and is sponsored by

humanity through music.”

Urbanite Magazine.

the 9th annual renée may lecture

smartish pace



Sunday, September 12, 2 p.m.

Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m.



Marygrace Berberian, Art Therapist, Pro-

Michael Collier, poet

gram Coordinator, Art Therapy in the New

David Gewanter, poet, editor and essayist

York City Downtown Schools

The Smartish Pace reading series contin-

The first plane hit the World Trade Center

ues, with poets Michael Collier and David

on September 11 as New York City schools

Gewanter reading from their recent collec-

art therapist Marygrace Berberian was

tions of poetry.

exiting the building. Berberian worked with children to create The World Trade Center


Children’s Mural Project, a dynamic interna-

Thursday, September 30, 6–11 p.m.

tional installation.

$5; pre-register at

The 9th Annual Renée May Lecture honors

the Walters Art Museum docent and flight

Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you

attendant killed during the attacks on the

say? At every Ignite, 16 artists, technologists,

United States in 2001.

thinkers and personalities take the stage to answer this challenge. This program is sponsored by Urbanite Magazine.


Facing Page: Top: Kryptos Sculpture at CIA Building, Center: The World Trade Center Children’s Mural Project, Bottom: William T. Wissemann. This Page: Dakshina/The Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company

MEMBERS ART OF READING BOOK CLUB Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier Sunday, October 3, 3 p.m. Members free; non-members $5 Two women from very different backgrounds discover that creatures from centuries past allow them to circumvent some of society’s expectations and to pursue some of the most important early paleontological discoveries. Members receive a 10% discount on books purchased in the Museum Store! For more information or to register for the Book Club, call Elissa Winer at 410-547-9000, ext. 335.


lunch and learn: chamber of wonders & collector’s cabinets series

traditional artists’ methods workshops


Thursday, October 14, 6–9 p.m.

Select Fridays, starting October 22, 12–1 p.m.

Members $30; non-members $60


Thursday, October 7, 12:15–1:15 p.m.

Elissa O’ Loughlin, Senior Paper Conservator

This series of free lunchtime concerts


Students will learn to make a simple pop-

reinstates a 1960s and 70s partnership

Nancy E. Zinn, Associate Director

up card and understand the mechanics of

with the Peabody Institute. Please visit

for Collections and Exhibitions

folded paper. for details.

many reasons why people collect, and reveals

discovering art and science lecture

free fall baltimore

insights about her personal collecting habits.



Sunday, October 17, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 31, 2 p.m.

Members free; non-members $8 per ses-


sion; $25 for all 4 sessions

Dakshina/The Daniel Phoenix Singh


In this light-hearted talk, Zinn explores the

COLLEGE AND ARTS COMMUNITY NIGHT: TOTALLY WICK(ED) AWESOME Thursday, October 14, 6–9 p.m. College Students, staff and faculty with a valid I.D. and artists with current membership in an area arts organization (see online list) admitted free Did you, like, realize that in the ‘80s, like, everyone totally got pulled into this thing called Valspeak? Have fun with a huge Rubik’s cube contest; Atari games; breakdancing with totally rad DJs; a Rubik’s hyper-lecture by NPR’s “This I Believe” undergrad William T. Wissemann; and like, have a wicked night of fun. This program is sponsored by Urbanite Magazine.

This forum discussion explores hidden

Dance Company

secrets, little-known facts and uncom-

In this exciting Free Fall Baltimore event

mon mysteries, as presented by a panel

commemorating Diwali (India and Nepal’s

of experts representing several disciplines.

annual festival of lights), Dakshina’s

Panelists include artist Gillian Brown, artist

dancers will perform a blend of tradi-

Caleb Charland, National Security Agency

tional Indian dance, illuminated by modern

historian Dr. David A. Hatch and artist


Jim Sanborn, whose sculpture Kryptos is installed at cia Headquarters.

traditional artists’ methods workshops

MAKE YOUR OWN WATERCOLOR PAINTS Saturday–Sunday, October 30–31, 1–4 p.m. Members $60; non-members $110 Elissa O’Loughlin, Senior Paper Conservator



lunch and learn: chamber of wonders & collector’s cabinets series




Sunday, December 5, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays, September 8–December 15

The Glassblower of Murano, by Marina Fiorato

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Thursday, November 4, 12:15–1:15 p.m.

Members free; non-members $5

Individual classes: Members, students

Fiorato intertwines exciting stories set in

and seniors (65+) $12; non-members $24

Renaissance and modern Venice. Members

Full Series: (15 classes): Members, stu-

receive a 10% discount on books purchased

dents and seniors $120; non-members

in the Museum Store! For more informa-


tion or to register for the Book Club, call

Immerse yourself in 55 centuries of art! This

Elissa Winer at 410-547-9000, ext. 335.

course will cover civilizations from ancient

Free S. Denise Tassin, Artist and Collector Tassin provides a glimpse into her interior world of personal and public collections that includes everything from Necco Wafers to plastic caps. the 30th annual theodore l. low lecture

WHAT CAN MUSEUMS BE? Sunday, November 14, 2 p.m. Free Nina Simon, author, The Participatory Museum; blogger / director of Museum 2.0 The Annual Theodore L. Low Lecture honors the memory of Theodore Low, director of education and public programs at the Walters for more than 30 years. He was one of the first art educators to acknowledge the importance of audiences and community in the life and mission of the museum. Special opportunity: Apply to participate in Simon’s exclusive Art, Community and Conversation workshop Sunday, November 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. To attend, please visit


Egypt and Greece to artists like Manet and traditional artists’ methods workshops


Sunday, December 12, 1–4 p.m. Members $30; non-members $60 Students will learn to make a simple pop-

September 15

up card and understand the mechanics of folded paper.


Early Christian & Byzantine Art

across world cultures, religions and time, musicians will perform medieval, Victorian and modern Christian, Jewish and other

Digitization Specialists, Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books The digitization of the Walters’ Islamic and Western manuscripts will be discussed.

October 6 Early Medieval & Romanesque Art October 13

world musical traditions. Check online for

Gothic Art

the day’s schedule.

October 20

exclusive “members-only” holiday morning hors d’œuvres & tour

Renaissance Art

Members $35; pre-registration required

Diane Bockrath and Ariel Tabritha,

Ancient Roman Art

Free Honoring traditions linked to antiquity

that there are many things still to be done.


September 22 September 29

Sunday, December 12, 10–11:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 2, 12:15–1:15 p.m.

Ancient Greek Art

Sunday, December 12, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

people that hiv has not gone away, and


September 8 Ancient Near Eastern Art/The Arts of Islam

World aids Day is important in reminding

lunch and learn: chamber of wonders & collector’s cabinets series

Ancient Egyptian Art

Elissa O’ Loughlin, Senior Paper Conservator


Free, details at

Monet and everything in between.

October 27 Baroque Art November 3 18th-Century Fine & Decorative Arts

and space is extremely limited

November 10

Lee Sandstead, art historian and host of

19th-Century Art

the Travel Channel’s Art Attack with Lee Sandstead This “limited enrollment” tour will offer participants the rare opportunity of a per-

November 17 The Arts of South Asia December 1

sonal tour of important Madonna and Child

The Arts of the Ancient Americas

images in our collection.

December 8

special holiday talk


The Arts of East Asia December 15

Sunday, December 12, 2–3:30 p.m. Free Lee Sandstead, art historian and host of the Travel Channel’s Art Attack with Lee Sandstead Sandstead highlights Madonna and Child works from the Walters’ collection, as well as identifying artists who have depicted this enduring subject.


Programs are subject to change, please visit www.thewalters. org for the latest information. Registration is strongly recommended for all programs since seating is limited. Please check online the day prior to an event to confirm the details. To register, visit, call 410-547-9000, ext. 238, or e-mail (unless otherwise noted).

FAMILY FUN studio workshop series

MODEL MAKING & STORY BUILDING Sundays, October 10 & 17 1–4:30 p.m. Members $50 / child, non-members $65 Ages 7–10 We’ll use everyday objects and sculpture materials to construct models and dioramas, write riddles and stories, photograph our creations and explore the special exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic. Parents don’t have to leave the museum—they can also tour the special exhibition and celebrate the group’s work on October 17 with a small art exhibit and reception. Materials and admission to the special exhibition included.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL OF WONDERS Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tiptoe around the museum in search of hidden objects, create inventive works of art and celebrate the special Walter Wick exhibition. Performers will dazzle all ages with feats of fantasy, and artist and author Walter Wick will stop by to sign his books and say hello. Be sure to check out student artwork from the Works of Wonder Student Competition.

DAY OF THE DEAD: EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Sunday, November 7, 12–3 p.m. Free Join us for our second annual Day of the Dead celebration! This jovial Mexican holiday commemorates the lives of family and friends who have died. Visitors will enjoy

MONUMENT LIGHTING FAMILY FESTIVAL Thursday, December 2, 5–8:30 p.m Free Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at the Walters during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances and music, refreshments and special kids’ art activities! At 7 p.m. the Washington Monument will be set aglow, followed by fireworks. This program is sponsored by Urbanite Magazine.

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES Saturdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free, All Ages Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! Check out our monthly themes: September: Book It! October: Riddle Me This November: Gizmos & Gadgets Galore December: Festivals of Light

WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES December 26–January 2, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Shed some light upon your winter break and bring the whole family to the Walters for a special week of art activities. Each day, create a different work of art celebrating everything from winter stories to festivals of light, and find something for explorers of all ages to discover in the galleries. Let our educators and galleryspecific ArtCarts show you the way! For more info e-mail

CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? JEWELRY FAIR AT THE WALTERS Friday, November 5–Sunday, November 7 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 Twenty of the country’s finest jewelers will gather on the Sculpture Court for Can You See What I See? Jewelry Fair at the Walters. A weekend of beautiful jewelry will kick off on Friday, highlighted by a morning fashion show and opening night party. All weekend long come to the Walters to play “Finders Keepers” and find a jewel hidden in the museum’s galleries. Informal gallery talks with Walters’ curators and jewelers will also take place throughout the weekend. Join them as they discuss looking at art and jewelry closely to discover unexpected surprises. The Jewelry Fair is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum. For more information, visit

traditional Mexican dance performances, a live mariachi band, food and art activities for the whole family. Starting Sunday, October 31, the museum will host a community altar in the Graham Auditorium and members of the public are encouraged to bring items in honor of loved ones who have passed away.

Waltee illustration by Brian Ralph.

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Meet in the Centre Street Lobby

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos

SEPTEMBER Highlights of the Walters Sunday, September 5, 2 p.m. The Chamber of Art and Wonders Sunday, September 12, 2 p.m. The Ancient World Sunday, September 19, 1 p.m. Going Green: Landscapes and Nature in Art Sunday, September 26, 1 p.m.

and Toys in the Attic Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m. The Christmas Story in Art Saturday, December 4, 12 p.m.

and Toys in the Attic Saturday, October 16, 12 p.m. War and Peace in Art Sunday, October 17, 1 p.m.

September 22

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos

Great Illustration and Great Challenges

and Toys in the Attic Sunday, December 12, 1 p.m.

The Christmas Story in Art

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos

Checkmate! Medieval People at Play

Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos

Sunday, October 10, 2 p.m.

first floor lobby at 2 p.m.

Lynley Herbert, Carol Bates Fellow,

Saturday, December 18, 12 p.m.

Art of the Ancient Americas

on a Wednesday afternoon. Meet in the

Sunday, December 5, 2 p.m.


Sunday, October 3, 2 p.m.

Join a Walters’ expert for an intimate tour

The Christmas Story in Art

The Christmas Story in Art

and Toys in the Attic


Sunday, December 19, 1 p.m. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Sunday, December 19, 2 p.m.

October 6 Elissa O’Loughlin, Senior Paper Conservator Inherent Vice and the Effects of Time November 10 Karen French, Senior Conservator of Paintings Scientific Discovery at the Walters Art Museum December 8 Glenn Gates, Conservation Scientist

Highlights of the Walters Sunday, December 26, 2 p.m. All Walter Wick tours are free with membership or exhibition admission.

The Arts of Asia Sunday, October 24, 2 p.m. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Sunday, October 31, 2 p.m. NOVEMBER War and Peace in Art Sunday, November 7, 2 p.m. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Saturday, November 13, 11 a.m. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Sunday, November 14, 1 p.m. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Saturday. November 20, 11 a.m. 19th-Century Art Sunday, November 21, 2 p.m. Highlights of the Walters Sunday, November 28, 2 p.m.


Docent manager John Shields leads a tour through the museum.

WATCH CONSERVATORS AT WORK! Fridays–Sundays, 12:30–4 p.m. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how conservators examine, analyze and treat the Walters’ precious collection of art at our unique Conservation Window on the 4th floor.

EVENT & WEDDING RENTALS Did you know that you can have your special event here at the Walters? Contact Robert Zimmerman at 410-547-9000, ext. 313, or by email at, for more information.




I Spy Eagle Eye, Jr. $22.95 / Members $20.65 This fun game helps preschoolers develop language skills, word association and social skills by matching like and similar objects. Once they find the match, they love ringing the bell! Four levels of play with no reading required. Sturdy game board and cards are perfect for little hands. 1–4 players. For ages 3 and up.

his year the Walters has two fabulous stores open for your holiday shopping! First, our main Museum Store full of stocking stuffers, gifts, textiles and more, including a new book by Walters Board member Stanley Mazaroff. In addition, visit our Walter Wick exhibition store, with lots of fun games, puzzles, surprises and more that are sure to please everyone on your list!

I Spy Link-Alikes Domino Game $19.95 / Members $17.95 Great fun on the run! This game comes complete with a durable bag to place the game in when you are done playing. With both cooperative and competitive ways to play, children ages 4 and up can link the tiles to match objects and numbers.

Henry Walters & Bernard Berenson: Collector & Connoisseur by Stanley Mazaroff $40 / Members $36 Collecting Italian Renaissance paintings during America’s Gilded Age was fraught with risk because of the uncertain identities of the artists and the conflicting interests of the dealers. Walters Board member Stanley Mazaroff’s fascinating account of the close relationship between Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson, the era’s preeminent connoisseur of Italian paintings, richly illustrates this important chapter of America’s cultural history. Recognized annually in Best Lawyers in America, Mazaroff retired from the active practice of law to study art history at the Johns Hopkins University. He will be signing copies of his book at the Walters on Thursday, September 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.



The Walters Welcomes Its New Trustees! Studies. Barbara worked for ten years in the field of international economics before becoming a stay-at-home mom, during which time she started an after-school foreign language class at Riderwood Elementary School and launched a curriculum-based Picture Parent program. Fluent in French, she is also a volunteer at Barclay School and a volunteer with the RuxtonRiderwood Lake Roland Neighborhood Association. sandy gross is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he received a bachelor of arts in Social and Behavioral Science. He was a co-founder and Vice President of Polk Audio, and was the founding President of the Council of Audio Specialty Manufacturers. Sandy was a co-founder and President of Definitive Technology, and cofounded and is currently President of GoldenEar Technology. A member of the Audio Hall of Fame, he was on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Industry Association and the Consumer Electronics Association.

barbara finn guarnieri has been a docent at the Walters since 1999. She graduated from Trinity College with a bachelor of arts in Political Science, and has a master of arts in International Studies and Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International

jennifer murphy is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Legg Mason Capital Management Inc. (lmcm). From 1998 to 2009, she was Chief Financial Officer of lmcm. Prior to joining Legg Mason, Jennifer was a strategy consultant with Corporate Decisions, Inc. Jennifer graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and received an M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a Palmer Scholar. She received the Chartered Financial Analyst (cfa) designation in 1989 and is a member of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. She is a member of Brown University’s Women’s Leadership Council, a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and a Trustee of Glenelg Country School. She and her husband, Bryan, have four children and live in Clarksville, MD.

lynn rauch was most recently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers. She is President of the Kentfields Foundation and a Trustee of the Hannah and Ryan Barry Memorial Foundation and the Center for Urban Families. A graduate of Wellesley College, Lynn has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science. Her past experience includes time as a case writer for the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Graduate Program in Health and Public Policy and the National Council on Alcoholism. She was the Executive Director of the Aplastic Anemia Foundation and a consultant to Maryland non-profit organizations. Her volunteer résumé includes the Maryland Zoo, the Odyssey School and St. Paul’s School, where she served as President of the Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Philip, have two grown, married children and two grandchildren.



DIRECTOR’S DINNER On June 8, the Walters' closest friends and donors gathered for an elegant evening on the Sculpture Court at the annual Director's Dinner. For more information about joining the Director's Circle level and attending next year's Director's Dinner, please contact Julia Keller by emailing jkeller@ or calling 410-547-9000, ext. 314.

VOTE YES! On Tuesday, November 2, 2010, citizens of Baltimore will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in their city and at the Walters. Election Day will give citizens the chance to help move the museum forward by investing the resources to support important improvements. Please vote YES for the Walters Bond Bill Ballot Question. For questions, please contact Sarah Walton at 410-547-9000, ext. 614, or swalton@

HOWARD COUNTY NIGHT Nearly 150 Howard County residents celebrated the partnership between the Walters Art Museum and Howard County this summer. Co-hosted by Director Gary Vikan and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the evening’s festivities included exhibited works of art by County students, remarks by museum and County leadership officials, gallery tours and food and drink. For more information about this annual event, please contact Sarah Walton at 410-547-9000, ext. 614, or L–R: Gary Vikan, The Walters Board of Directors Chair Andrea Laporte and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.




he Walters Art Museum extends its sincerest thanks to those individuals, foundations and corporations who joined the Annual Giving Circles of membership in the fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010). Through the generosity of the people on this list and of all of our donors, we are able to maintain the highest standards and enable everyone to be touched by art. Thank you very much!

Mr. and Mrs. George Alderson Mrs. Cynthia L. Alderdice Mr. Kevin F. Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Preston G. Athey Mr. and Mrs. William McNeill Baker Mr. Joseph Barr Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Barry Mr. George H. Bohlinger III and Ms. Keith L. Carr Dr. and Mrs. Charles Boice Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bonan Dorothy C. Boyce Fund Mr. F. Taylor Branch and Ms. Christy Macy The Brandywine Foundation, Inc. Ms. Lucy E. Broadus Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Broadus III Mr. James. Bryson Christopher E. Caquelin and E. J. Shiflet Ms. Damaris Christensen Mr. and Mrs. David Clapp Mr. John H. Claster Mr. Thomas J. Crusse and Mr. David Imre Dr, and Mrs. Walter E. Dandy, Jr. Mrs. Marie S. Dee The Georgia and Michael De Havenon Fund Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Droppa Mr. and Mrs. David Duberman Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Duff Mr. and Mrs. William H. Durr Mr. William O. Edmond Ms. Sylvia J. Eggleston and Mr. Richard Johnson Dr. Frank Eisenberg and Ms. Catherine C. Blake Mrs. Mary C. Eyring Mr. and Mrs. William M. Flattery Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Flynn Drs. Jelles N. Fonda and Kathryn O’Connell Ms. Dorothy A. Fraquelli and Mr. Art Campbell

Mr. Jay Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Wilson T. Gildee Mr. John A. Gilpin and Ms. Joanna Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon D. Glass Mr. and Mrs. Benedict E. Glyphis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey K. Gonya Ms. Judith A. Gottlieb Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Graul Mr. and Mrs. David L. Guyton Mr. Loring Emsley Hawes Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Heneson Mr. and Mrs. John Christian Hilgenberg Mr. John David Hodder Ms. Lisa K. Hoffman and Mr. Paul D. Raschke Mr. Stephen J. Homza Dr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Hruban Ms. Dolores A. Ichniowski and Mr. Stephen E. Jeselnick Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Irvine Ms. Shirley Z. Johnson and Mr. Charles Rumph Dr. and Mrs. Harold K. Kanarek Marilynn E. Katatsky and Richard B. Kaufmann Mr. Charles B. Keenan Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Kernan Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kerr Colonel Barbara P. King Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Knodell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Kophazi Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kopper Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Lacovara Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lazarus IV Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Legum Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Leibowitz Dr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Lesser Ms. Lynne P. Lochte Mrs. Nancy P. Lohr Mr. Roye L. Lowry Drs. Ruth E. Luddy and Rodrigo Toro Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Lutrey Mr. and Mrs. Martin Madden Mr. and Mrs. E. Andrew McAlexander Mr. Joseph L. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Adam Miller Mr. and Mrs. John S. Miller III

Ms. Elizabeth L. Nilson The Thomas and Carol Obrecht Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ostergaard Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Partridge, Jr. The Iva and Jerome Preston Charitable Trust Mr. R. Rex Rehfeld and Ms. Ellen O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Rogers, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Rosenbaum Ms. Elizabeth L. Rossman Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Russell Vice Admiral James A. Sagerholm Carol P. and Peter S. Saucier The Honorable Kurt L. Schmoke and Dr. Patricia L. Schmoke Mr. and Mrs. Allan W. Schultz Mr. and Mrs. John R. Seifert Dr. and Mrs. Albert B. Shackman Ms. Emma Shelton and Ms. Florence Kate Millar Mr. and Mrs. William I. Shorter Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Sieber Mr. and Mrs. Phillip R. Slavney Dr. Kathryn E. Stein and Mr. James V. Merrill Mrs. Evelyn R. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. William R. Stott, Jr. The Michelle and Michael Swanenberg Fund Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Swartz Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tate Dr. Laurie Taylor-Mitchell Ms. Margaret Tevis Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vrettakos Mr. Michael J. Walkley Mr. and Mrs. William D. Ward Mr. Barry F. Williams Mr. Cecil Orin Wise Dr. and Mrs. Hiram W. Woodward, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Zomber

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Mr. and Mrs. Frederick O. Mitchell

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UPCOMING… Treasures of Heaven:

Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe

FEBRUARY 13–MAY 15, 2011 Medieval Christians venerated saints; their bodily remains were often displayed in special containers, known as reliquaries. Covered in gold, silver, gems and semiprecious stones, reliquaries proclaimed the special status of their sacred contents to worshipers and pilgrims. For this reason, reliquaries emerged as important objects of artistic innovation, as expressions of civic and religious identity, and as focal points of ritual action. Reliquary Bust of an Unknown Female Saint, probably a Companion of St. Ursula / South Netherlandish (Brussels?) / ca. 1520–30 / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection

The Walters Art Museum Members Magazine Autumn 2010  

The Walters Art Museum Autumn 2010 Members Magazine