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The Walters Art Museum
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settled in Baltimore
Apr 20, 2015 by: Thomas S from Savannah
Not bad, however you have to be a real art lover to tour the museum. They have a good selection of art from a variety of periods, from early civilizations, religious art, modern and other period artworks. The museum is free, ADA compliant and has a small café.
Apr 20, 2015 by: Josh H from Stephens City, Virginia
This is a great place to visit, especially for people on a budget. (it's free!) The collection is outstanding and the From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story exhibit was beautiful. Tip: after your visit, walk around the corner to see the Washington Monument and then walk a few blocks south to see the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Great Museum and Free!
Apr 19, 2015 by: primerstar6 from Baltimore
The Walters is a fun museum with lots of different things to see, and it's free. The collection is pretty expansive so you can spend a few hours here, or a little less time focusing on a few areas. The building is really nice and the museum is well organized. I'd recommend starting at the top and working your way down. Some of the special rooms, like collections of natural specimens or the armor and weapons room, are very interesting and unique for a smaller museum. There is a huge variety of stuff from different periods and aside from paintings and sculpture, weaponry, and artifacts there are rare books and manuscripts, jewelry and even some furniture and tapestry. I usually ride a bike or walk there, but there is apparently a parking lot across the street from the museum - get validated at the museum. It's closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It has a nice little gift shop and cafe as well. There are a few activities for kids too.
This is one of the great small museums of the world
Apr 18, 2015 by: Mentor2 from Washington, DC
The Walters is one of the "one of everything" museums, covering a wide range of art. It makes up in quality what it lacks in size. There are some works of art at the Walters that take the breath away. One is a sculptured portrait of Livia, the wife of Augustus, that looks as sleek as something done in the 1930s Art Deco period. There is a Renaissance painting of an "ideal city" which is a standard in many textbooks of that period. There are Faberge Easter Eggs which Putin would fight a war to put in the Kremlin.
Apr 18, 2015 by: JoAnn70820 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Definately worth a few hours if vacationing in Baltimore. Admission is free. Be sure to ride the free Charm City bus here. It drops you off across the street.
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