The Walters Art Museum

Performances at the Museum

At the Walters Art Museum, the art isn't just on the walls. You can watch art here, too. Join us for a variety of performances, scheduled throughout the year.

You can register online to attend these events or call to register by phone at (410) 547-9000, ext. 237. You can also e-mail us at publicprograms@thewalters.org.

Peabody on the Court: Quartet Esprit

Peabody on the Court: Quartet Esprit

Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Peabody Academy Festival Orchestra

Peabody Academy Festival Orchestra

Saturday, January 21, 2017
02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Promising young musicians from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program will present an hour-long string orchestra concert. The Sculpture Court provides an idyllic background in which to marvel at the talent of these young musicians. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody at Night: Peabody Dance

Peabody at Night: Peabody Dance

Thursday, January 26, 2017
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This group of pre-professional dancers will perform collaborative projects—inspired by works in the Walters’ collection—on the stunning Sculpture Court. Melissa Stafford, Director and Department Chair, and Constance Dinapoli, Artistic Coordinator of Contemporary Dance, will provide context and remarks on the program. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody on the Court: Kate Amrine, Trumpet

Peabody on the Court: Kate Amrine, Trumpet

Friday, February 03, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Peabody Preparatory Strings

Saturday, February 18, 2017
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

This special concert will be directed by Rebecca Henry, who holds the Scott Bendann Chair in Classical Music at the Peabody Institute, and will feature performances by the Young People’s String Program, Performance Academy for Strings, and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord

Thursday, February 23, 2017
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Rediscover the Walters’ Greek galleries with your eyes and ears during performances by Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord. Each musician will explore the connections between art, music, and mythology in this special night-time edition of the Walters’ Peabody on the Court series. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody on the Court: Andrew Marino, guitar

Peabody on the Court: Andrew Marino, guitar

Friday, March 03, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Labbodies presents Recharging the Canon

Labbodies presents Recharging the Canon

Thursday, March 23, 2017
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This one night, two person performance features new work by multimedia artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston in response to the collections housed in the Walters’ Sculpture Court, Egyptian galleries, and Ancient Near East galleries. Pinkston’s From God’s Name to No Name will lead viewers in a ritualized procession through the galleries, while Corona’s Nododies Gala will act as a quincianera celebration of his longest ongoing performance Hoesy, and highlight the museum’s Mexican earthenware collection.

Peabody on the Court: Peabody Harp Department

Peabody on the Court: Peabody Harp Department

Friday, April 07, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.

Peabody at Night: Peabody Dance

Peabody at Night: Peabody Dance

Thursday, April 27, 2017
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This group of pre-professional dancers will perform collaborative projects—inspired by works in the Walters’ collection—on the stunning Sculpture Court. Melissa Stafford, Director and Department Chair, and Constance Dinapoli, Artistic Coordinator of Contemporary Dance, will provide context and remarks on the program. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody on the Court: Gabriel Lee

Peabody on the Court: Gabriel Lee

Friday, May 05, 2017
12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This free First Friday concert series on the Walters’ Sculpture Court features a different group of dynamic faculty and student performers from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University each month.