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, July 21, 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.

Sondheim Finalists’ Talk (Part 1)

Sondheim Finalists' Talk (Part 1)

Thursday, July 06, 2017
06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Hear from the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Different artists will provide a brief presentation that contextualizes their work in the galleries. See the exhibition, then stay for informal conversations with the artists in the Cafe.

Sondheim Finalists’ Talk (Part 2)

Sondheim Finalists' Talk (Part 2)

Saturday, July 08, 2017
02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Hear from the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize in our two-part talk series. Talks this day by finalists Kyle Tata, Sara Dittrich, Mequitta Ahuja, and Ben Kelley.

Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony

Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony

Saturday, July 15, 2017
07:00 PM–09:00 PM

This year’s Sondheim Finalists’ Exhibition is on view at the Walters. Seven finalists are competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $25,000 fellowship. Attend the award ceremony and be among the first to celebrate the winner, then mingle with members of Baltimore’s arts community at a reception on the Sculpture Court. Extended gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Make Night: Setting Type by Hand

Make Night: Setting Type by Hand

Thursday, August 17, 2017
06:30 PM–07:30 PM

Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the printing of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the Walters’ exhibition Uncertain Times: Martin Luther’s Remedies for the Soul, this two-part workshop explores letterpress printing from raised metal type with Baltimore Print Studio.

Arts of Asia Talk

Arts of Asia Talk

Thursday, September 28, 2017
06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join Amy Landau, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian Art, for a conversation about art, religion, and landscape through the lens of the museum’s spectacular collections. Following this talk, attendees are invited to view the galleries from 6-9pm for a "sneak peek" before they open to the public on October 1.