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The Walters Art Museum
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An Absolute Must
Oct 16, 2014 by: GipsieGirl from Annapolis, Maryland
I was fortunate enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives, library, and rare books manuscripts department I am still in awe! Strolling through the museum afterwards was also a breathtaking experience. I was able to visit the Medieval, Egyptian, and Italian sections, as well as the incredible Chamber of Wonders (thanks to the helpful recommendation of a very kind and friendly staff member). I only wish I had time to visit longer before my next conference tour had started! Can't wait to return!
Oct 16, 2014 by: MartaH69 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This was my second trip to the Walters. The first time was with my daughter's school on a field trip. At that time, they had a very-well informed guide that provided a great tour, well-adapted to their age group but also informative for adults. This time, it was a self-guided visit. As we only had several hours, I concentrated on their Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Sumerian collections which are incredibly impressive. The collection is extremely well presented, with clear and informative descriptions accompanying each item. I was particularly floored by a room with Roman sarcophagi. Their state of preservation is impressive! A painted cedar chest from pharaonic times that is about 3,000 years old is also among their striking pieces. They had a great exhibit on Maiolica ceramics from the early renaissance in the courtyard that I also enjoyed. Given our tight schedule, I had to leave their medieval and renaissance collection for our next visit.
World class collection
Oct 16, 2014 by: Gregory11217 from Brooklyn, New York
Generous beautiful galleries, especially liked the cabinet of curiousity. Large ares of museum is under renovation at present.
Oct 14, 2014 by: DayGloPirate from Richmond, Virginia
I especially liked the classical and medieval collections. Don't miss the collection of curiosities. Check out the gift shop too.
Very fine collection
Oct 13, 2014 by: Carol P from
The Walters museum is a very well-rounded art museum with a wide spectrum of art and decorative objects. Along with paintings and sculpture, they have wonderful manuscripts, jewelry, and an attached beautiful building filled with oriental and Asian art and objects. The Walters is in a beautiful area with a lovely city park, Washington monument, wonderful dining, Peabody Conservatory, and lovely little shops. Be sure to visit the Baltimore Basilica, the oldest cathedral in Baltimore right around the corner on Cathedral Street if you have the time.
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