Open Access 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.
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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Nicole Berlin

This month Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director of the Walters Art Museum, speaks to Nicole Berlin, Zanvyl Kreiger Curatorial Fellow and co-curator of the upcoming exhibition Animal Tales. Hear about how surprising depictions of animals within the Walters’ collections of rare books and manuscripts represent morals and stories, and even how they connect to our modern world of memes and emojis.

Verónica Betancourt

On the April edition of Open Access, Julia speaks with Verónica Betancourt, Manager of Gallery Learning for the Walters. Verónica recruits and manages The Walters incredible team of docents who among their varied roles for the museum lead weekend Walk-in Tours and Spanish language tours.

Sophonisba Anguissola

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

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.

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