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.
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.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016–Thursday, September 01, 2016
01:30 PM–04:00 PM
The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Visitors can interact with conservators as they work on this collection in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
06:30 PM–09:00 PM
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His artistic collaboration with these inspiring characters reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives outside the dump. A moderated Q&A session will follow the screening.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
06:00 PM–09:00 PM
Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop where participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap, and recycled materials. This workshop will explore the ways material and content form a conversation about the conceptual potential in handmade books.