The Walters Art Museum


musem activities for children and families

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

Emily Blumenthal, Manager of Family Programs

Emily has worked with family audiences at the Walters since 2003. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her Masters of Science in Leadership in Museum Education from the Bank Street College of Education. As an artist and educator, Emily works to engage families and children of all ages with works of art. Her favorite painting in the Walters’ collection is Hope.

Ashley Hosler, Senior Coordinator of Family Programs

Ashley has served children and families in a wide 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).

Peggy Fussell, Coordinator of Family Programs

Peggy has enjoyed working with families at the Walters since 1996. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Marist College and then continued with graduate studies in fine art at Pratt Institute. She lives with her scientist husband, two artsy daughters and two big cats. Her favorite place in the museum is the Chamber of Wonders. She especially loves the painting,  The Archdukes Albert and Isabella Visiting a Collector's Cabinet.

Kim McGrath, Lead Education Assistant
Rebecca Green, Lead Education Assistant