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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | April 14, 1991
An appraisal of the Lucas collection of art -- which th Maryland Institute College of Art, is considering whether to sell -- has been completed by art dealer and appraiser William J. Tomlinson, who said a previous estimate of its worth as $15 million to $20 million is "much too high."The institute has been considering the sale of the 20,000-piece collection, either whole or in part, for at least two years. Virtually all of the works have been on loan to the Baltimore Museum of Art for almost 60 years, with a few pieces at the Walters Art Gallery.
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FEATURES
By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,Special to The Evening Sun | October 31, 1991
Authors and illustrators are always wondering how to draw a reader's attention. From the early Middle Ages onward, one especially beautiful illustrational tactic was to enlarge or color the first letter of a text. A practical way to catch the reader's eye, this practice soon became a decorative pursuit in itself.A manuscript exhibit at the Walters Art Gallery, "The Illuminated Initial," gives examples of how this practice flourished. Indeed, by the 13th century these letters sometimes had grown in size to frame an entire picture on a manuscript page.
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By YOLANDA GARFIELD | March 29, 1992
The Women's Committee of the Walters Art Gallery presents its third annual "Art Blooms at the Walters" this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The event celebrates the beauty of works of art and flowers. Exhibits of fresh flower arrangements created by garden clubs will interpret selected works of art throughout the museum.An opening-night reception, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., will feature a preview of the floral arrangements, an auction and an appearance by the event's guest speakers. The $50-per-person admission fee also includes champagne and cocktails.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | April 4, 1999
Life imitated art at the Hackerman House, with help from the Women's Committee of the Walters Art Gallery. The committee and area garden clubs designed floral interpretations of 25 Asian artworks in the museum's Hackerman House for the 10th annual Art Blooms event. At the opening-night party, 300 art and flower fans admired the results. Peter Van Dyke, retired T. Rowe Price managing director, picked as his fave a bunch of blooms that copied a camel. Leeward Resources president Billy Brown and wife, Mary Ellen, thought a botanical buddha the best.
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By Fred Rasmussen | February 5, 1995
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | July 30, 1997
Hackerman House, the Walters Art Gallery's museum of Asian Art, has been closed temporarily to help meet demands of city budget cuts, Walters director Gary Vikan confirmed last night.The house, a separate building attached to the gallery and originally built as a 19th-century townhouse, will be closed beginning today for up to eight weeks. It will reopen no later than Sept. 21 and perhaps sooner if a Walters fund appeal succeeds."I anticipate this is eight weeks, max," said Vikan. "I hope it will be open in a couple of weeks depending on what happens.
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By Elizabeth Large | May 5, 1991
Sun art critic John Dorsey says he always thought of the Walters Art Gallery's collection of Asian art as "one of the great unknown collections" because only a few pieces could ever be shown; most of it has been hidden away for nearly a century. Of the 3,000 porcelains in the collection, for instance, only 45 could be on display at any one time.All that changes today with the opening of Hackerman House, the Walters' Museum of Asian Art. Like the collection, the house itself has been a hidden treasure.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | September 8, 1991
The new art season will bring us Greek gold and Monet, terrorism and technology, and maybe even a building boom. It seems sure that the coming year will see one new museum building in the works, and if everybody's hopes come true there could be three.Baltimore Museum of Art director Arnold Lehman says construction will begin about Feb. 1 on the museum's wing for 20th century art. The $7-million-plus project, combining the new wing with renovation in the existing structure, will add about 50,000 square feet of space, including about 25,000 of gallery space, and is projected to open in the spring of 1994.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | November 4, 1994
Winifred Rogan Kennedy, who as Walters Art Gallery registrar inventoried the bequest of museum founders William T. and Henry Walters, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at her Roland Park Place residence. She was 92."She was the first museum professional to be hired in 1931," said Leopoldine Prosperetti, the museum's registrar since 1972. "Her main activity was to develop the catalog and she devised a numbering system that is still in use today. She set high standards. . . ."But Miss Kennedy had a lighter side.
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By John Dorsey | August 1, 1993
An item in the "This Week" feature in Sunday's Arts and Entertainment section gave the wrong address for Artshowcase gallery. The correct address is 336 N. Charles St.The Sun regrets the errors.Admission to Mongrel Theatre's production of "The Firebugs" at the Merrick Barn at the Johns Hopkins University was incorrect in Sunday's Arts & Entertainment section. Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors.The Sun regrets the error.Portrait of Hillary: The seat of power?
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