What: Visit the special exhibition Living by the Book in the Manuscripts Gallery,learn about book binding in the Sculpture Court and witness behind the scenes at the Walters Conservation Window. Festival guests can participate in drop-in art activities in the Family Art Center and shop at a special book sale in the Museum Store. For a list of events and times, visit http://thewalters.org/events/?tag=Baltimore-Book-Festival
When: September 27-29
Where: Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Information: The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a variety of food, beer and wine.
Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays 5–9 p.m. Admission to the Walters’ permanent collection is free. For more information, go to www.thewalters.org.
About the Walters Museum
The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art–including a legendary collection of illuminated medieval manuscripts that is a national treasure–to the city of Baltimore. Between 1895 and 1931, Walters collected around 730 codices. Its permanent collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings.