The Walters Art Museum


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Family Programs at The Walters Art Museum

The Walters is the place to be for creative families! Join us and discover all of our offerings for family discovery and learning. All programs are led by specially trained educators who encourage free-choice learning, creativity, individual expression, and of course, FUN! Explore our programs and become a part of the Walters’ family experience!

Meet Our Family Programs Team

Art Educators at The Walters Museum

Rebecca Sinel, Manager of Family Programs

Rebecca oversees all programs and initiatives for families and strives to give them opportunities at the Walters to learn, play, and create together. Previously, she spent seven years developing and leading programs for school students and teachers. Rebecca studied art history and secondary education at the University of Maryland and received her Masters of Science in Education from the Leadership in Museum Education program at Bank Street College. Currently, her favorite work of art in the collection is The Catskills by Asher Brown Durand.

Ashley Hosler, Senior Education Coordinator of Family Programs

Ashley has served children and families in a variety of capacities since 2007. With a vested interest in art education as an opportunity for therapy, communication, and socialization, Ashley continues to seek opportunities to engage young audiences visiting the museum. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Her favorite painting in the collection is A Roman Emperor (Claudius).

Lauren Meyer, Lead Education Assistant

Lauren is a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art and will earn her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History and an emphasis in Sustainability and Social Practice in 2015. Lauren has taken on many leadership roles in Baltimore and beyond while maintaining a dedicated studio practice. She has worked as a camp counselor for five years and has led a month-long leadership training program for high school students in New Jersey.

Ali Duggan, Lead Education Assistant

Ali has enjoyed working with families at the Walters since 2006. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from Bennington College and is currently completing her Masters of Arts in Fine Arts Community Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Ali's favorite piece in the Walters’ collection is the Fabergé Gatchina Palace Egg.