Walters Art Museum Mashups Pair New Sounds With Historic Visual Works

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photo via Wikimedia Commons/Wallstreethotrod
photo via Wikimedia Commons/Wallstreethotrod

catch of the day fish (2)The Walters Art Museum isn’t offering outdoor concerts for the summer, but they’re still using the fair weather months to offer music in an out-of-the-ordinary context.

Starting Thursday, June 23, ART/SOUND/NOW runs every fourth Thursday throughout the summer. Setting up right in the galleries, it’s a new way to spotlight some of the museum’s works that have been around for a while, like the Dutch Age of Exploration and Egyptian works. Here’s the full lineup:

TURNTABLES & INTERMEDIA SOUNDS
Date: June 23

  • Wendel Patrick pairs turntables and electronics with ancient Greek religion.
  • Mark Brown and Carrie Fucile will use found items to trace the Dutch Age of Exploration in the 1600s.

DESTRUCTION & CULTURE
Date: July 28

  • Amy Reid brings her music to ancient Near Eastern art.
  • TRNSGNDR/VHS has a multisensory installation that looks at examine the culture of Baroque art.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC & JAZZ
Date: August 25

  • Bonnie Jones adds her own music to Renaissance art.
  • Lafayette Gilchrist takes piano jazz to the Egyptian galleries.



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