The Walters Art Museum announces the launch of its redesigned works of art website with the removal of copyright restrictions on more than 10,000 online artwork images through a Creative Commons license .
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Walters Art Museum $315,000 for a 2 1/2 year project to digitize, catalog and distribute 105 illuminated medieval manuscripts. Representing diverse Byzantine, Greek, Armenian, Ethiopian, Dutch, English and Central European cultures, this project, entitled Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts, will allow for the digitization of approximately 38,000 pages of ancient text and 3,500 pages of illumination.
The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts The Walters Art Museum December 3, 2009 – February 28, 2010
Shrunken Treasures: Miniaturization in Books and Art August 15–November 8, 2009 Walters Art Museum
Prayers in Code: Books of Hours from Renaissance France April 25-July 19, 2009 The Walters Art Museum
Aesthetic and Scientific Perspectives of Central Asian Painting The John & Berthe Ford Annual Lectureship in Asian Art The Walters Art Museum, Sunday, April 5
ROMANCE AT THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM The Romance of the Rose: Visions of Love in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts on View January 24–April 19, 2009
What: Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion Barbara Dianne Savage, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania
What: DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS Food of Power: The History of Chocolate among the Ancient Maya
The Garden of Eden: The 20th Anniversary of Art Blooms – march 5-8 Art Blooms complements the museum’s current special exhibition The Saint John’s Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods