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The Walters Art Museum, located in Baltimore, Maryland's Mount Vernon neighborhood, is a small privately-formed art collection open to the public. The museum's collection was amassed substantially by two men, William Thompson Walters ( –1894), who began serious collecting when he moved to Paris at the outbreak of the American Civil War, and Henry Walters (1848–1931), who refined the collection and rehoused it in a palazzo. The Walters Gallery opened to the public on Wednesdays in April and May, in 1875. The collection touches masterworks of ancient Egypt, Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi, medieval ivories, illuminated manuscripts, Renaissance bronzes; Old Master and 19th-century paintings; Chinese ceramics and bronzes; and Art Deco jewelry. Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... The Washington Monument dominates the center of the neighborhood Mount Vernon is a neighborhood located just to the north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Henry Walters (1848 - 1931) was an American rail magnate (Atlantic Coast Line) and founder of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


In the fall of 2001, the Walters reopened its largest building after a dramatic three-year renovation. The Walters Art Museum is where the Archimedes Palimpsest may be seen. The Archimedes Palimpsest is a palimpsest on parchment in the form of a codex which originally was a copy of an otherwise unknown work of the ancient mathematician, physicist, and engineer Archimedes of Syracuse and other authors. ...


Starting Sunday, October 1, 2006, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum began having totally free admission year-round as a result of grants given by Baltimore City and Baltimore County. [1] The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1914. ...


Coordinates: 39°17′48″N, 76°36′58″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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  1. ^ FREE ADMISSION AT BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART AND WALTERS ART MUSEUM BEGINS OCTOBER 1. Groundbreaking cooperation and financial support from Baltimore City and Baltimore County provides greater public access to world-class art. Retrieved on September 23, 2006.

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Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD (463 words)
Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD museumstuff.com :: museums :: Walters Art Museum
William Walters (1819-94), Henry’s father, had assembled a splendid collection of 19th-century art and Asian art, and under his son’s auspices the collection was transformed into one of the finest of all American private collections.
The Walters’ Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Byzantine, Ethiopian, and western medieval art collections are among the best in the nation, as are the museum’s holdings of Renaissance and Asian art.
The Walters Art Museum - Collections (238 words)
The Walters is unusual among world museums for the outstanding quality of its collections and for the range of its holdings, which span some 55 centuries-from ancient Egyptian art to late 19th-century European paintings and decorative objects.
Derived largely from the collection of Baltimore industrialist William T. Walters and his son, Henry Walters, which were donated to the city of Baltimore in 1931 and supplemented thereafter by donations and purchases, the Walters Art Museum houses the highest artistic achievements of both well-known and anonymous artists from nearly every corner of the world.
The holdings of the Walters are outstanding not only for their quality, but for their range and diversity, spanning some 55 centuries from ancient Egyptian art to late 19th-century European paintings and decorative objects.
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