The Italian galleries of the Walters Art Museum bridge the past and the present in an exhibition that seeks to illustrate the connections between the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods and contemporary art, each offering insights into the other.
Activating the Renaissance features paintings, photography, and sculpture by six artists, the majority from the Baltimore area: Jessica Bastidas, Tawny Chatmon, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Murjoni Merriweather, Stephen Towns, and Ventiko. Their art is displayed alongside paintings and sculpture from the Walters collection by masters such as Jacopo Pontormo and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan, Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, selected the artists and artworks in the exhibition based on their ability to draw forward and reflect upon stylistic and thematic elements in both classic and contemporary work. The artworks are placed throughout the Italian Renaissance and Baroque galleries to show the techniques and stylistic elements that artists past and present use to share personal experience and portray their subjects.
The Walters Italian paintings constitute one of the most significant holdings in the Americas and some of the most popular and well-known works in the museum.
Activating the Renaissance is generously funded by supporters of the Walters Art Museum.
Sunday, February 5 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 9 at 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, February 10 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 11 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 12 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 16 at 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, February 17 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 18 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 19 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201