The Walters Art Museum


Art Education Resources at the Walters Art Museum


School Tours

Book a free museum experience for your students and discover how our museum tours and programs align with the Common Core Standards. Many of these school tours have outreach and studio components available, as indicated below.

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19th-Century Art

Grades: 6-12 | Max # of Students: 60
Tours are not available in December and January. Analyze 19th-century America and Europe through painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Age of Exploration

Grades: 5-12 | Max # of Students: 30 *
Explore the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.
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Ancient Egypt

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 30*
Look at art from throusands of years ago and discuss how it reflects the beliefs and customs of ancient Egypt.
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Ancient Greece and Rome

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 30*
Compare and contrast the art, culture, and daily life of ancient Greece and Rome. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Ancient World

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 60
Community life in ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome. (Ancient Americas and China can be covered upon request.)
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Animals in Art

Grades: k-2 | Max # of Students: 120
Discover and identify animals both real and imaginary. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Chamber of Art and Wonders

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 30*
Learn about collecting in the 17th-century. Marvel at the man-made and natural objects that astounded collectors of the past. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Conservation Secrets

Grades: 4-8 | Max # of Students: 30*
A work of art can hold many secrets. Discover the hidden stories conservators have revealed about objects in our collection. STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Creativity and the Common Core

Creativity and the Common Core

Grades: 5-12 | Max # of Students: 60

On this tour, students will explore three to five works of art, giving them the opportunity to make personal connections while acknowledging the diverse perspectives of their classmates. Students will participate in independent and collaborative activities that integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These open-ended, student-centered activities foster skills addressed in the Common Core English Language Arts Standards, including communication, critical thinking, and evidential reasoning.
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Developing Language & Literacy through the Arts (DLLA)

Grade: 1 | Max # of Students: 60
Designed for first grade Baltimore County students, this tour is a perfect complement to the DLLA curriculum.
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Mathematical Masterpieces

Grades: 6-8 | Max # of Students: 30*
Discover how artists have used geometry, measurement, and patterns throughout history.
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Medieval Art

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 60
Explore Byzantine, Ethiopian, Islamic, and Western medieval art. View sculptures, stained glass, and even a knight in shining armor!


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Mythology

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 60
Compare mythological stories and creatures from various cultures and examine the functions of myths in ancient and modern times. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Nature in Asian Art

Grades: 4-12 | Max # of Students: 30*
Discuss the theme of nature in the arts of China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Renaissance Art

Grades: 6-12 | Max # of Students: 45*
Discover how advancements during the Renaissance are reflected in the art of the period. (Baroque art can be included upon request.) OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Sounds of the Centuries

Grades: k-5 | Max # of Students: 45*
Listen to musical excerpts from different cultures and discover the relationship between music and art. STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Stop, Look, Listen, and Touch

Grades: k-2 | Max # of Students: 120
Examine paintings and sculptures for lines, shapes, colors, and textures. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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Telling Stories in Art

Grades: 2-12 | Max # of Students: 120
Journey through time and explore how stories can be told through art. Perfect for those who want to see a little bit of everything.
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World Of The Samurai

Grades: 4-12 | Max # of Students: 30*
Study objects of war and peace used by the famous Japanese warrior class. OUTREACH AVAILABLE » STUDIO AVAILABLE »
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