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Doors Open Baltimore

Explore Charm City

Doors Open Baltimore is expanding to 2 days in 2017, which means you can explore Baltimore even more!

Saturday, October 28: Visit participating sites
Sunday, October 29: Attend special events

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The Walters Art Museum

600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 www.thewalters.org

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 fifty-five centuries of history. Learn about the museum’s collections in a tour starting at the Centre Street entrance at 10:15am and stick around for the Fall Family Festival from 11am to 3pm!

Visit Baltimore Heritage for more historic info on this site
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