Press Releases

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Activating the Renaissance Pairs Contemporary Art with the Italian Renaissance at the Walters Art Museum


New Installation of Arts of East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic World to Open Spring 2023 at the Walters Art Museum


Walters Art Museum Statement Ahead of Walters Workers United Rally


Walters Art Museum Receives Major Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Walters Art Museum Announces Appointment of Theresa Sotto as Director of Learning & Community Engagement


Walters Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members


Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line Opens September 19, 2021 at the Walters Art Museum


2021 Art Sound Now at the Walters Art Museum to Feature Virtual Performances by WAYTA and Patrick McMinn


Walters Art Museum Receives $2.5 million Endowment Gift and English Majolica Collection


Walters Art Museum Confronts Its History, Shares New Strategic Planning DEAI Goals


A Virtual Celebration of Lunar New Year at the Walters Art Museum


Walters Art Museum Raises Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour for Full-time Employeees, $13 per Hour for Part-time Employees


The Walters Art Museum Celebrates Día de los Muertos with New Online Programs and Virtual Community Ofrenda


Walters Art Museum To Begin Phased Reopening September 16th


Walters Board of Trustees Elects Guy Flynn as New President


Virtual Museum: Walters Art Museum Announces New Digital Engagement Efforts


Walters Art Museum Announces Closure from March 14–31


First Major Museum Retrospective of Betty Cooke to open at the Walters Art Museum


The Walters Art Museum Receives Endowment Gift from The Boshell Foundation


The Walters Art Museum Celebrates Lunar New Year


Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850—1915


The St. Francis Missal, Legendary Manuscript and Relic, Has First Dedicated Exhibition in 40 Years


Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Opens at the Walters Art Museum This Fall


Art/Sound/Now at the Walters Art Museum Celebrates 5th Anniversary


First Digital Edition of the Journal of the Walters Art Museum Released


Walters Art Museum Hires New Curator of Asian Art Collection


Animal Tales Opens at the Walters Art Museum


The Walters Art Museum Acquires Works by Contemporary Artist Roberto Lugo


Ceramicist Roberto Lugo Highlighted at 1 West Mount Vernon Place


Untold Stories Revealed at 1 West Mount Vernon Place


The Walters Art Museum Opens 1 West Mount Vernon Place


The Walters Art Museum Announces New Visual Identity and Website


Crowning Glory: Art of the Americas On View February 11


Now Open: The New Walters Cafe


Explore the Beauty, Elegance and Artistry of Fabergé Eggs and Other Russian Art in the Walters Art Museum’s New Exhibition


Walters Board Elects New President


Find Time for Tranquility and Reflection in Arts of Asia


Uncertain Times: Martin Luther’s Remedies for the Soul


Cindy Cheng Wins $25,000 Sondheim Artscape Prize


Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawings


Walters and UMBC Form Strategic Partnership


Walters Builds New Curatorial Team


Walters Art Museum Announces Major Gift of Asian Art


Amy Landau Named Director of Curatorial Affairs


Walters Art Museum to Transform One West Mount Vernon Place


Tibetan and Nepalese Exhibition Features Powerful Buddhist Deities


Walters Presents A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe


The Walters Debuts New Manuscripts Website


Walters Art Museum Launches Investment Manager Diversity Initiative


Walters Art Museum Launches New Mobile Guide


See Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling at the Walters This Summer


The Walters Appoints Kate Burgin Deputy Director for Museum Advancement


Rare Etchings by Madame de Pompadour on View at the Walters


Walters Art Museum Presents A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli


Walters Art Museum Announces New Appointments


Walters Presents Groundbreaking Exhibition of Islamic Art


Eleanor Hughes Joins Walters as Deputy Director for Art and Program


Walters and Morgan State Announce Strategic Partnership


Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble On View Beginning March 29


Walters Art Museum Raises $30 Million for Endowment


ArtBytes 3 Hackathon Marries Technology and Creativity


The Walters Celebrates its 80th Anniversary with From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story


Walters Art Museum Unveils Off the Wall Exhibition in Howard County


Walters Art Museum Awarded $913,000 for Exhibitions and Hackerman House Upgrades


Discover the Walters in New Ways Beginning Summer 2014


Finalists For The 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize


The Walters Highlights 150 Years of Collecting American Art in Spring Focus Show


Walters Art Museum Announces Second Annual ArtBytes Hackathon Winners


Application Programming Interface for the Collection of the Walters Art Museum


The Walters Acquires Seven Japanese Paintings


Second Annual Art Bytes Hackathon Connects Technology and Creativity


Jacob Lawrence’s Genesis Series Remembers Sermons from the Holy Bible


Gabriela Bulisova Wins Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize


“Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum” Celebrates the Ancient Egyptian Crocodile God


Site Unseen Exhibits Artworks Off Their Pedestals


The Walters Art Museum Awarded Nearly $340,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Finalists For The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize


The Walters’ “Off the Wall” Project Wins Gold ADDY® Award


Walters Art Museum Appoints Julia Marciari-Alexander as New Executive Director


Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces The Walters Art Museum as Finalist for the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service


The Walters Presents Exhibition of Richard Caton Woodville, Mid-19th Century Painter of American Stories


Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue


Walters Art Museum Exhibition Reveals the African Presence in Renaissance Europe


The Walters Uploads More Than 19,000 Images of Artworks to Wikimedia


The Walters Art Museum Announces Gift from Robert Meyerhoff of 21 Floral Still Lifes


The Walters Art Museum Announces Gift from Robert Meyerhoff of 21 Floral Still Lifes


The Walters Art Museum Receives $265,000 NEH Grant to Digitize Over 100 Flemish Manuscripts


Near Paris: The Watercolors of Léon Bonvin


Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas Exhibition Features Artwork from Mexico to Peru Spanning More Than 2,500 Years of Creativity


Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes


Peer One Video Tour Injects Contemporary Perspectives into the Walters’ Collection


260 Russian Enamels Bequeathed, Finest Pieces from U.S. Private Collection


Eureka! Jewelry Fair at the Walters


Thai Story: The Vessantara Jataka


Multimedia to compliment the special exhibition Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes


Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes


The Walters Art Museum Removes Copyright Restrictions from more than 10,000 Images


Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia


The Walters Art Museum announces major gift of 300 works from the John Bourne arts of the Ancient Americas collection as well as $4 million dollar endowment


The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia


Setting Sail: Images of the Sea from the Walters’ Collection


Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and Art


Realistic Perfection: The Making of Oriental Ceramic Art


Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe, opening Feb. 13, 2011, at the Walters Art Museum, explores the convergence of art and spirituality in medieval times


Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe, opening Feb. 13, 2011, at the Walters Art Museum, explores the convergence of art and spirituality in medieval times


Relics and Reliquaries: Reconsidered


Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts


Former Poet Laureate of Maryland to Read at the Walters Art Museum


Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from the Walters’ Collection


IMLS Launches National Campaign to Promote 21st Century Skills and Community Engagement


Checkmate! Medieval People at Play


The Walters Art Museum’s Associate Director Kate Markert to Become Executive Director of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC


Enchanting Exhibition of Magic, Illusion and Make-Believe Worlds Opening Sept. 19 at the Walters Art Museum


Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry


The Walters Art Museum Receives $315,000 Grant From National Endowment For The Humanities to Support Digitization of Medieval Manuscript Collection


Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum


Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial of Baltimore Artist Herman Maril’s Birth Opens at The Walters Art Museum June 28


The Walters Art Museum Launches Major Upgrade to Collections Website


Walters, Winterthur and University of Delaware Assist in the Creation of Conservation and Historic Preservation Institute in Erbil, Iraq


Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art


Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry Shines at The Walters Art Museum This Fall


Fascinating Art of Ancient Southern Arabia “Largely Unknown in the West” comes to The Walters July 20


Follow the Journey of a Medieval Shrine from Creation to Present Day


Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots


Contemporary Artist Sonya Clark Explores Notions of Beauty in Summer Exhibition at The Walters


Maps: Finding Our Place in the World


The Walters Art Museum Selects Polshek Partnership Architects to Create Facilities Master Plan


Déjà Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces


Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt


Launch of Free Admission a Resounding Success for Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Museum


Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye


The Walters Presents—Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye


Ottoman Embroideries & Other Ornament


Linda Day Clark: The Gee’s Bend Photographs


Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt


For This Is My Body: The Medieval Missal


Courbet and the Modern Landscape


The Walters Art Museum Presents Courbet/Not Courbet in Conjunction With an Upcoming Courbet Landscape Exhibition


Courbet and The Modern Landscape is the First Major Exhibition to Examine Courbet’s Pivotal Landscapes


Schatzkammer: Henry Walters’ German Manuscripts


Mightier Than the Sword: The Satirical Pen of KAL


Free Admission to Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Museum Begins October 1


The Walters Presents Rarely Seen Medieval Books In Schatzkammer: Henry Walters’ German Manuscripts


Interpretation by Design: Contemporary Bookbindings by Stanley M. Sherman


Louis Bourgeois: Femme


The Walters Art Museum Presents The Art of Law: Legal Documents From The Collection Of The Walters Art Museum


The Walters Art Museum Announces Major Step Toward Expansion


Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod


Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art


The Walters Presents Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art Opening October 22, 2005


Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art


With X-Ray Florescence Imaging, New Ability to Read Previously Unknown Mathematical Treatises in Archimedes Palimpsest


Byzantine Art From the Dumbarton Oaks Collection


This Spring the Walters Art Museum Presents Rare Two-Year Loan


Art of the Ancient Americas

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