The Walters Art Museum


Art Education Resources at the Walters Art Museum

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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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Ancient Egypt

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 30*

Describe and analyze how ancient Egyptian artists conveyed the customs, rituals, and religious beliefs of Egyptian society in the creation of objects. Propose probable reasons why certain ancient Egyptian objects were made, how they might have been used, and their connections to our lives today.

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Ancient Greece and Rome

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 30*

Examine the art of ancient Greece and Rome and determine how technology, religion, politics, geography, and other factors impacted the creation of works of art. Consider the differences in the culture, daily life, and role of storytelling of the two ancient civilizations while comparing them with modern culture.

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Ancient World

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 60

Examine artifacts that reflect the culture, daily life, and role of storytelling in ancient communities while comparing them with modern civilizations. Students in grades 2-5 explore the roles of ancient and contemporary community members such as leaders, teachers, protectors, and families. Students in grade 6-12 discuss the field of archeology and explore ancient and modern cultures from an archeologist’s perspective.

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Animals in Art

Grades : k-2 | Max # of Students : 120

Explore the different ways that artists depicted real and imaginary animals and habitats in paintings and sculptures throughout the centuries. Use the elements of art—lines, shapes, colors, and textures—in your discussions.

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Baltimore and Beyond – The Walters Story – NEW!

Visit the new installation on our 4th floor. Explore how the collection of William and Henry Walters reflects the cultural exchanges that took place between 19th- and early 20th-century Baltimore and other regions of the world. Tour themes include globalization, industrialization, and how collecting reflects personal tastes. Tours begin in early November.

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Chamber of Art and Wonders

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 30*

View an authentic chamber of wonders that reflects a 17th-century perspective on collecting and displaying wonders of nature and the marvels of human creativity from all corners of the world. An exciting way to experience the Age of Exploration in Europe.

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Conservation Secrets

Grades : 4-8 | Max # of Students : 30*

Explore the techniques used by museum conservators to preserve, repair, and study works of art. Learn what secrets conservators discover and consider how science and technology contributes to our understanding of museum objects.

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Creativity and the Common Core

Creativity and the Common Core

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

Analyze three to five works of art and 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. Identify materials and the elements of art (line, color, shape, and texture) to describe visual art, examine how artists tell stories, and think about how the object may have been used.

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Mathematical Masterpieces

Grades : 6-8 | Max # of Students : 30*

Use the mathematical vocabulary of geometry, measurement, and patterns to discuss works of art. Explore the connection between mathematics and visual arts.

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Medieval Art

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 60

Explore Byzantine, Ethiopian, Islamic, and Western medieval art from a global perspective. View sculptures, stained glass, and even a knight in shining armor to determine how these objects help us learn about the families, communities, and guilds of medieval civilizations.

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Mythology

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 60

Discuss how the gods, heroes, and fantastic creatures of mythological stories reflect beliefs about the origins of the world and humankind’s relation to nature. Make connections to the belief systems of ancient civilizations and explore how symbols express universal themes.

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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.)

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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

Interactive gallery activities encourage looking and conversation about the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture). Ideal for kindergarten through second grade students.

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Telling Stories in Art

Grades : 2-12 | Max # of Students : 120

Compare how art is used to express ideas, stories, events, and universal themes across cultures and time periods. Use narrative elements, including setting, character, and plot, to analyze and discuss the themes, and styles of works of art.

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