Located in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, this internationally renowned museum includes artwork from the 3rd millennium B.C.E. to works from the early 20th century. Its earlier art collection includes ivories, jewelry, enamels, and bronzes in America, a spectacular group of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts as well as Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Byzantine, Ethiopian, and western medieval art. Its more recent works include French paintings that represent every major art trend in the 19th century. The museum also holds special exhibitions of work from all eras and areas of the world.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Walters Museum. There will be tours and performances, including performances by the Baltimore Chinese School and the Johns Hopkins University Lion Dance Troupe.
In 2013 the Chinese Lunar New Year hits the Gregorian Calendar on Feb. 10, which is a Sunday, which gives you all day to do traditional Chinese stuff for the New Year, such as buy presents and clean the house with an eye toward a good final sweep to push out any bad fortune (c’mon, it wouldn’t hurt), and then head over to the Walters to enjoy some Year of the Snake action with an opportunity to make some art, watch performances by the Johns Hopkins University Lion Dance Troupe and the Baltimore Chinese School, and, of course, view William and Henry Walter’s fine collection of Chinese art. After that, we suggest you go to a Chinese restaurant and try and score some chao nian gao. (Joe Mac???)
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