BNHA Walters Art Museum


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600 N Charles St

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

The Walters Art Museum, housed in three buildings along Mount Vernon Place, is noted for its collections of ancient artifacts, medieval armor, and Asian art. The museum boasts more than 55 centuries of art and more than 28,000 objects. From Greco-Roman statues to ancient Egyptian mummy masks to medieval European armor, kids will see works of art from all corners of the globe.

In 1931, the city of Baltimore received one of its greatest treasures when Henry Walters bequeathed his collection of 22,000 works of art to his native city “for the benefit of the public.” Today, the museum bearing the Walters’ family name is a cultural institution of international renown, one of only a few museums worldwide to present a comprehensive history of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century.