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We strive to create a place where people of every background can be touched by art. General Admission is always FREE! Special Exhibitions and programs may require the purchase of tickets.

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On View: Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Indep...
07/27/2021

On View: Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence (1821–2021).

The year 2021 marks the bicentennial of Mexican and Central American independence from Spain. Focusing on the many vibrant and sophisticated Indigenous societies that flourished over thousands of years in what is today Mexico and Central America, this small but rich exhibition features 17 works of art including books, gold adornments, and ceramic vessels. It also features an original painting by Mexican-American artist René Treviño.

See the show now through November 7, 2021.⁠

🎨: Artist: Costa Rican, Effigy Metate (Grinding Stone), AD 700-1550. Gift of John G. Bourne, 2013.

#BaltimoreRestaurantWeek is in full swing, which has us thinking about this simple work by Pierre-Édouard Frère. Read ab...
07/26/2021

#BaltimoreRestaurantWeek is in full swing, which has us thinking about this simple work by Pierre-Édouard Frère. Read about the scene shown here below, and tap the link to dive into all the delicious dishes Charm City has to offer: baltimorerestaurantweek.com #baltrw

About the artwork: In an alcove of an Ecouen kitchen a peasant woman stands stooped over a bowl with her back to the viewer. Light streaming through the window illuminates the alcove, showing the onions and apples on the sill, the beets and a wicker basket containing a section of squash on a chest, and an exceptionally large cabbage lying on the floor, as well as various utensils, a wicker hamper, a keg, an iron pot, a large ceramic pitcher and various strainers and ladles hanging from pegs on the wall. Discernible within the dimly lit interior are a chest, several pots, and the wash hung to dry.

Shown: Frère, Pierre-Édouard, Preparing Dinner, 1858. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931.

#BaltimoreRestaurantWeek is in full swing, which has us thinking about this simple work by Pierre-Édouard Frère. Read about the scene shown here below, and tap the link to dive into all the delicious dishes Charm City has to offer: baltimorerestaurantweek.com #baltrw

About the artwork: In an alcove of an Ecouen kitchen a peasant woman stands stooped over a bowl with her back to the viewer. Light streaming through the window illuminates the alcove, showing the onions and apples on the sill, the beets and a wicker basket containing a section of squash on a chest, and an exceptionally large cabbage lying on the floor, as well as various utensils, a wicker hamper, a keg, an iron pot, a large ceramic pitcher and various strainers and ladles hanging from pegs on the wall. Discernible within the dimly lit interior are a chest, several pots, and the wash hung to dry.

Shown: Frère, Pierre-Édouard, Preparing Dinner, 1858. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931.

Nothing really beats a leisurely stroll through a museum, does it? 😌  Plan your visit: thewalters.org/visitPhotos by Jil...
07/25/2021

Nothing really beats a leisurely stroll through a museum, does it? 😌 Plan your visit: thewalters.org/visit

Photos by Jill Fannon

07/24/2021
Virtual Conservation Window: Thai Pulpit (Thammat) Cleaning

Watch as our team of curators, conservators, and architectural consultants examine and clean an architectural pulpit from Thailand on our Sculpture Court. The object will be installed in the museum galleries in fall 2022 as part of the newly designed galleries for the Arts of Asia.

The Conservation Window is made possible by a gift from Eleanor McMillan.

These archers look Olympic ready, don't cha think? 😉Good luck to all the athletes competing this year! Which event are y...
07/23/2021

These archers look Olympic ready, don't cha think? 😉Good luck to all the athletes competing this year! Which event are you most excited to watch? 🏹🏄🏾‍♀️⚽🤼‍♂️🤸🏻‍♀️

About the object: Archery contests were not only fun but also a way of encouraging medieval men to learn this valuable skill. Excellent archers could make all the difference in battle; in England, men were required by law to learn how to use a bow. Note the artist's irreverently playful juxtaposition of imagery here; just above the archery contest, St. Sebastian is being martyred in a barrage of arrows.

#TokyoOlympics

Shown: Artist: Flemish, Archery Contest (Illustration); Leaf from The Hours of Duke Adolph of Cleves, ca. 1480-90. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931.

These archers look Olympic ready, don't cha think? 😉Good luck to all the athletes competing this year! Which event are you most excited to watch? 🏹🏄🏾‍♀️⚽🤼‍♂️🤸🏻‍♀️

About the object: Archery contests were not only fun but also a way of encouraging medieval men to learn this valuable skill. Excellent archers could make all the difference in battle; in England, men were required by law to learn how to use a bow. Note the artist's irreverently playful juxtaposition of imagery here; just above the archery contest, St. Sebastian is being martyred in a barrage of arrows.

#TokyoOlympics

Shown: Artist: Flemish, Archery Contest (Illustration); Leaf from The Hours of Duke Adolph of Cleves, ca. 1480-90. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931.

Art Sound Now is back! Beginning July 29, the acclaimed series that pairs sound artists with art from the Walters return...
07/22/2021

Art Sound Now is back! Beginning July 29, the acclaimed series that pairs sound artists with art from the Walters returns for its second year of virtual performances with two installments filmed in the museum’s galleries and streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

July 29: WAYTA
August 12: Patrick Minn

Learn more about this year's artists: https://thewalters.org/events/

Photo by Jill Fannon

Art Sound Now is back! Beginning July 29, the acclaimed series that pairs sound artists with art from the Walters returns for its second year of virtual performances with two installments filmed in the museum’s galleries and streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

July 29: WAYTA
August 12: Patrick Minn

Learn more about this year's artists: https://thewalters.org/events/

Photo by Jill Fannon

What: Virtual Art History TriviaWhen: Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PMWhere: Facebook Live, RSVP: https://bit.ly/3hR9CMSWalt...
07/21/2021

What: Virtual Art History Trivia
When: Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM
Where: Facebook Live, RSVP: https://bit.ly/3hR9CMS

Walters trivia is back! Test your art history knowledge tomorrow evening during our summer and leisure themed trivia.

What: Virtual Art History Trivia
When: Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM
Where: Facebook Live, RSVP: https://bit.ly/3hR9CMS

Walters trivia is back! Test your art history knowledge tomorrow evening during our summer and leisure themed trivia.

The Walters Art Museum Cafe has reopened! Stop by to enjoy a bite or a beverage on your next visit to the museum ☕ 😋
07/21/2021

The Walters Art Museum Cafe has reopened! Stop by to enjoy a bite or a beverage on your next visit to the museum ☕ 😋

The Walters Art Museum Cafe has reopened! Stop by to enjoy a bite or a beverage on your next visit to the museum ☕ 😋

07/20/2021

See our Conservation team unbox and examine a Thai Pulpit (Thammat) at 2:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Utq3G8.
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Support for this project is generously provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and an anonymous gift. ⁠

🎨: Artist: Thai, Thammat, 19th century. Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2002.

LAST CALL: The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition closes today, July 18. See the work of the ...
07/18/2021

LAST CALL: The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition closes today, July 18. See the work of the 2021 finalists Hoesy Corona, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jonathan Monaghan, Lavar Munroe and Hae Won Sohn before it's gone! Today's hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The 2021 annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum.

LAST CALL: The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition closes today, July 18. See the work of the 2021 finalists Hoesy Corona, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jonathan Monaghan, Lavar Munroe and Hae Won Sohn before it's gone! Today's hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The 2021 annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum.

Today is #WorldEmojiDay! Can you name this work of art using only these emoji hints? 😉Click here to reveal the answer: h...
07/17/2021

Today is #WorldEmojiDay! Can you name this work of art using only these emoji hints? 😉

Click here to reveal the answer: https://bit.ly/3hkCDAc

Today is #WorldEmojiDay! Can you name this work of art using only these emoji hints? 😉

Click here to reveal the answer: https://bit.ly/3hkCDAc

Here's a close look at a few pieces of the architectural pulpit from Thailand that's currently being unboxed on our Scul...
07/16/2021

Here's a close look at a few pieces of the architectural pulpit from Thailand that's currently being unboxed on our Sculpture Court. Due to the size of the object, our team had to spread out on our Sculpture Court to complete this work. You can watch them work during your next visit to the museum!

The object will be installed in the museum galleries in fall 2022 as part of the newly designed galleries for the Arts of Asia.
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Support for this project is generously provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and an anonymous gift. ⁠

🎨: Artist: Thai, Thammat, 19th century. Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2002.

What is your favorite object to admire when you visit the Walters? Regram: @/spontaneouskima77 on Instagram
07/15/2021

What is your favorite object to admire when you visit the Walters?

Regram: @/spontaneouskima77 on Instagram

What is your favorite object to admire when you visit the Walters?

Regram: @/spontaneouskima77 on Instagram

CLOSING SOON: The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition. See the work of the 2021 finalists, inc...
07/14/2021

CLOSING SOON: The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition. See the work of the 2021 finalists, including winner Hae Won Sohn, now through Sunday, July 18.

The 2021 annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum.

CLOSING SOON: The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition. See the work of the 2021 finalists, including winner Hae Won Sohn, now through Sunday, July 18.

The 2021 annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum.

Which detail on this object is your favorite? 🤔This ceramic vessel from Honduras would likely have been used for holding...
07/13/2021

Which detail on this object is your favorite? 🤔

This ceramic vessel from Honduras would likely have been used for holding beverages such as corn beer or hot chocolate in elite ceremonies. It is elaborately decorated with complex symbols, many delicately painted in shades of red, orange, and dark brown.

Two dark bands at the top and bottom of the vessel show four-part shapes with waving, featherlike flanges on the sides. The shapes are similar to the Maya hieroglyph for “sun” or “day.”

On the central field of vessel, squares containing jaguars with spotted pelts and stripes down their backs alternate with very complex and elaborately decorated figures. These appear to show the Maya god K’awiil, representing lighting, serpents, corn, and fertility.

Shown: Artist: Maya, Tripod Vessel, AD 550-850. Gift of John Bourne, 2009.

Which detail on this object is your favorite? 🤔

This ceramic vessel from Honduras would likely have been used for holding beverages such as corn beer or hot chocolate in elite ceremonies. It is elaborately decorated with complex symbols, many delicately painted in shades of red, orange, and dark brown.

Two dark bands at the top and bottom of the vessel show four-part shapes with waving, featherlike flanges on the sides. The shapes are similar to the Maya hieroglyph for “sun” or “day.”

On the central field of vessel, squares containing jaguars with spotted pelts and stripes down their backs alternate with very complex and elaborately decorated figures. These appear to show the Maya god K’awiil, representing lighting, serpents, corn, and fertility.

Shown: Artist: Maya, Tripod Vessel, AD 550-850. Gift of John Bourne, 2009.

We've extended our hours! Plan your next visit to the Walters Art Museum: thewalters.org/visitWednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p....
07/12/2021

We've extended our hours! Plan your next visit to the Walters Art Museum: thewalters.org/visit

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo by Jill Fannon

We've extended our hours! Plan your next visit to the Walters Art Museum: thewalters.org/visit

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo by Jill Fannon

🌊🌊🌊Beginning in the 1820s, the academy in Düsseldorf, a town on the Rhine River, began to attract artists from other Ger...
07/11/2021

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Beginning in the 1820s, the academy in Düsseldorf, a town on the Rhine River, began to attract artists from other German cities and from abroad. Andreas Achenbach, one of Düsseldorf's most influential painters in the mid-19th century, specialized in the "sublime" mode of landscape painting, in which man is dwarfed by nature's might and fury.

At the left the evening sunlight breaks through the stormy sky to illuminate the turbulent sea breaking against the rocky coast. Seagulls struggle to fly in the violent wind. The only signs of human presence are a spar embedded in the rocks, a wooden keg adrift at the right, and a barely discernible flag. The tattered American flag on the rocks in the foreground implies that there is a shipwreck just out of view.

Shown: Achenbach, Andreas, Clearing Up--Coast of Sicily, 1847. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931.

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Beginning in the 1820s, the academy in Düsseldorf, a town on the Rhine River, began to attract artists from other German cities and from abroad. Andreas Achenbach, one of Düsseldorf's most influential painters in the mid-19th century, specialized in the "sublime" mode of landscape painting, in which man is dwarfed by nature's might and fury.

At the left the evening sunlight breaks through the stormy sky to illuminate the turbulent sea breaking against the rocky coast. Seagulls struggle to fly in the violent wind. The only signs of human presence are a spar embedded in the rocks, a wooden keg adrift at the right, and a barely discernible flag. The tattered American flag on the rocks in the foreground implies that there is a shipwreck just out of view.

Shown: Achenbach, Andreas, Clearing Up--Coast of Sicily, 1847. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931.

Missed an installment of our Sondheim Artscape Finalist Artist Talk series? Catch up with this playlist to learn more ab...
07/10/2021

Missed an installment of our Sondheim Artscape Finalist Artist Talk series? Catch up with this playlist to learn more about 2021 finalists Hoesy Corona, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jonathan Monaghan, Lavar Munroe, and Hae Won Sohn: https://bit.ly/3yyD8fP

What: Conservation on the Court: Thai Pulpit (Thammat)⁠When: through July 23Where: The Sculpture Court (Level 2) at the ...
07/09/2021

What: Conservation on the Court: Thai Pulpit (Thammat)⁠
When: through July 23
Where: The Sculpture Court (Level 2) at the Walters ⁠

#DidYouKnow: You can watch our team of curators, conservators, and architectural consultants unbox and examine this architectural pulpit from Thailand on our Sculpture Court during your next visit to the museum! The object will be installed in the museum galleries in fall 2022 as part of the newly designed galleries for the Arts of Asia
⁠⁠
Support for this project is generously provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and an anonymous gift.

What: Conservation on the Court: Thai Pulpit (Thammat)⁠
When: through July 23
Where: The Sculpture Court (Level 2) at the Walters ⁠

#DidYouKnow: You can watch our team of curators, conservators, and architectural consultants unbox and examine this architectural pulpit from Thailand on our Sculpture Court during your next visit to the museum! The object will be installed in the museum galleries in fall 2022 as part of the newly designed galleries for the Arts of Asia
⁠⁠
Support for this project is generously provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and an anonymous gift.

Discover the winner of the 2021 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize tonight! Watch the virtual award ceremony—where o...
07/08/2021

Discover the winner of the 2021 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize tonight! Watch the virtual award ceremony—where one artist will win a $25,000 fellowship—on the @promoandarts Facebook at 7 p.m. Visit their profile for more information!

Discover the winner of the 2021 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize tonight! Watch the virtual award ceremony—where one artist will win a $25,000 fellowship—on the @promoandarts Facebook at 7 p.m. Visit their profile for more information!

07/08/2021
Virtual Conservation Window: Examining an Ethiopian Diptych with Microscope Imaging

In this installment of the Virtual Conservation Window, Conservation Scientist Glenn Gates will examine Diptych with Mary and Her Son Flanked by Archangels, Apostles and a Saint using microscope imaging. During this close look—the initial stage of scientific investigation—Glenn will discuss the elemental composition of the pigments used in the work and attempt to uncover where they originated.

The Conservation Lab at the Walters Art Museum is the third oldest conservation lab in the country. In 2009, the Walters introduced the Conservation Window, giving visitors the opportunity to watch conservators at work and ask them questions. While the window is not open due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can now enjoy our Virtual Conservation Window on our page and YouTube channel. The Virtual Conservation Window allows you to watch Walters conservators treat objects from our collection, learn about the objects, ask questions, and receive answers in real time.

The Conservation Window is made possible by a gift from Eleanor McMillan.

Shown: Artist: Fre Seyon, Diptych with Mary and Her Son Flanked by Archangels, Apostles and a Saint, late 15th century. Museum purchase, the W. Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2001, from the Nancy and Robert Nooter Collection.

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The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore. Located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters is free for all. The museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects from around the world. General Admission is always FREE! Special Exhibitions and programs may require the purchase of tickets. Discover the stories behind the collection and use our mobile guide on your next visit. Simply bring your own device and go to mobile.thewalters.org to try it out.


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My Mount Vernon triptych is back in stock this weekend! Click to see details from this whimsical collection of rough drafts for our historic Washington Monument.
My kiddles enjoyed making the masks! They were in a silly mood!
This is a perfect jewel of a museum. It is one of the jewels in Baltimore's crown.
Thought y'all might be interested in this free event from Jewish Museum of Maryland and Jewish Museum Milwaukee about the making of exhibits! https://www.facebook.com/events/703405167118453/
Our Advance students at the Applauso Italian Learning Center are doing a fabulous job in visiting important Italian museums virtually and presenting artworks in Italian in our online Italian 465 course. Does the Walters Art Museum offer virtual tours like the Uffizi museum? Last week we did a virtual tour at the Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze! Our student Marianna presented Paolo Veronese's portrait of Giuseppe da Porta (circa 1555) and pointed out that the wife Lidia is held at the Walters. Here is the video of her presentation from our Italian online lesson last week:
😠😠 How the hell do I get the Walters to STOP sending me its literature? Several calls to the office number requesting this have proven unfruitful. Also, there is no way to UNSUBSCRIBE on your website. That needs to be fixed.
BlackBook hits the culture highlights in Baltimore...
One of my favorite parts of the Walters
Thank you for the great evening at the Walters last night!! I really enjoyed the taxidermy talk and demo.
Beautiful museum, great staff and a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning!
BlackBook LOVES Baltimore!!!