The museum is opening on a limited basis after being closed for six months.

Baltimore now has a new place for people to explore art indoors, this fall. The Walters Art Museum will be reopening to the public on September 16, once again giving Marylanders the opportunity to view its impressive art collections.

The museum is conducting a phased in reopening beginning with the Centre Street Building. Visitors will be allowed inside at a reduced capacity according to health and safety guidelines issued by Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. Everyone must wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocols. The Walters Art Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the pandemic, the museum remained active in the community by providing a variety of online content through its “virtual” museum program. Now the museum is ready to welcome visitors back in to see exhibits first-hand. 

“We are excited to invite people back into the museum and to once again share the art of this incredible collection with our community,” said Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director. “The Walters is guided by the belief that art and history play vital roles in shaping people’s lives and connecting us with each other. Although we’ve been able to shift much of our onsite programming to the digital realm and will continue to offer these resources online for free, we are eager to reopen our physical doors and welcome visitors back.”

The Walters Art Museum entry

Courtesy The Walters Art Musuem, Facebook

The Centre Street Building is home to many exhibits, including 19th Century European and American art, Medieval art, Islamic art and artifacts from the ancient world. All other buildings and sections of the museum including the cafe and museum store will remain closed until further notice. 

If you are planning to pay a visit to the museum, remember to wear a mask, and stay home if you are sick. Admission is free as always, but a maximum of 25 percent capacity is allowed, so there may be a wait to enter. The virtual programs remain available to the public and can be found at