Annual Financial Report of the Walters Art Museum
The Walters continues to strive for maximum return on its mission: to bring art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. This contemporary iteration of the museum's purpose deliberately rein- forces the words of our founder, Henry Walters, who 83 years ago gave his art collections, two buildings, and a quarter of his fortune as a modest endowment to the City of Baltimore "for the benefit of the public." As you will see in this report, all our activities, from augmenting the collection to special exhibitions to the professional activities of our staff, demonstrate the commitment to this mission by making the wonderful treasures of the museum ever more accessible to as broad an audience possible.
Julia Marciari-Alexander, Ph.D.