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May 21, 2013 - Welcome to the World of Art in Baltimore
While many people assume that appreciating the work of art is just for the rich and wealthy, this is not the case when you visit The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. If you find this statement too difficult or hard to believe, then you should really make a trip there to see for yourself. Perhaps, to save you the trouble of driving, you can consider a bus charter service - this way, you can bring along some friends and family members for the trip too.
One of the purpose and mission of The Walters Art Museum is to create an environment and a place where people of every background can be exposed and touched by art. In fact, back in 1931, the museum’s founding benefactor, Henry Walters, bequeathed the core collection to the City of Baltimore "for the benefit of the public." This truly speaks of the core value of The Walters Art Museum in bringing art and people together for enjoyment, learning and discovering the beauty of art.
From time to time, The Walters Art Museum have different types of exhibitions and while you are there, it would be a good idea to take advantage of the opportunity to talk with their conservators during the viewing time and get some “behind the scenes” happenings on the conservation work in the museum. From a local’s point of view, The Walters Art Museum has always been a great place to visit as you will find many authentic exhibits from the time of the Egyptians, Old England and many beautiful paintings too.
As you take your leisurely walk through the galleries at The Walters Art Museum, you will certainly be awestruck with the extraordinary beauty and the range of its collection. Even more remarkable is the fact that the collection was born because of the artistic interest and public-mindedness of two men - William Thompson Walters and his son, Henry. It began in the 19th and early 20th centuries that these two men from Baltimore started a collection of a diverse range of artwork from all over the world. It included everything from European master paintings and decorative arts to Greek and Roman antiquities and also Far Eastern ceramics.
If you are one who loves beautiful art pieces, this trip will leave you in awe and you will definitely wish to return to visit again - and with the service of chartered bus, why not?