The Walters Art Museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects. This extraordinary collection is rich in works that represent the height of human creativity and artistry.
Walking through the museum’s historic buildings visitors encounter a stunning panorama of thousands of years of art, from romantic 19th-century images of French gardens to mesmerizing Ethiopian icons, richly illuminated Qur’ans and Gospel books, ancient Roman sarcophagi, and serene images of the Buddha.
The Walters’ collection sparks wonder and surprise. And in presenting it, we uncover the stories behind the objects, share those histories through multiple viewpoints, and illuminate the connections with our lives today.