The Walters Art Museum

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

Friday, January 29, 2016–Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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.

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Wednesday, February 17, 2016–Thursday, September 01, 2016
01:30 PM–04:00 PM

The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Visitors can interact with conservators as they work on this collection in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

McDonogh School Senior Thesis Student Art Exhibition and Reception

McDonogh School Senior Thesis Student Art Exhibition and Reception

Wednesday, May 11, 2016–Sunday, May 15, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and McDonogh School celebrates student's artistic achievements with exhibitions of artwork inspired by the Walters' collection.

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Thursday, May 19, 2016–Sunday, June 05, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of Creative City Public Charter School students. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on May 26, 2016 from 5–8 p.m.

World’s Longest Game of Telephone

World’s Longest Game of Telephone

Sunday, May 22, 2016
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Break the Guiness World Record for the Longest Game of Telephone. More than 1,330 volunteers are needed to form a line through the Museum’s galleries and pass a message—based on the Museum’s history—from beginning to end. Organized by artist Baltimore Lexie Macchi, the event will feature in-gallery presentations about the original Guinness Record set in Baltimore for the World’s First Instant Telecommunication in May 1844.

The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council Summer Sendoff

The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council Summer Sendoff

Thursday, June 09, 2016
04:30 PM–07:30 PM

Join the Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council (WAMTAC) at their last meeting as they celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer season. Learn more about WAMTAC and other exciting teen programs here at the Walters, grab a refreshment, hang out in the galleries, and make some art! Bring your friends, and your parents, too.

Film Screening: WASTE LAND (2010)

Film Screening: WASTE LAND (2010)

Thursday, July 14, 2016
06:30 PM–09:00 PM

WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His artistic collaboration with these inspiring characters reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives outside the dump. A moderated Q&A session will follow the screening.

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Thursday, July 21, 2016
06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop where participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap, and recycled materials. This workshop will explore the ways material and content form a conversation about the conceptual potential in handmade books.