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.