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Arts and Museums

The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000, http://www.thewalters.org.


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• Drop-in Art Activities: Kid Geniuses. To investigate the connections between science and art, every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free.

• Exhibition: Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia. Runs through Dec. 11.

• Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes, opens Oct. 16, reveals texts from the ancient world discovered by conserving and imaging the archimedes palimpsest. Runs until Jan. 1.

• Peabody on the Court concert features Caleb Johnson in a classical solo viola performance, Oct. 7, noon–1 p.m. Free.

• Intercambio: Artful Language Exchange. Sharpen your Spanish or English skills while having stimulating conversations about art and artists, Oct. 9, 3–4:30 p.m. Free.

• Return from Amnesia, Oct. 2, 2–3:30 p.m.,.a discussion describes the dramatic transformations in Lonni Sue Johnson's recovery art. Free.

• Lunch & Learn: Archimedes Conservator Abigail Quandt, Oct. 6, 12:15–1:15 p.m. Free

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture — 830 E. Pratt St., hosts Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists, a special exhibition until Oct.16.

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1870 or artbma.org. General admission is free.

• Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Free Family Sundays, Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Tours: 2–2:45 p.m. the last Sunday of the month.

• Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, on view through Feb. 5, 2012, includes a variety of seats, vessels, blankets, combs, hats, and other objects created for individuals and households in 21 African countries. 

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame College — 4701 N. Charles St., Fourier Hall 410-435-0100 or ndm.edu/gormleygallery.

• "The Pattern More Complicated" features the paintings of Baltimore artist Jim Condron. Runs until Oct. 14. Gallery talk, Oct. 5, noon-1 p.m. Free.

• "Collaborations" highlights work by clients at Penn Mar Human Services, in Freeland, and students at Notre Dame. Runs Oct. 24-Dec. 2, with opening reception Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m., and a gallery talk, Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m. Free.

Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University — will feature "Raíces y Influencias" ("Roots and Influences"), an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and carvings by Baltimore artists Tom Hyatt and René Treviño. Runs until Oct. 13. 410-617-1334, http://www.loyola.edu/gallery Kay Hwang, khwang@loyola.edu.