The Walters Art Museum will begin the year with special family festivals and activities. Celebrate Three Kings Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chinese New Year. Dragons are the January theme for Drop-in Art Activities.
Three Kings Day Celebration
Saturday, January 7, 2012
In Western Christianity Epiphany falls on January 6, a holy day which God revealed his manifestation to humanity as a human in Jesus Christ. It is also celebrated as Three Kings Day; the day baby Jesus received a visit from the three Magi.
Know as Día de los Tres Reyes Magos in Hispanic and Latino communities, this day has the importance of Christmas Day. The Walters Art Museum and Latino Outreach is hosting the Three Kings Celebration. Enjoy performances, art activities, and some Rosca de Reyes or Kings’ cake.
Dragon Scales and Tails
Drop-In Art Activities
Saturdays and Sundays, January 1-31, 2012
Dragon legends and tales can be found across the globe. European dragons were malevolent creatures that could be defeated by brave knights, while Chinese dragons were considered forces of good. This month, discover the world of dragons through stories and art. Enjoy creating your own dragon art!
Decoupage Dragons January 7-8, 2012
Tales of the Dragon January 14-15, 2012
Dragon Dance Lanterns January 21-22, 2012
Shadow Puppet Dragons January 28-29, 2012
MLK Jr Family Festival
Monday, January 16, 2012
Celebrate the birth of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr during this family festival. Honor his memory as a great Civil Rights leader through stories and performances. According to the museum website, “…ages are invited to share their dreams, personal heroes, and peaceful testimonies through art projects and collaborative community activities!”
Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dragon
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This Chinese New Year, or Chum Je, is the year of the Dragon. The Walters Art Museum is commemorating the event with a Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dragon celebration. Enjoy special performances by the Johns Hopkins University Lion Dance Troupe, the Baltimore Chinese School, and others. You can even create your own dragon-inspired art!