The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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The Walters Art Museum houses a vast selection of world art, including Greek sculpture, Roman sarcophagi, Art Nouveau jewelry, and medieval ivories, as well as Old Master and 19th-century masterpieces. Named for William Thompson Walters and Henry Walters, the father and son duo who collected a significant portion of the museum’s pieces, the museum opened in 1934 following Henry’s death and subsequent donation of his collection to the city of Baltimore. An audio guide is available to talk you through each exhibit. Make your Baltimore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This museum was so fun for my 3 and 7 year old. Suits of armor, bugs, a mummy... we didn't really make it off of the first floor. Except to go to the lower level, where kids could complete an art proj...  more »
  • Worth stopping in periodically just for the standing exhibits, but would highly recommend for the current exhibit on Fabergé and Russian decorative arts. The contents are from the Walters’ own collect...  more »
  • Museums and collectors are often faced with challenges when displaying art. Do they focus on a particular artist or do they go with a genre or era? The Walters Art Museum solves this challenge by focu...  more »
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  • This is a great free museum. It has a good variety of historical artifacts and art from different time periods (e.g. Egyptian artifacts, Renaissance sculpture, Medieval armor, etc.). This is much more of a classical museum than a modern museum. They regularly host events for all ages - tours for adults, crafting nights for children, late nights for young adults, special events that correspond with city events like the monument lighting. It is spacious and always clean.
  • The Faberge egg exhibit was really interesting. We also enjoyed the art of Asia exhibit. A member of the staff warned us that the Asia exhibit was easy to miss since it was down some stairs. Don't be afraid to ask if you don't see much there. There is a multi level exhibit with tons of Buddhist art there.
  • The museum is great. The parking lot across from it , not so much. I understand that it's $15 per day and if one wants to park overnight you must pay $15 for the next day as the day ends at midnight. I pay $30 to park overnight in a pinch and the next morning the attendant blocks my car in with another persons vehicle claiming he had to pay $15 out of his own pocket for something he could't clearly explain because he couldn't see the ticket displayed on my dash board? That I clearly displayed on my dash board because other wise the vehicle will be towed, they tell you that when you buy parking there and I've used the lot 4 times in the past. Had to give him $20 so he could unblock my car and so that I could leave. Long story short, one of the workers here is corrupt. The other staff have always been great and knowledgeable about the lot rules. I just don't park here anymore.
  • Art museum with decent collections of art paintings and medieval, religious and eastern artifacts. Located in heart of Mt Vernon, it is surrounded by several eateries and entertainment venues and historical sites. Street parking is rare and difficult but lots and garages are available within walking distance. Admission price is a suggested donation.
  • Great learning experience for my son. And I like that they have some hands on learning as well. You know how children love to touch things. Did I mention the admission is free.

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