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The Walters Art Museum
Based on 592 traveler reviews
Oct 25, 2014 by: musicallover93 from Reading, Pennsylvania
This museum is great for finding art from early man- Byzantine era. These areas, including Egyptian Art and Greek and Roman Art, really please with easy moving around, good labels that are clear for all pieces, and an amazing amount of art, honestly. I was a little disappointed in the way some of the other art was displayed. I love Romantic and Neoclassical Art, yet when I went to view these pieces, they are seemed to be jammed together on the walls without any sort of labels, except for in a binder at one side of the room. Cool museum, but still a little disappointed.
Museum, you will not be bored
Oct 21, 2014 by: Barbara B from Baltimore, Maryland
I liked that the museum was really close and it had lots of history. Located in Mt.vernon. The original museum was a residential mansion that was donated to the city of Baltmore.
world renowned art
Oct 20, 2014 by: Robert281 from Grand Rapids, Michigan
great mid sized art collection of both masters and contemporary set in both historic townhouses and newer addition. very walkable and in good neighborhood, Mt. Vernon Square
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.
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