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Arts and Museums

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

• The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia, through Sept. 25.

• Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from the Walters' Collection featuring drawings, paintings and prints of ships, sailors and the sea from the museum's permanent collection. Runs through Sept. 11. 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.

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 Sept. 6-Oct. 14. Opening Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m.; 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.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland — 15 Lloyd St. "Loring Cornish: In Each Other's Shoes," featuring the work of a local African-American artist. Runs through Sept. 15. 410-732-6400 or http://www.jewishmuseummd.org.

Studio 55 Art Gallery — 5529 Harford Road presents a summertime still life exhibition by Baltimore artists Mary Rever and Nathaniel K. Gibbs, photographer Terry Andrews and artist Deborah Maklowski. Runs through August. http://www.studio55LLC.com or 410-444-0022.

Baltimore Clayworks — 5707 Smith Ave. 410-578-1919 or http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org. hosts the exhibition "Apiary: Leigh Taylor Mickelson." A solo exhibition of botanically inspired abstracts sculptures and installations. Runs through Sept. 24.

Apertures: "Photographs of the Built Environment" — American Institute of Architects Baltimore Bookstore, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., an exhibit of James DuSel's photographs. Artist's reception Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m. Runs until Oct. 27, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 410-625-2587.

Benefits

The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge — 5k/1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit Zero (The Project to End Prostate Cancer), Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m., Towson University, Johnny Unitas Stadium. $30 in advance, $35 race day. http://www.gpccbaltimore.com.

Walk for Lupus Now — to benefit the chapter's free services for people with lupus, Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. 888-349-1167 or walk@lupusdmv.org. To register, http://tinyurl.com/BaltLupusWalk2011.