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.

Fall for Art

Fall for Art

Sunday, September 24, 2017
04:00 PM–07:00 PM

Celebrate fall in Woodberry and discover new works by local artists. Bring your friends and enjoy a self-guided tour through the studios of six local artists, featuring sculpture, painting, drawing and photography. Beer, wine, and light fare will be served.

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.

The Walters Gala & Party 2017

The Walters Gala & Party 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017
06:00 PM–12:00 AM

You are invited to attend a magnificent evening in support of the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Gala & Party is a memorable event unlike any other in Baltimore. This exquisite, once-a-year event provides funding for the Walters’ innovative education and exhibition programming and free admission for all.

The Walters Party 2017

The Walters Party 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017
09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Don’t miss one of Baltimore’s most anticipated events! Enjoy an open bar, light fare and dessert, and dancing on the breathtaking Sculpture Court. Proceeds from the Gala and Party support the museum and help keep the Walters free and open to all.

Coyote by Edgar Reyes

Coyote by Edgar Reyes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017–Sunday, November 19, 2017
09:00 AM–05:00 PM

In a special installation, artist Edgar Reyes responds to the museum’s ancient Americas collection and explores the ongoing displacement of native people whose traditions are not defined by national borders. Coyote explores the connection between the art of the past and the contemporary Mexican diaspora.

Día de los Muertos Community Altar

Día de los Muertos Community Altar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017–Sunday, November 05, 2017
09:00 AM–05:00 PM

The museum’s community altar will be on display for the two weeks leading up to our Di´a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration on October 29. We invite members of the public to bring items to place on the altar, in honor of loved ones who have passed.

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration

Sunday, October 29, 2017
11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with traditional dance performances and art-making activities. Visitors will be able to contribute to a community altar, enjoy special food and drink, and take tours of the collection in English and Spanish.

Member Celebration—Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy

Member Celebration—Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 AM–02:00 PM

All members are invited to enjoy coffee and light refreshments, and experience the exhibition before it opens to the public. Docent-led tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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.

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.