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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: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–09:00 PM

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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.

Members Opening - From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Members are invited to an exclusive evening reception. Be among the first to view this exciting installation celebrating the lives and legacy of Henry and William Walters and hear a talk by Jo Briggs, the Walters’ Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art.

Omnivorous Collectors

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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Like J.P. Morgan and other members of the Gilded Age elite, Henry Walters was an “omnivorous” collector of art. To mark the opening of From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story, Walters curator Jo Briggs, Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, and John Ott, associate professor at James Madison University consider how discriminating purchasing cemented social relationships at the turn of the century.

Member Tour - From Pen to Press

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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We invite members to join Lynley Herbert, assistant curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, for an exclusive tour of "From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print". This exhibition explores the moment of tension in the mid-fifteenth century when printing was a new, experimental medium.

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

Date: Sunday, December 14, 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.

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

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Who were William and Henry Walters? What was life like in Baltimore during the 1800s? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. In this joint workshop, students will spend the morning exploring the MD Historical Society to learn about 19th century life in Baltimore. In the afternoon, students will discover the rich history of the Walters family and the collection that developed into the museum we know today.

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

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Who were William and Henry Walters? What was life like in Baltimore during the 1800s? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. In this joint workshop, students will spend the morning exploring the MD Historical Society to learn about 19th century life in Baltimore. In the afternoon, students will discover the rich history of the Walters family and the collection that developed into the museum we know today.


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Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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