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"An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene" Lecture and Book-signing

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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Heidi Ardizzone’s biography An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege tells the fascinating story of the secret life of the young librarian hired by J.P. Morgan to organize his rare book and manuscript collection in 1905. Greene became director of the Morgan Library and a celebrity in New York and the art world. Born to a family of free people of color, Greene changed her name, invented a Portuguese ancestry, and moved with ease in New York’s elite social circles. In 1932 she was among a select group of art historians and museum professionals retained by the Walters’ Trustees to review and catalog the collection before the new museum could open to the public.

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM


Highclere Castle has a rich and fascinating history that extends far beyond its television fame. Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere, linking it to other historic houses, and explains how the fictional plotline of Downton Abbey has unexpected resonances with the castle's history. *Downton Abbey and Downton are registered trademarks of Carnival Film & Television Ltd.

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From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: 10/26/14 - 04/17/16

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

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

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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.

The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

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