Walters Art MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States, 21201
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4105479000
- Fax: +1-4102468396
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Outdoors, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Museums
This museum is an unmatched example of a dream of a father and his son. The joint effort of William Thompson Walters and his son is this beautiful museum. Henry Walters, who later took over the responsibility of beautifying and expanding the magical collection, has been immensely successful in his efforts. The whole mansion and the penthouse had been built in such a way as if it was meant to be set up as an internationally famous museum. It was earlier on known as The Walters Art gallery and later shifted name to The Walters Art Museum when the number and quality of exhibits increased for the better.
The permanent collections of this museum ranges from ancient art, contemporary, folk, raw, and other modern art forms though the most talked about has always been the displays depicting ancient past of several parts of the world. This includes excellent collections from Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, Etruria, Ancient America, Asia, etc. The other art forms include ones from the Islamic and Medieval Era. The contemporary collection has an exclusive part consisting of pieces symbolizing the European Renaissance and Baroque art times. There is also a fantastic collection of sketches and other 19th century artifacts.
- Ancient art gallery features the statues of Egyptian lion Headed goddess Sekhmet, The Walters’ Mummy, alabaster reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Greek Jewelry, Roman masks, Roman bronze banquet couch, a marble sarcophagi, etc.
- The American art gallery includes mostly native arts from the Aztec and Mayan cultures.
- The Asian section consists of Japanese weapons, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, laquer and metal work, Cambodian statue of the bronze Avalokiteshvara, T’ang and Ming dynasty art work. The most attractive piece here is the oldest Buddha statue made of wood and lacquer.
- The Islamic section includes works of religion in the forms of Korans in various scrips and art exhibits from the Mamluk, Mughal and Turkish Era.
- The other works include those from the Medieval Era, Gothic art, Byzantine pieces, Renaissance revival art, Baroque examples and 18th century art forms.
- Apart from just art and paintings, you will also be pleased to see the variety of architectural pattern applied on the different buildings that form a part of the museum campus. These buildings include Charles Street- Old Main Building, Centre Street Annex Building and Hacker man House.
- Entry is free.
- Outside food and drinks are not at all allowed inside the museum.
- Photography is not at all allowed inside the museum.
- You are to maintain discipline in here.
- Bus numbers 003, 03x, 011, 061, 064 and 410 till Charles Street and Vernon Place.
- Bus numbers 03X, 061, 064, 64X and 410 till St. Paul’s Street and Centre Street.
- Bus numbers 003 and 011 till Cathedral Street.
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71.69% of people who visit Baltimore include Walters Art Museum in their plan
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Walters Art Museum
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Such a great place. The staff were friendly and inviting, they were always ready to help too. It is a small museum at only 4 levels but it was still fun to go in and see the displays. A lot of time and energy was put into putting this museum together. To top it off if your in the area on a date, with family or just by yourself definitely go and visit it's such a great place to go too. And congrats to the staff for making such a warm and inviting museum.
It's still free entrance so visit if you are interested. Very worth your time. This is for the museum itself, and NOT its pay parking lot, which apparently turns off some people. So many fascinating items you can find inside, including those donated by other groups and individuals, not only by the Walters family.
Growing up in the Baltimore area, this has always been one of my favorite museums. First, its free for all! Second, they have a lot of nice works of art. They also offer free tours and have cool events and talks on exhibits. The museum is organized, and I love their Egyptian historical artifacts. The area around the museum is safe, and there is a nearby parking lot (for cost), or you can search around for free or cheaper street parking (can be easy or hard depending on the time or day). Highly recommend art history museum for visitors to Baltimore!
An amazing free museum. There are so many items in this museum and they are from different continents and time periods. There's something for everyone here: from paintings, to sculptures, to suits of armor, to mummies. The museum itself is beautiful and I enjoyed the maze-like layout. It's in Mt Vernon and close to the Basilica, Peabody Library, Washington monument, and Baltimore Art museum. I will make a special trip back here next time I'm in town.
A free high quality art museum in Baltimore City. There's a lot of things going on there at any given time, and they are also free. Parking can be a bit of a challenge but that's pretty much given in the city. The gallery is clean and well maintained with many interesting factoids about each piece. Definitely go, and go often :)