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Special and Social Events

Throughout the year, the Walters Art Museum hosts a variety of special and social events for visitors, members, and donors. From mingling in the galleries to dining and dancing under the Washington Monument, guests always have a memorable experience at the Walters.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Friday, January 29, 2016–Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:30 PM–04:00 PM

Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

#HeartsforArt

#HeartsforArt

Sunday, February 14, 2016
10:00 AM–04:00 PM

Come to the Walters on Thursday, February 11, and on Sunday, Valentine's Day to declare your love for your favorite artwork. Drop a paper heart by your favorite piece. Feel free to write a love note, if you're so inclined. Want to share your love online? Tag your photos with #HeartsforArt and we’ll share our favorite “couples” on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, March 02, 2016–Sunday, March 13, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of Baltimore County Public School students. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on March 12, 2016 from 1–3 p.m.

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Saturday, March 12, 2016
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

This reception celebrates the artistic achievements of participants in the Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition.

A Day in the Life of My Community Teen Art Exhibition

A Day in the Life of My Community Teen Art Exhibition

Tuesday, March 15, 2016–Sunday, April 03, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This juried exhibition of original artworks by Maryland area high school students reflects the themes of identity, community, and place as interpreted through the lens of youth.

A Day in the Life of My Community Teen Art Exhibition Reception

A Day in the Life of My Community Teen Art Exhibition Reception

Thursday, March 17, 2016
05:00 PM–08:00 PM

This reception celebrates the achievements of Maryland area high school students participating in the juried exhibition of original artworks reflecting the themes of identity, community, and place as interpreted through youth.

2016 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition & Reception

2016 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition & Reception

Saturday, April 09, 2016
10:30 AM–12:30 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of participants in the Elijah E. Cummings (Maryland, Seventh District) 2016 Congressional Art Competition. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on April 9, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 09, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Be part of this global event celebrating art. The concept – look at five artworks for 10 minutes each, then share what you discovered on-site and online. Last year more than 200 museums and galleries participated from Shanghai to Paris. This year in Baltimore, stop by the Walters and spend an hour looking closely at five works we’ve selected from ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, and modern-day Japan. At 2 p.m. meet up for conversation and snacks.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, April 13, 2016–Sunday, April 24, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of Anne Arundel County Public School students. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on April 17, 2016 from 1–3 p.m.

Short Films about Process

Short Films about Process

Thursday, April 14, 2016
07:00 PM–08:30 PM

This program features short films about particular processes—sourcing ceramics, quarrying marble, and making books. Before each film, Walters conservators will make 10-minute presentations on objects from the collection that relate to the corresponding film’s content. Featuring Gene Mahon Makes Books (2013), Il Capo (2010), Rare Earthenware (2015) and Idem Paris (2013) by David Lynch. All films are unrated.

A Spring Day in Amsterdam Floral Arranging Competition and Luncheon

A Spring Day in Amsterdam Floral Arranging Competition and Luncheon

Friday, April 15, 2016
10:30 AM–01:00 PM

Celebrate tulips and the Netherlands at a lively floral arranging competition and luncheon. Local designers and garden club members will showcase their creative talents in rounds of competitive flower arranging judged by a panel of floral celebrities. A special themed luncheon will follow on the Sculpture Court. Dutch-inspired attire encouraged!

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition Reception

Sunday, April 17, 2016
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

This reception celebrates the artistic achievements of participants in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition.

Arts Every Day Student Art Exhibition

Arts Every Day Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, April 27, 2016–Sunday, May 01, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of Arts Every Day students. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on April 28, 2016 from 5–8 p.m.

Arts Every Day Student Art Exhibtion Reception

Arts Every Day Student Art Exhibtion Reception

Thursday, April 28, 2016
05:00 PM–08:00 PM

This reception celebrates the artistic achievements of participants in the Arts Every Day Student Art Exhibition.

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Thursday, May 05, 2016–Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of Creative City Public Charter School students. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on May 7, 2016 from 2–4 p.m.

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition Reception

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition Reception

Saturday, May 07, 2016
02:00 PM–04:00 PM

This reception celebrates the artistic achievements of participants in the Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition.

The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council Summer Sendoff

The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council Summer Sendoff

Thursday, June 09, 2016
04:30 PM–07:30 PM

Join the Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council (WAMTAC) at their last meeting as they celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer season. Learn more about WAMTAC and other exciting teen programs here at the Walters, grab a refreshment, hang out in the galleries, and make some art! Bring your friends, and your parents, too.