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A May 2003 trip to Baltimore by roza4

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Quote: Baltimore is often overlooked but it has a lot to offer to culture buffs - Walters Art Museum alone could be an exciting discovery.

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The two most important art museums in the city are Baltimore Museum of Art which has a great collection of impressionists and post-impressionists, and Walters Art Museum with a large collection that has works from ancient Egypt to the 20th century. If you are traveling with kids, visit the National Aquarium - they will have a blast.Quick Tips: When planning your trip to Baltimore, call 1-888-BALTIMORE to get some guides on what exhibits, performances, etc. are on. Every season the city publishes a quickguide that offers visitors information on the city events and some discount coupons. There is a good public transportation system in the city and for .00 you can get a City Pass that al...Read More

Walters Art Gallery

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Attraction | "The Walters Art Museum - Part I"

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Phone: 410-547-9000 website: www.thewalters.org Open: Tues-Sun 10am – 5pm, closed on Mondays Prices: adults - $8, students - $5 Combined entry to the museum and temporary exhibits: adults - $12, students - $8 The current collection of the Walters art museum was started by William Thompson Walters in 1860’s when he returned from Paris where he bought a lot of European works of art. When William died and left his collection to his son, Henry Walters continued the acquisitions and purchased Roman and Etruscan artifacts, Italian paintings of Baroque and Renaissance. In the beginning of the 20th century he built the museum building that the museum now occupies and bequeath...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2003

Walters Art Gallery
600 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
+1 410 547 9000

Walters Art Gallery

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Attraction | "The Walters Art Museum - Part II"

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Continued from Part I The third floor is connected with Hackerman House that has a large collection of Asian art. The Hackerman House was built in 1850 but its subsequent owners kept changing it. The remarkable staircase adorned by carvings ends in cupola with Tiffany skylight showing a woman kneeling in prayer is as much art in itself as the Japanese and Chinese artifacts in the adjacent rooms. The rooms have a large collection of Chinese and Japanese furniture, vases, writing boxes, pipes, Samurai clothes and weapons, Japanese porcelain, silk screens and screen-like doors, swords, pagodas and Indian sculptures. And then there is the fourth floor that starts with neoclassicism of David,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2003

Walters Art Gallery
600 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
+1 410 547 9000

Walters Art Gallery

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Attraction | "The Walters Art Museum - Part III"

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Continued from Part II The exhibit starts with paintings of Natalia Goncharova, who together with Mikhail Larionov are considered the creators of the Neo-Primitivism style. One of her most famous paintings "The Evangelists" is presented here. This painting is a mixture of the Russian icons tradition and lubok (seen in the flatness of figures) with western tradition. In this exhibit we can also see paintings by most of the artists from "The Jack of Diamonds" group which was organized by Aristarkh Lentulov, whose own work reminds very much of Robert Delaunay. The "Jack of Diamonds" group included Goncharova, Larionov, Lentulov, Malevich, Mashkov, Konchalovsky, and their exhibit took place in Decemb...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2003

Walters Art Gallery
600 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
+1 410 547 9000

Walters Art Gallery

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Attraction | "The Walters Art Museum - Part IV"

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Continued from Part III Peter Carl Faberge was a court jeweler to several of Russian tsars, and 50 imperial eggs for empress Maria Fedorovna and Alexandra Fedorovna made by Faberge are what he is most famous for. But this exhibit tries to illustrate that besides these treasures Faberge also created precious knickknacks, parasol handles, bell pushes, cigarette cases, stamp moisteners, and animal sculptures. The exhibit starts with the flower basins made of semiprecious stones in gilded bronze frame, table with malachite top, ceremonial cup with enameled horse, and tazzas that predate Faberge and show what inspired him to create a kovsh in the shape of a bat with the head of a Russian warrior made o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2003

Walters Art Gallery
600 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
+1 410 547 9000