The Walters Art Museum

Museum Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibitions at the Walters Art Museum

Don't miss these exciting exhibitions, coming soon to the Walters Art Museum.

Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Sunday, November 08, 2015–Sunday, January 31, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Meet three individuals—the poet, painter, and patron—whose stories are intertwined with the cultures of historic India, Iran, and Turkey. Pearls on a String, the first major exhibition of Islamic art at the Walters, encompasses a sweeping selection of works including manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, textiles, decorated ceramics, and metalwork.

Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East

Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East

Saturday, November 14, 2015–Sunday, February 07, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Jean-Léon Gérôme was the leading French academic artist during the second half of the 19th century, specializing in scenes depicting present-day Egypt and Turkey. He was extraordinarily influential in his time, training many artists from both Europe and the Middle East. In a new exhibition opening at the Walters in November, Gérôme forms the fascinating focal point of an international network of mid-19th-century painters who were his friends, travel companions, and business associates and who also took the Middle East as their subject matter.