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.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

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.

Community Holiday Celebration

Community Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 11, 2016
12:00 PM–04:00 PM

Celebrate the winter holidays with music and art-making. Wear your flashiest holiday gear and make personalized cards at the Museum using images from the collection.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Thursday, January 12, 2017
05:00 PM–08:00 PM

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy through the lens of debate. See how Dr. King’s oratory skills continue to inspire the current generation of youth leaders through presentations by the Baltimore Urban Debate League and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.  Take part in art-making activities and stop by the Pixilated Photo Booth to commemorate the evening.

A la Table with Monet and Manet: A French Wine Tasting Dinner

A la Table with Monet and Manet: A French Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, January 21, 2017
07:00 PM–10:00 PM

Celebrate French food, wine, and art through dinner in the 19th century gallery in this winter iteration of Artful Dining. Presented in partnership with Jerry Pellegrino, Chef/ Co-Owner of Schola.

Lunar New Year Festival

Lunar New Year Festival

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

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year Performances, featuring the Baltimore Chinese School, Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and Korean dance groups Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company and Stepping Stones.

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Show

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Show

Wednesday, March 01, 2017–Sunday, March 12, 2017
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 students.

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Show Reception

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Show Reception

Sunday, March 12, 2017
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by students.

African American Heritage Youth Arts Festival

African American Heritage Youth Arts Festival

Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Learn how the next generation of Baltimore’s artists and leaders are harnessing the power of art to tell their own unique stories. This program features presentations by youth participating in local arts organizations, family friendly art-making activities, and a photo booth by Pixilated.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Show Reception

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Show Reception

Sunday, March 19, 2017
01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by students.

Elijah E. Cummings 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Elijah E. Cummings 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Friday, April 07, 2017–Saturday, April 08, 2017
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 students.

Elijah E. Cummings 2017 Congressional Art Competition Reception

Elijah E. Cummings 2017 Congressional Art Competition Reception

Saturday, April 08, 2017
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 students. A reception for students, teachers, and families of independent schools in Maryland and D.C. will take place on January 14th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm on the sculpture court.

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 08, 2017
10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Be part of this global event celebrating art. The concept is to look at selected artworks for 20-30 minutes, then share what you discovered with other participants. Last year more than 200 museums and galleries from Shanghai to Paris participated. This year in Baltimore, stop by the Walters’ Dutch galleries and spend some time looking closely at art. At 2 p.m. meet up for a moderated conversation.

Flower Arranging Workshop

Flower Arranging Workshop

Thursday, April 20, 2017
05:00 PM–08:00 PM

Create your own flower arrangement at a workshop hosted by Jane Godshalk in advance of A Spring Day in London on Friday. Ticket price includes a wine-and-cheese reception, a take-home floral design, and an autographed copy of Godshalk’s newest floral design book Arranging Secrets--Natural Designs for Everyday Living. Tickets are limited!