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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 a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Sunday, May 03, 2015–Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:30 PM–04:00 PM

Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Memento Mori: A Night of Rogue Taxidermy

Memento Mori: A Night of Rogue Taxidermy

Thursday, September 03, 2015
06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Artist and rogue taxidermist Robert Marbury will join curator Joaneath Spicer for a talk highlighting examples of taxidermy in the museum’s Chamber of Wonders. Following the talk, guests are invited to watch an alternative taxidermy competition.

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015–Sunday, November 08, 2015
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Art Education Association celebrate students’ artistic achievements with an exhibition of artworks inspired by the Walters’ collection.

Gala 2015: An Evening on the Narada

Gala 2015: An Evening on the Narada

Saturday, October 17, 2015
06:00 PM–12:00 AM

Enjoy cocktails on the sculpture court, dinner in the galleries, and dancing into the night at this not-to-be-missed black-tie gala supporting the Walters. Stop by Harry's Wharfside Tavern for late night cocktails.

Party at the Walters 2015: An Evening on the Narada

Party at the Walters 2015: An Evening on the Narada

Saturday, October 17, 2015
09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Don’t miss this dessert-and-dancing party, featuring festive cocktails and open bar, DJ, and delectable desserts—presented by the Walters Enthusiasts, a young members group that supports the museum.

A Taste of Cherry

A Taste of Cherry

Thursday, October 22, 2015
06:45 PM–09:00 PM

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s classic macabre film (1997, 95 min. Farsi with subtitles) explores the complex views Iranian citizens hold about life, culture, and religion, as the protagonist, Mr. Badii, drives around Tehran. Following the screening, film critic and director Godfrey Cheshire will lead a talk. Presented in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition Reception

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition Reception

Sunday, November 08, 2015
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

In celebration of the Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition, the Walters will host a reception on the Sculpture Court for participating students and their families.

Howard County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Howard County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, November 11, 2015–Saturday, November 28, 2015
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and Howard County Public Schools celebrate students’ artistic achievements with an exhibition of artworks inspired by the Walters’ collection.

Salute Raphael! Italian Wine Dinner

Salute Raphael! Italian Wine Dinner

Saturday, November 14, 2015
07:00 PM–11:00 PM

Attend an intimate wine-tasting dinner in the Walters’ exquisite galleries of 16th-century art. Presented in partnership with Jerry Pellegrino, Chef/ Co-owner of Schola.

Howard County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Howard County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Sunday, November 22, 2015
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

In celebration of the Howard County Student Art Exhibition, the Walters will host a reception on the Sculpture Court for participating students and their families.

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Exhibition

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, December 02, 2015–Sunday, December 20, 2015
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools celebrate students’ artistic achievements with an exhibition of artworks inspired by the Walters’ collection.

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Saturday, December 05, 2015
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

In celebration of the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Exhibition, the Walters will host a reception on the Sculpture Court for participating students and their families.

Holiday Concert: In the Moon of Wintertime

Holiday Concert: In the Moon of Wintertime

Sunday, December 13, 2015
03:00 PM–04:30 PM

The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, will be joined by the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran and Risa Browder, in a varied program of Renaissance, Baroque, and Sephardic music to drive the cold winter away. Hot cider will be served at intermission. CDs will be available for sale in the Museum Store.