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Arts and Museums

The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000,

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• Drop-in Art Activities: Text Messages, every Saturday and Sunday in November, 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 Secret of Archimedes." Exhibit runs until Jan. 1. Free.

• Lunch and Learn: Recovering Lost Ancestry, Dec. 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Agnes Callum, 86; and her daughter, Martina Callum, will share their stories. Free.

• Peabody on the Court, concert features Margaret Hummel in a classical solo cello performance held in Sculpture Court, Dec. 2, noon–1 p.m. Free.

• "Glamorous Holiday Paintings." Runs until Jan. 1, two holiday paintings on the fourth floor of the Centre Street Building from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, featuring original art works from the golden age of commercial illustration. Images by J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) and E.M. Jackson (1896-1962) capture the glamour of holiday shopping in the 1920s and '30s. Free.

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1870 or 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. last Sundays.

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

• "Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein," an exhibition of prints by American and European artists from the late-15th through the 21st centuries. On view through March 25.

• Textiles from Central Asia on view through May 13.

Maryland Institute College of Art — 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., presents regional, national and international artists, designers, authors and curators to discuss their work, life and career experiences.

• Joyce J. Scott '70, Nov. 28, noon, Brown Center: Falvey Hall. Known as the Queen of Beadwork, Scott creates provocative beaded sculptural forms and neckpieces that address political and social issues such as gender, race and class struggle.

• Paul Chaat Smith, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Brown Center: Falvey Hall, a Comanche author and curator whose work focuses on the contemporary landscape of American Indian politics and culture.

• The Common Object, an exhibition of more than 60 paintings incorporating the everyday object of a dish towel, Dec. 1- March 11, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., in the Fox Building's Meyerhoff Gallery. Reception Dec. 2, 5–7 p.m. Free. 410-225-2300 or