The Walters Art Museum

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.

Conservation Window

Conservation Window

Friday, January 29, 2016–Sunday, October 13, 2019
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.

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday, October 06, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017
05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition

Maryland Art Education Association Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, November 15, 2017–Sunday, November 26, 2017
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) are excited to celebrate the artistic achievement of Pre-K through 12th-grade students in the annual MAEA Student Art Exhibition. MAEA advocates for and advances art education in Maryland in order to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

Museum Store Sunday

Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, November 26, 2017
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with special discounts at the Walters on Museum Store Sunday! On Sunday, November 26, Walters Members receive a 20% discount on purchases at the Walters Museum Store; non-members receive a 10% discount. And that’s just the beginning!

Honoring the Process: Howard County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Honoring the Process: Howard County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition

Wednesday, November 29, 2017–Sunday, December 10, 2017
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) are excited to celebrate the artistic achievement of Pre-K through the 12th-grade students in the annual “Honoring the Process” exhibition. Works showcased in this exhibition exemplify the core values and outcomes of the HCPSS visual arts curriculum and the art making process: idea generation, organization, complexity and elaboration, personal meaning/choice making, risk taking, and perseverance.

Monument Lighting Celebration

Monument Lighting Celebration

Thursday, December 07, 2017
05:00 PM–07:30 PM

Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument during this free family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, and winter- inspired art activities.

On the Rocks: A Drinks Party

On the Rocks: A Drinks Party

Saturday, December 09, 2017
07:00 PM–10:00 PM

Kick off the holiday season with a Russian twist on the popular event Rye Rocks at the Walters. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails mixed by Baltimore’s favorite bartenders while celebrating the fabulous new exhibition Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy. Proceeds benefit the Walters and its exhibition and education programs.

Gallery Talk: After Fabergé

Gallery Talk: After Fabergé

Thursday, January 04, 2018
06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Contemporary artist Jonathan Monaghan will discuss his series After Fabergé, which is concurrently on view with the exhibition. Associate Curator Jo Briggs will begin this talk with a close look at the Fabergé eggs that inspired Monaghan.

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Show

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Show

Wednesday, January 24, 2018–Sunday, February 04, 2018
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum and the Association for Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) are excited to celebrate the artistic achievement of students in grades K–12. This year’s exhibition will feature works in a variety of mediums from over 25 AIMS schools, showcasing the creative learning taking place in arts classrooms throughout the Baltimore area.

Film: Russian Ark

Film: Russian Ark

Thursday, January 25, 2018
06:45 PM–08:30 PM

Filmed in a single take—the longest in cinema history—Russian Ark (2002) is a historical drama that moves through the rooms of the famous Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, exploring 300 years of Russian history.