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Lectures, Talks & Classes at the Museum

The Walters Art Museum offers a wide variety of ways to talk about art and ideas, through our free and ticketed lectures, seminars, talks and classes.

We offer many other events for adults at the museum. For a complete, printable list of them all, download the public programs brochure (PDF). To see every event at the museum, including exhibitions, family programs and more, browse the online calendar of events.

You can register online to attend these events or call to register by phone at (410) 547-9000, ext. 238. You can also e-mail us at adultprograms@thewalters.org.

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Upcoming Events

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall
Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall
Friday, December 05, 2014
07:00 PM–09:00 PM
Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).
Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture
Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture
Thursday, December 11, 2014
06:00 PM–07:00 PM
Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.
Make Night: Rye Whiskey Tasting
Make Night: Rye Whiskey Tasting
Thursday, December 18, 2014
06:00 PM–07:30 PM
Please join Doug Atwell and Rye Craft Cocktails at the Walters for a special holiday edition of Make Night. In support of our new installation From Rye to Raphael, this workshop will explore the background of rye whiskey and its contribution to Maryland’s history and economy, and will include three tastings. Register online for this event. Snacks will be served. Must be 21 or over to register.
Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey
Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey
Saturday, January 03, 2015
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.
Make Night: Manuscript Illumination
Thursday, January 15, 2015
06:00 PM–07:30 PM
Practice hand-coloring manuscript pages, using paint and gold leaf, while learning about our current exhibition "From Pen to Press."
Establishing Authenticity in Traditional Chinese Painting: John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture
Sunday, April 19, 2015
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
How does one distinguish an authentic Chinese painting from a copy or forgery? This lecture examines some of the key issues involved in the appreciation of Chinese painting.