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American Artists Abroad
American Artists Abroad
Saturday, April 19, 2014–Sunday, June 22, 2014
Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others.
Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.
Bookbindings from the Gilded Age
Bookbindings from the Gilded Age
Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.
Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum
Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum
Sunday, October 06, 2013–Sunday, January 05, 2014
The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.
Jacob Lawrence’s Genesis Series
Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series
Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.
Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts
Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts
Saturday, July 13, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns.
Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow
Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow
Saturday, July 06, 2013–Sunday, September 08, 2013
This exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras.
The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition
The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition
Saturday, June 29, 2013–Sunday, August 11, 2013
The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. Held in conjunction with Artscape (July 19–21), America’s largest free arts festival, the finalists and semifinalists exhibitions are presented in partnership with the Walters and Maryland Institute College of Art.
New Eyes on America: Student Response
New Eyes on America: Student Response
Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 09, 2013
The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.
New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville
New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville
Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 02, 2013
Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.
Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue
Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue
Saturday, March 02, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013
This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.
Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Silversmiths of Yemen
Diadem and Dagger: Jewish Silversmiths of Yemen
Saturday, October 27, 2012–Monday, January 21, 2013
This focus show of approximately 25 objects introduces Yemeni-Jewish silverwork from the Zucker Family Trust collection. Yemeni-Jewish craftsmen produced beautiful silver pieces characterized by elaborate granulation and filigree decoration for Muslim and Jew alike.
Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
Sunday, October 14, 2012–Monday, January 21, 2013
This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the wealth of European art to reveal the hidden presence of Africans in Renaissance society and the many roles they played. The portraits at the core of this show provide a window on an unsuspected facet of a society deeply impacted by the expanding worldview of the Age of Exploration.
Student Response Show: Facing Our Community
Student Response Show: Facing Our Community
Saturday, September 15, 2012–Sunday, February 03, 2013
Facing Our Community is a small exhibition of artwork created by Maryland middle and high school students in response to the Walters Art Museum’s special exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.
The Two Planets - Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
The Two Planets - Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Saturday, August 11, 2012–Sunday, November 18, 2012
In the short film vignettes of The Two Planets (Dow Song Duang), the farmers of small Thai villages discuss several classic works of modern European painting while artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook fixes her camera on them.
Paradise Imagined: The Garden in the Islamic and Christian World
Paradise Imagined: The Garden in the Islamic and Christian World
Saturday, June 30, 2012–Sunday, September 23, 2012
This exhibition explores the art of gardens and the cross-fertilization of garden imagery between the East and West. Gardens have functioned as spaces of invention, imagination and myth-making, as well as places of repose and recreation, for different cultures across time.
Public Property
Public Property
Sunday, June 17, 2012–Sunday, August 19, 2012
This summer, we’re holding a participatory exhibition, created collectively by the public. You get to decide what the exhibition will be. We will invite your opinion on a number of decisions. Then, visit the museum this summer when Public Property opens and continue to contribute to, and change, this public exhibition.
Doodle 4 Google
Doodle 4 Google
Wednesday, May 23, 2012–Sunday, June 24, 2012
Doodle 4 Google is a nationwide contest that asks K–12 students to redesign Google’s homepage banner around the theme “if I could travel in time, I’d visit…” The top ten winning Doodles from Maryland will be on display at the Walters Art Museum from May 23 through June 24.
Hashiguchi Goyo’s Beautiful Women
Hashiguchi Goyo's Beautiful Women
Saturday, May 19, 2012–Sunday, August 12, 2012
Through just a handful of images, Hashiguchi Goyo, the last of Japan's great ukiyo-e printmakers, captured the spirit and the dynamic visual character of the pre-war era. Between 1918 and his death in 1920, Goyo oversaw the production of just 13 prints. Of these, eight were images of beautiful women.
Near Paris: The Watercolors of Léon Bonvin
Near Paris: The Watercolors of Léon Bonvin
Saturday, February 25, 2012–Sunday, May 20, 2012
Highly detailed and original, Léon Bonvin's watercolors of flowers, landscapes and moonlit scenes represent a distinctive contribution to the realist movement in mid-19th century France.
Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift
Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift
Sunday, February 12, 2012–Sunday, May 20, 2012
This exhibition will feature 129 Precolumbian artworks from Mexico to Peru. Organized thematically by culture, the artworks present more than 2,500 years of creativity in Mexico, Central America and Andean South America from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1520.
Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes
Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes
Saturday, January 21, 2012–Sunday, April 15, 2012
This groundbreaking focus show will explore the implications of tactile perception for enjoying sculpture, studying how the brain reacts to tactile stimuli from European Renaissance art-a period marked by a new availability of small "collectibles" meant to be held.
Thai Story: The Vessantara Jataka
Thai Story: The Vessantara Jataka
Saturday, October 29, 2011–Sunday, January 22, 2012
Twelve paintings illustrating the jataka story of Prince Vessantara extol the virtue of unlimited charity. In this painting cycle, the prince, an embodiment of the Buddha-to-be, casts off his elephant, his land, his palace, his garments, his children, his wife, etc. until he has given all that can be given. His charity is limitless, and this attracts the attention of the divine.
Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes
Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes
Sunday, October 16, 2011–Sunday, January 01, 2012
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Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia
Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia
Saturday, September 17, 2011–Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Walters will partner with the Cognitive Science Department in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Science at The Johns Hopkins University in an innovative focus show exploring the impact of severe brain damage on an artist.
The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia
The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia
Saturday, July 02, 2011–Sunday, September 25, 2011
Every culture that values the art of writing has found ways to reflect the prestige and pleasure of writing through beautiful tools. Once owned by statesmen, calligraphers, wealthy merchants and women of fashion, these stunning objects highlight the ingenuity of the artists who created them and underline the centrality of the written word in diverse cultures.
Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from the Walters’ Collection
Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from the Walters' Collection
Saturday, June 18, 2011–Sunday, September 11, 2011
This show focuses on drawings, prints and watercolors of ships, sailors and the sea from the permanent collection of the Walters Art Museum. Life on shipboard and on shore are shown in a variety of graphic media.
Realistic Perfection: The Making of Oriental Ceramic Art
Realistic Perfection: The Making of Oriental Ceramic Art
Saturday, March 12, 2011–Saturday, June 04, 2011
This show will showcase a unique series of progressive proofs illustrating the exacting technique used to create the prints bound into an important early catalog, "Oriental Ceramic Art".
Relics and Reliquaries Reconsidered
Relics and Reliquaries Reconsidered
Saturday, February 26, 2011–Sunday, May 22, 2011
Eleven emerging MICA artists will mine the cross-cultural and historic conceptions of what a reliquary is or can be. Their artworks reflect myriad approaches to the history of reliquary traditions and the sacred interpreted in a contemporary context.
Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe
Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe
Sunday, February 13, 2011–Sunday, May 15, 2011
Medieval Christians venerated saints; their bodily remains were often displayed in special containers, known as reliquaries. Covered in gold and silver and embellished with gems and semiprecious stones, reliquaries proclaimed the special status of their sacred contents to worshipers and pilgrims.
German Drawings from the Walters’ Collection
German Drawings from the Walters' Collection
Saturday, November 20, 2010–Sunday, February 13, 2011
These German drawings from the mid-19th century are notable for their clear storytelling, appealing subject matter and precise draftsmanship. William Walters purchased most of the works in this exhibition during his time in Europe. Highlights include picturesque landscapes, charming animal studies and incisive character sketches.
Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts
Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts
Saturday, November 06, 2010–Sunday, February 06, 2011
This exhibition will explore the variety of beasts that swarm, creep, and scramble across the pages of medieval manuscripts and their allegorical significance.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic
Sunday, September 19, 2010–Sunday, January 02, 2011
The Walters celebrates the creative mind of renowned artist and children's book illustrator Walter Wick, whose I Spy and Can You See What I See? books have been read and loved by millions of children and adults around the world.
Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from The Walters’ Collection
Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from The Walters’ Collection
Saturday, July 31, 2010–Sunday, October 24, 2010
This focus show unearths treasures of illustration hidden in the permanent collection of the Walters Art Museum. Featuring preparatory drawings for Gustave Doré’s Bible and Paul Gavarni’s lively sketches of the London underworld, the exhibition explores the variety of ways in which 19th-century artists approached the art of illustration.
Checkmate! Medieval People at Play
Checkmate! Medieval People at Play
Saturday, July 17, 2010–Sunday, October 10, 2010
Neither stodgy nor perpetually pious, medieval people found time for amusement in the margins of their lives and their manuscripts. From peasant boys shirking their winter duties in order to lob snowballs at each other to monkeys gleefully dancing to "Ring around the Rosie," their antics have come down to us in art.
Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry
Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry
Saturday, May 08, 2010–Sunday, August 01, 2010
Bearing Witness is a multi-venue survey of over ten years of work by the artist duo Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry. 8 larger-than-life mother-and-child portraits painted on silk are suspended from the ceiling in the Walters lobby.
Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection
Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection
Saturday, April 17, 2010–Saturday, July 03, 2010
Twenty-three drawings and watercolors from the McCrindle collection, by such artists as Delacroix, Meissonier, Doré, and Gérôme, will be exhibited along with two other recent donations.
Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum
Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum
Saturday, March 20, 2010–Sunday, June 13, 2010
This exhibition showcases masterpieces of illuminated and illustrated manuscripts produced in Islamic lands from the ninth to the nineteenth century.
Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection
Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection
Sunday, February 14, 2010–Sunday, June 13, 2010
This exhibition celebrates the beauty and technical perfection of cloisonné enamels from Japan. The Stephen W. Fisher collection of Japanese cloisonné enamels is one of the finest in the world. Comprised largely of pieces created during Japan's "golden age" of decorative art production, this collection features many intricately adorned vases, boxes, and trays worked in gold, silver, and dazzling colored enamels.
Beauty and the Brain: A Neural Approach to Aesthetics
Beauty and the Brain: A Neural Approach to Aesthetics
Saturday, January 23, 2010–Sunday, April 11, 2010
This collaboration between the Walters Art Museum and the Zanvyl Krieger Mind-Brain Institute at The Johns Hopkins University is a pioneering study in neuroesthetics, a new approach to the neural basis of the aesthetic experience. Beauty and the Brain is both an exhibition and an experiment.
The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts
The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts
Thursday, December 03, 2009–Sunday, February 28, 2010
As it is recounted in the Christian New Testament, the Christmas story is remarkably short on specifics. In rendering the story into pictures, it fell to medieval illuminators to supply the details. Even today, popular representations of these events are based on images that were first devised by the artists of the Middle Ages.
Desire. Destruction. Transcendence
Desire. Destruction. Transcendence
Saturday, October 31, 2009–Sunday, December 13, 2009
Amita Bhatt is an Indian-American artist based on the East Coast of the United States. Ms. Bhatt's paintings explore a variety of ideas through the metaphors of tantric thought. These large-format paintings reinvent traditional Indian symbolism. Here they are installed in dialog with traditional tantric works of art drawn from the collection of John and Berthe Ford.
Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece
Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece
Sunday, October 11, 2009–Sunday, January 03, 2010
This exhibition explores the human need for heroes through the arts of ancient Greece. Statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes and jewelry illustrate the lives of heroes and heroines, including their tasks, adversaries, challenges, failures and private moments. The exhibition features over 100 objects from U.S. and European museums as well as pieces from the Walters' collection.
Art On Purpose:  Heroes in Our Midst
Art On Purpose: Heroes in Our Midst
Wednesday, September 16, 2009–Sunday, January 03, 2010
Inspired by the Walters Art Museum's Heroes exhibition and its emphasis on the myths of Herakles, Odysseus, Achilles and Helen, Art on Purpose presents Heroes in Our Midst, a project about modern-day Baltimore individuals who share attributes with the ancient Greek heroes highlighted in the Walters' exhibition.
Shrunken Treasures: Miniaturization in Books and Art
Shrunken Treasures: Miniaturization in Books and Art
Saturday, August 15, 2009–Sunday, November 08, 2009
Miniature books have delighted and fascinated readers for centuries and continue to be avidly collected today. This exhibition will highlight over 30 small-scale manuscripts and rare books from the Walters' collection, ranging from religious texts, such as the Books of Hours and Korans, to almanacs and books of poetry.
Herman Maril: An American Modernist
Herman Maril: An American Modernist
Sunday, June 28, 2009–Sunday, August 30, 2009
The Walters will present this exhibition of paintings by Baltimore artist Herman Maril (1908-86).
Prayers in Code
Prayers in Code
Saturday, April 25, 2009–Sunday, July 19, 2009
This Manuscript Gallery focus show presents a selection of unusual Books of Hours and explores artistic patronage at the court of King Francis I (1494-1547).
Rembrandt Peale’s Portrait of John Meer
Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of John Meer
Wednesday, March 04, 2009–Sunday, August 23, 2009
Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection March 4?August 23, 2009
The Saint John’s Bible
The Saint John's Bible
Sunday, February 15, 2009–Sunday, May 24, 2009
This exhibition features 22 bifolio openings from two new volumes of the Saint John's Bible, along with specially selected manuscripts and objects from the Walters collection.
The Romance of the Rose
The Romance of the Rose
Saturday, January 24, 2009–Sunday, April 19, 2009
Romance will be in the air at the Walters Art Museum this winter when Romance of the Rose: Visions of Love in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts opens in January. The exhibition features lavishly illuminated copies of the Romance of the Rose, a book-length poem from the 13th century written in Old French.
Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project
Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project
Saturday, December 13, 2008–Monday, February 16, 2009
The result of a Walters artist-in-residence program, this focus exhibition features portraits by celebrated American photographer Dawoud Bey, juxtaposed with selected works from the Walters collection.
Mummified
Mummified
Saturday, November 15, 2008–Monday, November 08, 2010
Discover the ancient secrets of the Walters' mummy, as revealed through the techniques of virtual autopsy. This focus show will feature approximately 20 ancient Egyptian objects depicting images of mummified people, animals, and deities. A section of the installation will focus on the "Mummimania" of the 17th-20th centuries.
Salviati and the Antique
Salviati and the Antique
Monday, October 20, 2008–Sunday, November 02, 2008
Drawing on several examples from the ancient world, this Focus Exhibition explores the work of 19th-century glass artists and their antique inspirations.
Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry
Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry
Sunday, October 19, 2008–Sunday, January 04, 2009
Spanning 50 centuries, and including examples from throughout the collection, this exhibition features more than 200 selections from the Walters spectacular jewelry holdings.
Autumn Colors
Autumn Colors
Saturday, September 27, 2008–Sunday, November 30, 2008
Celebrate the beauty of autumn with selections from the Feinberg collection of Japanese paintings from the Edo period.
The Special Dead: A Medieval Reliquary Revealed
The Special Dead: A Medieval Reliquary Revealed
Saturday, August 02, 2008–Sunday, January 18, 2009
Discover the secrets of one of the Walters Art Museum's most important works of medieval art. Using both art historical and technical research, this experimental installation?which is part of a larger exhibition project planned at the Walters for the spring of 2011?will focus on the 13th-century reliquary shrine of St. Amandus.
Faces of Ancient Arabia
Faces of Ancient Arabia
Sunday, July 20, 2008–Sunday, September 07, 2008
Celebrating a recent gift to the Walters, this exhibition brings to life the art and history of the kingdoms of South Arabia--the legendary land of the Queen of Sheba.
Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots
Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots
Saturday, June 28, 2008–Sunday, September 21, 2008
Featuring approximately 20 works by contemporary artist Sonya Clark, this focus exhibition explores the concepts of personal adornment, the creative process, and shifting cultural notions of beauty.
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World
Sunday, March 16, 2008–Sunday, June 08, 2008
The most ambitious American exhibition devoted to maps in more than 50 years, this special exhibition features some of the world's greatest cartographic treasures.
Maps on Purpose
Maps on Purpose
Saturday, March 01, 2008–Sunday, June 08, 2008
Working with Baltimore community organizations, schools, and artists, Art on Purpose participants will use a selection of maps from the Walters to inspire mapping projects in Baltimore city neighborhoods.
Mapping the Cosmos
Mapping the Cosmos
Saturday, February 02, 2008–Sunday, July 27, 2008
Scheduled to coincide with the exhibition Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, this focus show will present images from space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Déjà Vu?  Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces
Déjà Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces
Sunday, October 07, 2007–Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Featuring works by many of the greatest artists of the 18th-20th centuries, this exhibition explores the changing significance of repetition and copying within the French painting tradition.
Recurrence
Recurrence
Wednesday, September 19, 2007–Sunday, January 20, 2008
Selections from the Walters permanent collection of Egyptian, ancient Greek, and Asian art come together for a special look at the repetition of imagery across cultural boundaries.
The Repeating Image in Renaissance and Baroque Art
The Repeating Image in Renaissance and Baroque Art
Saturday, September 08, 2007–Sunday, February 17, 2008
This focus show, featuring works of art in various media, presents a survey of the various methods of artistic copying popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt
Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt
Friday, June 15, 2007–Sunday, August 26, 2007
This exhibition celebrates the distinctive and beautiful quilts made by African American women living in the isolated community of Gee's Bend, Alabama.
Linda Day Clark: The Gee’s Bend Photographs
Linda Day Clark: The Gee's Bend Photographs
Friday, June 15, 2007–Sunday, September 02, 2007
In conjunction with the special exhibition, Gees Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, the Walters will feature Linda Day Clark: The Gees Bend Photographs, a stunning exhibition of 25 photographs by Baltimore resident, Linda Day Clark.
Ottoman Embroideries and Other Ornament
Ottoman Embroideries and Other Ornament
Saturday, May 05, 2007–Sunday, September 09, 2007
The Ottoman Empire was home to a variety of ethnic and religious communities. Despite their cultural differences, these communities shared a sophisticated language of ornament, that each cultural group modified and adapted to its own individual needs and values.
Floral Still Lifes from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff
Floral Still Lifes from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff
Thursday, March 29, 2007–Sunday, June 10, 2007
The selection of around twenty-three watercolors, pastels, and drawings includes works by Delacroix, Cezanne, Redon, Klee, Schiele, Mondrian, Matisse, Magritte, Nolde and Dali among others.
Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye
Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye
Sunday, February 11, 2007–Sunday, May 06, 2007
Organized by the Walters, this exhibition is devoted to the works of Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875), the foremost animal sculptor of the 19th century. The exhibition will include not only his well-known sculptures, but also his oil and watercolor paintings and sketches.
Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum
Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum
Saturday, February 03, 2007–Sunday, April 29, 2007
Showcasing a stunning array of 22 manuscripts from the collection of the Walters Art Museum, this exhibition will present Korans from different regions of the Muslim world, following the development of calligraphy from the ninth to the 19th century.
Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt
Saturday, December 02, 2006–Sunday, November 25, 2007
Magic played an important role in religions of the ancient world. Amulets in particular were believed to posess great power to bring protection, health, luck, and even immortality through their images and symbols.
"For This Is My Body": The Medieval Missal
"For This Is My Body": The Medieval Missal
Saturday, November 04, 2006–Sunday, January 28, 2007
This exhibition of manuscripts, printed books, and altar furnishings coincides with the celebrations marking the reopening of Baltimore's historic Basilica of the Assumption.
Courbet and the Modern Landscape
Courbet and the Modern Landscape
Sunday, October 15, 2006–Sunday, January 07, 2007
Featuring 37 landscape paintings, this exhibition demonstrates how Courbet was a radical innovator both in the motifs he chose to paint and in the dramatic brushwork of his paintings.
Courbet/Not Courbet
Courbet/Not Courbet
Saturday, September 16, 2006–Sunday, March 11, 2007
As a companion to the special exhibition Courbet and the Modern Landscape, this small installation includes landscape paintings whose attribution to Gustave Courbet continues to be debated by specialists.
Schatzkammer: Henry Walters’ German Manuscripts
Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts
Saturday, July 22, 2006–Sunday, October 29, 2006
This exhibition introduces visitors to 25 German manuscripts dating from the 9th through the 16th century, many of which have rarely been on display.
Alfred Jacob Miller and the Western Indians
Alfred Jacob Miller and the Western Indians
Saturday, June 24, 2006–Sunday, September 10, 2006
This small exhibition featured 20 paintings by famed Baltimore artist Alfred Jacob Miller. In 1837, Baltimore painter Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-74) was hired by Captain William Drummond Stewart, an eccentric Scottish adventurer, to journey to the animal fur-traders' rendezvous in the Green River Valley (in what is now western Wyoming) and to document the trip in paintings.
Mightier Than the Sword: The Satirical Pen of KAL
Mightier Than the Sword: The Satirical Pen of KAL
Sunday, June 18, 2006–Sunday, September 03, 2006
This exhibition celebrated KAL's 17 years as editorial cartoonist at The Baltimore Sun and his 26 years at The Economist. KAL's renowned cartoons and caricatures, as well as his lesser-known works of sculpture, film, and 3-D animation, were on view. The exhibition featured cartoons illustrating local, national, and international political satire, and covered a broad range of social issues.
Portrait Miniatures of the Napoleonic Era
Friday, June 16, 2006–Sunday, June 25, 2006
These eight miniatures executed during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte's reign in the early 19th century included portraits of Empresses Josephine and Marie-Louise.
Interpretation by Design: Contemporary Bookbindings by Stanley M. Sherman
Interpretation by Design: Contemporary Bookbindings by Stanley M. Sherman
Saturday, April 15, 2006–Sunday, July 16, 2006
Using a wide range of materials, contemporary bookbinder Stanley Sherman creates bindings that provide a portal to the subject matter inside, seducing the reader with beautiful interpretations of their contents.
Louise Bourgeois: Femme
Louise Bourgeois: Femme
Saturday, February 11, 2006–Sunday, May 21, 2006
In a joint venture of the Walters and the Contemporary Museum, Louise Bourgeois--an important and influential living artist--installed 39 sculptures throughout the Walters' galleries, setting her works in dialogue with like-themed cultural artifacts from the museum's collection.
The Art of Law
The Art of Law
Saturday, January 14, 2006–Sunday, April 09, 2006
This exhibition showcased manuscripts and rare books pertaining to the study, practice, and administration of the law from the 12th to 15th century.
The Ashcan School
The Ashcan School
Saturday, January 07, 2006–Sunday, March 19, 2006
This small exhibition featured 29 drawings, watercolors, and etchings borrowed from the collection of Mrs. Sigmund Hyman were featured in this focus exhibition.
Sacred Arts and City Life
Sacred Arts and City Life
Saturday, November 19, 2005–Sunday, February 12, 2006
The exhibition featured approximately 290 objects--including 35 icons--that traced the material and artistic culture of Novgorod from the 9th century, through its golden age in the 14th century, to its eclipse by Moscow in the 16th century.
Dressed in Gold
Dressed in Gold
Saturday, October 15, 2005–Sunday, January 08, 2006
In conjunction with the reopening of the Walters' magnificent Italian paintings collections, this exhibition showcased the museums impressive collection of Italian Renaissance manuscripts.
Things with Wings
Things with Wings
Wednesday, October 12, 2005–Sunday, November 26, 2006
This small exhibition of 31 objects, including bronze and marble statuettes, vases, and gems, explores the various winged gods and hybrid creatures in ancient Greek art.
The Walters American Collection
The Walters American Collection
Wednesday, June 29, 2005–Sunday, January 01, 2006
While strong in many types of art, the Walters has only a relatively small number of American works. William Walters first collected American art, but, while living abroad, he became interested in European art and sold most of his American holdings.
Pearls of the Parrot
Pearls of the Parrot
Sunday, June 19, 2005–Sunday, September 11, 2005
This exhibition featured one of the most sumptuous manuscripts ever produced at the Mughal court of India: an illustrated edition of the Khamsa (Quintet of Tales) by Amir Khusraw.
The Essence of Line
The Essence of Line
Sunday, June 19, 2005–Sunday, September 11, 2005
This exhibition displayed 75 French works on paper from the Walters; at the same time, a similar number were on display at The Baltimore Museum of Art.
The Closed Book
The Closed Book
Saturday, May 07, 2005–Sunday, September 18, 2005
This exhibition explored how certain markings on, or materials of, book bindings reveal fascinating details about the people who owned and used them.
Stubbs and the Horse
Stubbs and the Horse
Sunday, March 13, 2005–Sunday, May 29, 2005
This major exhibition featured over 40 paintings and 35 drawings by George Stubbs, known for his large-scale paintings of horses. On view was his famous painting Whistlejacket, considered the finest depiction of an individual animal ever painted.
Popular Prints from the French Revolution
Popular Prints from the French Revolution
Saturday, February 12, 2005–Sunday, June 19, 2005
This two-part exhibition examined popular prints from the French Revolutionary period (approximately 1789-93), highlighting how such prints were used, sold, and displayed and exploring the sources for their imagery in popular culture.
The Early History of the Bible
The Early History of the Bible
Saturday, January 22, 2005–Sunday, May 01, 2005
This exhibition showcased a recently donated Torah scroll and examined Old and New Testament scripture in different religious traditions. At the center of this exhibition was the museum's most recent manuscript acquisition, a 17th-century Hebrew Torah scroll.
Carved for Immortality
Carved for Immortality
Saturday, November 06, 2004–Sunday, October 02, 2005
This small exhibition highlighted ancient Egyptian statues carved from wood. In ancient Egypt, carved wooden figures of the deceased were placed in special chambers or niches in tombs.
The Road to Impressionism
The Road to Impressionism
Sunday, October 03, 2004–Monday, January 17, 2005
The innovations made by the painters associated with the Barbizon school led to the development of Impressionism. This exhibition explored the wide range of work of the Barbizon artists (including Théodore Rousseau, Jean-François Millet, Camille Corot, and Charles-François Daubigny), from forest scenes to stormy seascapes, from scenes of bright sunlight to atmospheric moonlight, and from moving pictures of peasant hardship to humorous depictions of leisurely boat trips.
Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest
Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest
Tuesday, June 01, 1999–Sunday, September 05, 1999
The centerpiece of this focus exhibition was the Archimedes Palimpsest which contains the only surviving Greek text of Archimedes' "On Floating Bodies". Read more information about continuing research on the Archimedes Palimpsest.