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Castles and Cathedrals Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art, and their importance to people's lives during this period. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Renaissance Art Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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This tour on Renaissance art explores the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries. Part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

The Chamber of Art and Wonders Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Join us for this tour of one of the museum's most fascinating galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Portraits: Who Am I? Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Portraits: Who Am I? examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. We will explore characters from different cultures, as well as the media in which they are depicted. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Member Tour - Move Over Botticelli! Themes of Romance for an Italian Palace

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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We invite members to join Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, for an exclusive tour. Together you will explore a recently installed 15th-century Italian painting on the "Romance of Paris and Helen."

Highlights of the Walters Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Highlights of the Walters explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. 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: The Walters Story Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, November 2, 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.


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Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 06/28/14 - 10/12/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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