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The Walters Art Museum


600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Construction Date:1909
Architect:William Adams Delano (1909); Shepley, Bullfinch, Richardson, Abbott (1974); KMW Architecture (2001), and Marks, Thomas Architects (2017)
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In the 1870’s, William Walters, a prominent liquor wholesaler and avid art collector, would open his art collections to the public on Wednesdays in April and May. When William died in 1894, he passed his art collection to his son Henry who acquired more art works and commissioned construction of the original Walters Art Museum building in 1905. This building was modeled after the 17th century Collegio dei Gesuiti in Genoa. A brutalist-style addition was constructed in 1974, and renovated from 1998 to 2001 to feature a glass facade. The Walters collection features 32,000 objects from across the globe representing 55 centuries of history. Come see the works of art in the newly revitalized One West Mount Vernon Place, a spectacular 19th century mansion!

  • Photography: Visitors are asked to not use flash photography or tripods.
  • Parking: Street parking available.
  • Accessibility: Fully accessible.