Selected works from The Walters Art Museum are now available in the Digital Library. This release, comprising more than 3,000 images of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts from the permanent collection, joins the 600 images previously contributed by the museum. The Walters Art Museum houses more than 28,000 objects, presenting an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th century Europe. Its holdings include the ancient art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, European art from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, 18th- and 19th-century European and American art, and Asian and Islamic art, as well as an outstanding manuscript and rare book collection. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, William T. Walters and his son, Henry, collected a diverse range of objects from around the world, together amassing nearly 22,000 works of art that formed the foundation of the museum’s collections. Upon his death in 1931, Henry Walters bequeathed the core of his collection to the City of Baltimore “for benefit of the public.” Since 2006, both the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art have instituted a free admission policy, made possible by grants from the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County.
To view The Walters Art Museum collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “The Walters Art Museum;” or enter the keyword search: thewalters.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Walters Art Museum collection page.