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Open Access

Second Friday of each month
  • Hosted by Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte

"Open Access" with Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director of the Walters Art Museum, inspires connections between you and the art on view at the Walters.  As the first woman to serve as director of the Walters Art Museum, Marciari-Alexander is highly regarded for her academic and institutional credentials and her infectious passion for the arts.

Tune in the second Friday of every month to hear Marciari-Alexander discuss how current events relate to seven millennia of art.

Sophonisba Anguissola

Mar 8, 2019

Walters Art Museum Executive Director Julia Marciari-Alexander discusses the work of women artists in Europe prior to the 1900s, and spotlights the work of Italian painter Sophonisba Anguissola, whose portrait of a young nobleman has hung in the Walters since its opening in 1934. Listeners are invited to view Sophonisba’s exquisite painting at The Walters Art Museum, where admission is always free.

Roberto Lugo

Feb 8, 2019

The Walters’ Executive Director Julia Marciari-Alexander interviews artist Roberto Lugo, a ceramist who has won national acclaim for his blending of traditional ceramic techniques with motifs and imagery that resonate with 21st century life. His work is currently on view at the Walters newly refurbished 19th century mansion 1 West Mount Vernon Place through July 15. Admission to the Walters is always free.