The Walters Art Museum began as the private passion of two men, William T. Walters (1819–1894) and his son, Henry (1848–1931), but grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore. Building a collection of staggering depth and scope, they assembled more than 20,000 items—the majority of the art objects that constitute the Walters Art Museum as we know it today. Take a tour of this reinstallation of the collection that explores their lives, times, tastes, and legacy.
On Sundays and selected Saturdays, the Walters offers docent-led tours of a different part of the collection. No reservations are required. Just walk in. Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Registration is not required.