The Walters Art Museum

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The Walters Art Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. Walking through the museum’s historic buildings, visitors encounter a stunning panorama of thousands of years of art, from romantic 19th-century images of French gardens to mesmerizing Ethiopian icons, richly illuminated Qur’ans and Gospel books, ancient Roman sarcophagi, and serene images of the Buddha. The Walters' mission has been to bring art and people together and to create a place where people of every background can be touched by art. Admission to the museum and special exhibitions is always free.
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EDLichtenstein
Wynnewood, PA318 contributions
Dec 2021
This was so much better than I was expecting! While everything could be technically called art the museum was really full of things - statues, tapestries, jewelry, arms & armor...so many objects! My young kids enjoyed it as well. This is a place I would come back to.
Written January 3, 2022
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD11,271 contributions
Dec 2021
When The Walters Art Gallery has a special exhibition, they really know how to showcase the best of the best. We were thrilled to be able to view “Betty Cooke – The Circle and the Line”.

What an incredible journey Betty Cooke has been on for the past 97 years of
her life. The exhibition at The Walters highlights her works from her
early years of jewelry making to the present. Her career started in Baltimore in her combined home, studio and shop at 903 Tyson Street and continued with her move to The Village of Cross Keys and the founding, with her husband, the late William O. Steinmetz, of a retail operation called The Store Ltd. Her jewelry was on the cutting edge of modern. My husband, who worked for Jim Rouse, found the one display case showcasing the jewelry she made for Patty Rouse over a 20-year period very interesting. Jim Rouse was one of her best-known clients. Another display case held the tools of her trade. Each display was well thought-out and expertly displayed with complete histories of the pieces. We were so glad that we had the chance to view this special exhibition.
Written January 1, 2022
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Parisfan072
Washington DC, DC92 contributions
Jan 2020
Although I live less than 50 miles away, I don't make it to Baltimore as often as I could. My husband and I went to the Walters yesterday to see the exhibition on Charles Rennie Macintosh before it leaves the area. What a treat the Walters is! Parking is plentiful and close by. The museum is beautiful and welcoming! While we didn't have time to do a thorough tour, just reading the list of exhibits tells me how comprehensive their collections are.

They did a beautiful job presenting the Macintosh materials. We had lunch in the small but delightful cafe -- much better than most museum food and priced comparatively.

The museum is user friendly for visitors with mobility issues. I didn't check out any special activities for kids but would think there would be lots of opportunities for them. AND THE WALTERS IS FREE! No admission fee. (We left a nice contribution in the collection box but you don't have to.) I can't recommend the Walters too highly. Loved it!
Written January 3, 2020
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Jktchorne
Fort Smith, AR993 contributions
May 2021 • Family
This is one of the best art museum I have been too. The collection of art is different that most. The Greek are was one our favorite rooms. Also, the mummy which was my teenagers favorite. I went with my 14 and 17 year old this museum kept their attention for three hours. Each room we walked in we were at awww with all the pieces.
The museum is free and located in MT Vernon district close to the Peabody museum and Washington Memorial. Beautiful neighborhood with brick streets and parks
Written June 3, 2021
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GWhitfield
Baltimore, MD219 contributions
Jan 2020
What an incredibly fun day we had at The Walters Art Museum celebrating the Chinese New Year – the year of the Rat. We arrived when the museum opened at 10 AM and were warmly greeted by Aric. We thought we would enjoy coffee in the café and do a little shopping in the museum store before the activities began. The museum offered programs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM – mostly in the museum, but some in the street outside as well. If you have never attended a Chinese New Year event, we strongly urge you to do so next year. We had such a great time. There was something for every age group to participate in and enjoy.

Several in our group of 6 participated in the Zodiac Scavenger Hunt which took them thru the Arts of Asia galleries looking for the clues on the instructions. We all took the time to go to the auditorium to enjoy performances by the Baltimore Chinese School and the Korean Culture and Art of Maryland groups. They presented several dances. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to see the Dragon Dance, Taiji Fan Dance, Sour Jujube Dance, darling children dancing as “The Rats”, Mature Woman Fan Dancing, Two Women Specialty Fan Dancing, and Four Women with Drums. These dancers were so elegant and skillful. We hope that these dances are never lost.

We then went to see The Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe in the Sculpture Court. The sounds of the drums beating only added to the lively and colorful Lion Dance. We were overlooking the Sculpture Court and had a great view. It was especially nice to see families enjoying the day with their children. The children were mesmerized by the lions. All in all, we had a fabulous day in a superb museum with so much to offer to the citizens of Baltimore City. Thank you!
Written January 29, 2020
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Lynn R
Woodbridge, VA58 contributions
Jan 2020
Tucked away, only a short distance from the Inner Harbor, in Baltimore, the Walters is a vibrant art museum that offers exhibits and activities for the whole family. On previous visits, accompanied by my grandchildren, we have sampled some of the special activities for kids. Most recently, we traveled from northern Virginia to view the special exhibit about Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We were there on one of the last days of the exhibit, so the show was quite crowded. I did wish the signage was larger, since the information was important to the understanding of the art we were viewing. On a less crowded day, it probably would have been adequate. Also wish the cafe menu was posted on line. We were traveling with someone on a special diet and were hesitant to plan to eat at the museum, not knowing what was available. After eating lunch off site, we discovered that the offerings would have met our needs. Museum is free and well worth a visit.
Written January 26, 2020
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Chris779
Lancaster, PA20 contributions
Aug 2021
Walters has a terrific collection of both Western and non-Western art, so much interesting art to see. We've been here several times, and I've led several student groups here over the years. Always a great trip. Everyone is super helpful, and the art collection is amazing.
Written August 10, 2021
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HeaveNEarth
Fairfax, VA203 contributions
Oct 2021
One of the best local (?) museums in the region. The 18th - 19th century European collections is one of the best. Wow... Delacroix, Monet, JMW Turner, Sir Alma Tadema, Degas... Oh my. Some of these you won't even see them either Met in NY or National Gallery in DC. Pieces from High Renaissance are excellent as well starting from the first Raphael's work to be arrived in the US across the Pond. The building is a bit tricky. Make sure you visit all the galleries. The museum store is a bit so so, though, as not many varieties, not even on magnets or postcards, were presented.
Written October 11, 2021
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,734 contributions
Jun 2021
The Walters Art Museum is free to enter. There are four floors to explore. The collection was put together by a father and son who purchased art on their travels. There was also a local artist display on the first floor.
Written June 27, 2021
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J F
21 contributions
Dec 2019
The Walters is highly recommended for anyone who loves art museums. The arms and armaments collection is very unusual and the fine arts collection is full of surprises. The museum collection covers pretty much the entire range of known human existence and is displayed in several connected buildings which are beautiful in their own right. Admission is free.
Written February 29, 2020
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