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Special and Social Events

Throughout the year, the Walters Art Museum hosts a variety of special and social events for visitors, members, and donors. From mingling in the galleries to dining and dancing under the Washington Monument, guests always have a memorable experience at the Walters.

Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window
Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window
Friday, October 04, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum.
Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Sunday, April 27, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members). Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Sunday, May 04, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.
Legacy Tea
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
02:00 PM–04:00 PM
Members of the Walters Legacy Society are honored at annual private Legacy Society Tea that includes a private tour of our special exhibition or the permanent collection. This is a private event for members of the Walters Legacy Society.
Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art
Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art
Sunday, May 11, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
In the spirit of Mother's Day and in honor of women everywhere, join us for this special free tour celebrating women in art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, May 17, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Sunday, May 18, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led 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. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, May 25, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, May 31, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Sunday, June 01, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Last chance before Hackerman House closes for renovations! Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
Sunday, June 08, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
This free tour of nineteenth-century art covers a wide variety of styles of American and European painting and sculpture from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required; just walk in!
James Dean, Liberace, and Others: The Wills of LGBT Icons
Thursday, June 12, 2014
06:00 PM–07:00 PM
What did Gertrude Stein leave to Alice B. Toklas? How did Truman Capote benefit his longtime companion and create his charitable foundation to reward excellence in literary criticism? From the debt-ridden estate of Oscar Wilde to the substantial fortune of Andy Warhol, what lessons can be learned from the administration of these famous estates? Join Michael E.S. McCarthy of U.S. Trust for an intriguing look into the wills of these and other LGBT icons.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, June 14, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Men in Art
Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Men in Art
Sunday, June 15, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
In honor of Father's Day, partake in a free, docent-led tour celebrating men in art. The tour will examine art from a variety of centuries and cultures. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
LGBT Lecture: Protecting Your Legacy
Thursday, June 19, 2014
06:00 PM–07:30 PM
U.S. Trust and the Walters Art Museum invite you to attend a presentation on personal financial planning and estate planning for same-sex couples. Professional advisors will lead a panel discussion on the legal and financial issues members of the LGBT community face as individuals, couples, and families, whether married or not, and how they can address them to ensure that their families and choices are protected. A question-and-answer session will be held immediately following the presentation.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, June 22, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Thursday Night Film: The Great Confusion - The 1913 Armory Show
Thursday, June 26, 2014
06:00 PM–07:30 PM
This new documentary reveals the organization of the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, known as the Armory Show. The first large exhibition of modern art in America, the Armory Show both infuriated and inspired visitors, changing how Americans came to understand art. The film by independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton, features more than 60 works by American and European painters and sculptors. Running time 84 min. NR
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, June 28, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, June 28, 2014
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, June 29, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Sunday, June 29, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Sunday, June 29, 2014
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Ancient Greece and Rome
Walk-In Tour: Ancient Greece and Rome
Sunday, July 06, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of some of the museum's most popular galleries: Ancient Greece and Rome! The Walters' outstanding collection of ancient Greek art illustrates the history and culture of Greece from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period, while the Roman collection features sarcophagi, marble portrait busts, bronzes, and more. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby.
Award Ceremony for the 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize
Saturday, July 12, 2014
06:00 PM–10:00 PM
The Walters Arts Museum and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts present the Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2014 Finalists. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. The competition winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and reception at the Walters on Saturday, July 12, 2014
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Sunday, July 13, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, July 20, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, July 27, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Sunday, August 03, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led 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. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, August 10, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, August 17, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?
Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?
Sunday, August 24, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
"Portraits: Who Am I?" examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection. This is one of our free, weekly docent-led tours.
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Sunday, August 31, 2014
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.