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The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, and their tastes, diverse art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore, in this installment of our weekly walk-in tours. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Member Tour - Games of Love in Medieval Ivories

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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We invite members to join Martina Bagnoli, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Medieval Art, for an exclusive tour. The end of the Middle Ages saw a marked increase in the production of secular ivories. Many portray clever games of loves and courting scenes. This tour highlights some outstanding examples and examines the literary sources of these popular themes.

Portraits: Who Am I? Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Portraits: Who Am I? examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. We will explore characters from different cultures, as well as the media in which they are depicted. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Highlights of the Walters Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Highlights of the Walters explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, and their tastes, diverse art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore, in this installment of our weekly walk-in tours. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Bon Appétit!: Cuisine in Art Walk-in Tour

Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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In this tour we will examine cuisine in diverse works of art through the ages. From Roman and Medieval feasts to 18th and 19th century still life, savor how artists have created imaginative works of art using food as a theme. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. This tour is part of our free, docent led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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