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.
Friday, January 29, 2016–Sunday, October 13, 2019
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. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.
Thursday, July 21, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017
05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016–Sunday, October 30, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM
The museum’s community ofrenda, or altar, will be on display for the two weeks leading up to our Día de los Muertos celebration on October 30 from noon to 3 p.m.. Artist Edgar Reyes has created this year’s altar and is inviting all members of the public to bring items to place on the altar in honor of loved ones who have passed away.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
11:00 AM–04:00 PM
Visitors of all ages will be immersed in the medieval culture through hands-on art-making, cultural performances, storytelling, artist demonstrations, gallery scavenger hunts, and special appearances by our adored mascot, Waltee.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
12:00 PM–03:00 PM
Join us for our community celebration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The museum will be observing this cultural and religious holiday with traditional folk dance performances by Bailes de Mi Tierra, art-making activities, and a community altar created by local artist Edgar Reyes.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
06:30 PM–09:00 PM
Many contemporary tabletop games have relationships or even origins in the medieval period. Jason Corace, Sam Sheffield, and the MICA Game Design department will explain this evolution in gaming using examples from the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses. Spend the evening trying your hand at dozens of games from the past and present.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
02:00 PM–03:30 PM
When Quintus Cicero began writing advice on running a political campaign in 64 B.C. he probably didn’t realize his words would still be so valuable today. Just in time for election day, author and professor Philip Freeman will discuss the tactics of both ancient Roman and modern American politicians. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
05:00 PM–07:30 PM
Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument during this free, family-friendly event. Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, and winter-inspired art activities. Later, watch as the Washington Monument is set aglow, followed by a spectacular fireworks display and laser show.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Have you ever thought about how to describe the smell of your neighborhood? Sillage is a collaborative art project between Charm City residents and artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter that asks you to do just that. Visit the Museum on December 4 with friends and family, and you can experience your neighborhood scent! Throughout the day a collective scent of Baltimore will fill the museum.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
07:00 PM–10:00 PM
Celebrate French food, wine, and art through dinner in the 19th century gallery in this winter iteration of Artful Dining. Presented in partnership with Jerry Pellegrino, Chef/ Co-Owner of Schola.