United States

600 N. Charles Street
Phone: 410 547 9000

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

Permanent Collection

The holdings of the Walters are outstanding not only for their quality, but for their range and diversity, spanning some 55 centuries from ancient Egyptian art to late 19th-century European paintings and decorative objects. The museum houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world. Among its thousands of treasures are masterpieces of Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Islamic, Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th- and 19th-century European and American art, an outstanding group of East Asian bronzes and Asian ceramics, as well as one of the world’s finest manuscript and rare book collections.


Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt

Occurs every week on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
During the period
December 02, 2006 - November 18, 2007
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum

Occurs every week on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
During the period
February 03, 2007 - April 29, 2007
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye

Occurs every week on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
During the period
February 11, 2007 - May 06, 2007
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Floral Still Lifes from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff

Occurs every week on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
During the period
March 29, 2007 - June 10, 2007
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Previous Exhibitions

"For This Is My Body": The Medieval Missal
November 04, 2006 - January 28, 2007

Courbet and the Modern Landscape
October 15, 2006 - January 07, 2007

Courbet/Not Courbet
September 16, 2006 - March 11, 2007

Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts
July 22, 2006 - October 29, 2006

Forthcoming exhibitions

Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

Occurs every week on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
During the period
June 15, 2007 - August 26, 2007
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Linda Day Clark: The Gee's Bend Photographs

Occurs every week on
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
During the period
June 15, 2007 - September 02, 2007
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM


General Admission: Free

Opening hours

Wednesday - Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fridays open till 8 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays including: Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day. The museum will also be closed for Thanksgiving Day, December 24, and December 25.

Open on the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, and Columbus Day.

Getting there

The Walters is located at 600 North Charles Street in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon Cultural District, about one mile north of the Inner Harbor and downtown business district. It is conveniently located near MTA bus lines (Nos. 3, 11, 31, 61, and 64) and the Centre Street Light Rail stop. The main entrance is located on Centre Street near the corner of Centre and Cathedral streets.

A staffed parking lot is conveniently located across the street from the museum at Centre and Cathedral streets. Museum visitors are eligible for reduced rates so stop by the Visitor Information Desk to get your ticket stamped.


Museum Shop
Visitor Information Desk
Coat Check Room
Lost & Found

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Walters' programs are designed to stimulate curiosity, invite participation, and encourage reflection about art as an important aspect of history and human discovery. Above all, our programs are designed to make the Walters historical collections accessible and relevant to our lives today.


The School Programs Department provides real and virtual educational resources that make the Walters' collections of visual art accessible to the K-12 school community in Maryland .

We partner with school systems throughout the state of Maryland to provide professional development opportunities and resources for teachers to integrate the arts into the K-12 core curriculum.


The Walters Art Museum offers a variety of extraordinary programs where you can make cool art, see live performances, play dress up, or tour the museum with a kid-friendly passport designed to foster discovery. Our programs and interpretive materials encourage a variety of approaches to looking at, talking about, and explaining art in order to create rich learning environments. Audiences of all ages can experience and enjoy art together.



Internships for undergraduate and graduate students are offered in the fall, spring, and summer.
Click here for internship deadlines and more information.

Student Memberships

The Walters offers a $35 student membership, which includes discounts at the Walters Cafe, the Museum Store, and more than 40 local restaurants and shops.

College Night

This free evening of education and entertainment offers gallery tours, artist demonstrations, art activities, free food, and more!
Click here for more information on upcoming College Nights.
Resources for faculty and students

The resources of the Walters Library are available to college and university faculty and students.


The best way to experience the Walters Art Museum and all that we have to offer is to become a member. Members receive special opportunities, discounts only for members, enhanced learning opportunities and involvement.

Venue hire

The Walters Art Museum provides one of the most sophisticated settings in Baltimore for a wide variety of special events. From small business meetings to cocktail receptions for 500, the Walters Art Museum is a preiminent venue for your special occasion - one you and your guests will long remember.

Picture your next office event in a grand banquet room of the historic Walters Art Museum. Surround your guests with paintings and other breathtaking art - treating them like royalty and letting them know just how appreciated they are.

Or imagine a flower-lined courtyard filled with ancient and famed scultures fit for the textbooks. The Walters Art Museum transforms the ordinary to the extraordinary by creating an unforgettable setting for your wedding reception. A famed Maryland wedding location, our elegant Sculpture Court is one of several sites that the Watlers offers to make your special day the most memorable event for you, your friends, and family.

And don't worry about having to plan this big day yourself - as one of the top Maryland wedding locations, we offer experienced wedding planners who will handle everything from outfitting an elegant banquet room with perfect place settings to decking the halls with elaborate flower arrangements. We also have an arsenal of professional caterers who create edible works of art only fitting for a museum of this quality.