Walters Art Museum unveils new installation of its Asian and Islamic collections

Tile with Image of a Man, Iran, circa 1650, earthenware ceramic with overglaze decoration. Bequest of Dr. George Krotkoff, 2014
Tile with Image of a Man, Iran, circa 1650, earthenware ceramic with overglaze decoration. Bequest of Dr. George Krotkoff, 2014
Tile with Image of a Man, Iran, circa 1650, earthenware ceramic with overglaze decoration. Bequest of Dr. George Krotkoff, 2014

BALTIMORE — This spring, the Walters Art Museum debuts Across Asia: Arts of Asia and the Islamic World. The exhibition, which opened April 23 and is ongoing, features more than 600 works of art spanning 5,000 years and marks the first time in the museum’s history that its core Asian and Islamic art collections are on view together. Across Asia highlights the connections among art, cultures, religions and ideas across the vast geography of Asia, and includes examples of architecture, calligraphy, ceramics, cloisonne, enamelwork, lacquerware, manuscripts, metalwork, painting, sculpture and textiles.

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Majolica Mania bewitches at Walters Art Museum

Lobster dish, Minton Ceramics Manufactory, artist Matilda Charsley. Majolica, designed 1868. Courtesy the Walters Art Museum, photo credit Bruce White
Lobster dish, Minton Ceramics Manufactory, artist Matilda Charsley. Majolica, designed 1868. Courtesy the Walters Art Museum, photo credit Bruce White
Lobster dish, Minton Ceramics Manufactory, artist Matilda Charsley. Majolica, designed 1868. Courtesy the Walters Art Museum, photo credit Bruce White

BALTIMORE — The Walters Art Museum transports visitors back to the Victorian era with Majolica Mania, an exhibition that highlights the beauty and inventiveness of a once wildly popular ceramic with ties to Baltimore. Majolica Mania opens March 13 and is on view through August 7. Admission is free.

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Walters Art Museum wins $463K NEH grant

Exterior of the Walters Art Museum, which has received a $463,000 grant from the NEH. Image by Smash the Iron Cage via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Exterior of the Walters Art Museum, which has received a $463,000 grant from the NEH. Image by Smash the Iron Cage via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Exterior of the Walters Art Museum, which has received a $463,000 grant from the NEH. Image by Smash the Iron Cage via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

BALTIMORE — The Walters Art Museum has received a $463,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan. The grant will fund new community engagement, accessibility, and inclusivity initiatives at the Walters, as well as support the museum’s core missions including free education, exhibitions, and virtual offerings.

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Walters Art Museum receives $2.5M and collection of majolica

Majolica pedestal stand for jardiniere by the Minton Ceramics Manufactory, 1876, gift of Deborah and Philip English. Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.
Majolica pedestal stand for jardiniere by the Minton Ceramics Manufactory, 1876, gift of Deborah and Philip English. Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.
Majolica pedestal stand for jardiniere by the Minton Ceramics Manufactory, 1876, gift of Deborah and Philip English. Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.

BALTIMORE — The Walters Art Museum has received a $2.5 million gift from Baltimore art collectors Deborah and Philip English to endow and hire a new curator to specialize in the areas of decorative arts, design, and material culture. In addition, the Englishes committed to donating more than 500 objects in their collection of majolica to the museum.

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