The Walters Art Museum

Performances at the Museum

At the Walters Art Museum, the art isn't just on the walls. You can watch art here, too. Join us for a variety of performances, scheduled throughout the year.

You can register online to attend these events or call to register by phone at (410) 547-9000, ext. 237. You can also e-mail us at publicprograms@thewalters.org.

Winter Break Drop-In Art Activities

Winter Break Drop-In Art Activities

Wednesday, December 28, 2016–Friday, December 30, 2016
11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Warm up at the Walters with three extra days of Drop-In Art Activities.

Peabody on the Court: Quartet Esprit

Peabody on the Court: Quartet Esprit

Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Peabody Academy Festival Orchestra

Peabody Academy Festival Orchestra

Saturday, January 21, 2017
02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Promising young musicians from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program will present an hour-long String Orchestra concert. The Renaissance-style Sculpture Court provides an idyllic background in which to marvel at the talent of these young musicians.

Peabody on the Court: Kate Armine, Trumpet

Peabody on the Court: Kate Armine, Trumpet

Friday, February 03, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Saturday, February 18, 2017
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Please join us for this hour-long concert of classical music by the Peabody Preparatory Strings, held on the museum's beautiful Renaissance Sculpture Court. This special concert will be directed by Rebecca Henry, who holds the Scott Bendann Chair in Classical Music at the Peabody Institute, and will feature performances by the Young People’s String Program, Performance Academy for Strings, and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program.

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn & Paula Maust, harpsichord

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn & Paula Maust, harpsichord

Thursday, February 23, 2017
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Re-discover the Walters Greek galleries with both your eyes and ears during two unique performances by Sam Bessen, horn and Paula Maust, harpsichord. Each musician will explore the connections between art, music, and mythology in this special night-time edition of the Walters Peabody on the Court series.

Peabody on the Court: Andrew Marino, guitar

Peabody on the Court: Andrew Marino, guitar

Friday, March 03, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Labbodies presents Recharging the Canon

Labbodies presents Recharging the Canon

Thursday, March 23, 2017
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This one night, two person performance features new work by multimedia artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston in response to the collections housed in the Walters’ Sculpture Court, Egyptian galleries, and Ancient Near East galleries. Pinkston’s From God’s Name to No Name will lead viewers in a ritualized procession through the galleries, while Corona’s Nododies Gala will act as a quincianera celebration of his longest ongoing performance Hoesy, and highlight the museum’s Mexican earthenware collection.

Peabody on the Court: Peabody Harp Department

Peabody on the Court: Peabody Harp Department

Friday, April 07, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Peabody on the Court: Gabriel Lee

Peabody on the Court: Gabriel Lee

Friday, May 05, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.