Virtual School Tours

K-12 virtual school tours center around a crucial aspect of our Visitor Promise: that “Art is Conversation.”

The Walters Art Museum offers two types of virtual conversations, both facilitated by  staff educators. These discussions are not designed to emulate an in-person guided experience, but rather take advantage of a virtual format to offer an in-depth close-looking experience at objects in the collection, some of which are currently off-view or hard for a group to view closely in-person due to their size. 

Virtual discussions are 60 minutes long and are offered on Thursdays in the afternoon at 1pm.  For the best possible conversation experience, we can accommodate classes of up to 25 students and request that students each have a personal device to join from. If you would like to reserve a discussion with several classes of students, please email [email protected] directly to discuss. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. 

After you complete your tour registration form, you will be contacted by a Walters staff member to confirm details within five business days.

Questions? Contact [email protected].


Discover our Virtual Tour Themes

Art is Conversation: Ancient Cultures

Recommended for grades 2-12. Discuss 3-4 objects from ancient times that may represent cultures in Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Americas, and Asia. Students will explore big ideas and questions that draw connections between ancient objects and peoples to our own lives today. 

Art is Conversation: Stories in Art

Recommended for grades K-12. Discuss 3-4 objects chosen from anywhere within the Walters collection, framed by the guiding theme of storytelling. Students will uncover the histories and stories reflected in certain objects, investigate storytelling components such as characters and setting, and make connections to stories from our own lives.


All school programs at the Walters are free. Please consider supporting the mission of the Walters to connect the community with art, with a suggested donation of $7 per student.


Please cancel your registration at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled tour by emailing [email protected].


Please email [email protected].  

School programs at the Walters are funded through the generous support of Herman C. Bainder, The Ruth Carol Fund, City of Baltimore, B.J. and Bill Cowie, Citizens of Baltimore County, The Delaplaine Foundation, The Harry L. Gladding Foundation / Mr. and Mrs. Neal D. Borden, The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Charitable Legacy, Inc., Howard County Government and the Howard County Arts Council,  L’Aiglon Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, Charles A. and Lois H. Miller Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. John J. and Jean Peters Pilch Memorial Fund, The Ruth T. Rauch Early Childhood Program Fund, The Rauch Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, The Ludwig and Nancy Sternberger Charitable Foundation, Toyota Financial Services, Truist Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Walters Women’s Committee Legacy Endowment, and the Gladys Winter Fund for Teacher Programs.


Sign up for a virtual school tour.