Excursions through the Collection

November 17, 2019–October 10, 2021

Excursions through the Collection: : Portraiture, Adornment, and the Natural World brings together 35 masterpieces from across the Walters collections that express interest in three themes: portraiture, adornment, and the natural world.

Dating from the second century BCE to the early 20th century and representing cultures throughout the world, the works include a wide range of materials, from sandstone and gemstones to ivory and parchment.

These themes and more will be featured in a new guide to art at the Walters—also named Excursions through the Collection—that will be published in Spring 2020. The first of its kind in over 20 years, the guide highlights over 150 of the museum’s star objects.

This installation is generously supported by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation.