The Walters Art Museum


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Walk-in Tours

Each Sunday, the Walters offers a tour of a different part of the collection, with a museum-trained docent. No reservations are required. Just walk in. You can meet with the tour group in the Centre Street Lobby, near the Visitor Services Desk.

Free Tours of the Permanent Collection

Our free walk-in tours are a perfect way to obtain more in-depth information about the art on view at the Walters. These tours are suitable for a variety of visitors of all ages.

Guided Tours of the Featured Ticketed Exhibition

During each special exhibition, we offer guided tours of the exhibition. These tours are included with the price of admission or free for members. (Not a member? Sign up online today.) Exhibition tours are held every Sunday at 1 p.m.. Tour groups meet near the Visitor Services Desk.

Upcoming Tours

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Sunday, April 27, 2014
01:00 PM
Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members). Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Sunday, May 04, 2014
01:00 PM
Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Women in Art
Sunday, May 11, 2014
01:00 PM
In the spirit of Mother's Day and in honor of women everywhere, join us for this special free tour celebrating women in art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, May 17, 2014
01:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Sunday, May 18, 2014
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, May 25, 2014
01:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, May 31, 2014
01:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Sunday, June 01, 2014
01:00 PM
Last chance before Hackerman House closes for renovations! Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art
Sunday, June 08, 2014
01:00 PM
This free tour of nineteenth-century art covers a wide variety of styles of American and European painting and sculpture from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required; just walk in!
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, June 14, 2014
01:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Celebrating Men in Art
Sunday, June 15, 2014
01:00 PM
In honor of Father's Day, partake in a free, docent-led tour celebrating men in art. The tour will examine art from a variety of centuries and cultures. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, June 22, 2014
01:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, June 28, 2014
01:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Saturday, June 28, 2014
02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Sunday, June 29, 2014
01:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia
Sunday, June 29, 2014
02:00 PM
Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, June 29, 2014
01:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: Ancient Greece and Rome
Sunday, July 06, 2014
01:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of some of the museum's most popular galleries: Ancient Greece and Rome! The Walters' outstanding collection of ancient Greek art illustrates the history and culture of Greece from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period, while the Roman collection features sarcophagi, marble portrait busts, bronzes, and more. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby.
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Sunday, July 13, 2014
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, July 20, 2014
01:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, July 27, 2014
01:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Sunday, August 03, 2014
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, August 10, 2014
01:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, August 17, 2014
01:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?
Sunday, August 24, 2014
01:00 PM
"Portraits: Who Am I?" examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection. This is one of our free, weekly docent-led tours.
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Sunday, August 31, 2014
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.