The Walters Art Museum

Museum Exhibition

Current Exhibitions

Explore a variety of exhibitions featuring works of art from the Walters' permanent collection and from museums throughout the world.

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Sunday, November 13, 2016–Sunday, April 23, 2017
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring nearly a dozen sculptures and paintings drawn primarily from the John and Berthe Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Ongoing

This installation brings together an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the Walters family’s magnificent gift to the city. From Rye to Raphael features 200 works chosen for their beauty and craftsmanship, alongside Walters family photographs and historic material culled from the archives. After viewing the installation, visitors are invited to consider the impact of giving on our community today.