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The Walters Art Museum’s podcast, Free Admissions, goes behind-the-scenes of the museum’s latest exhibitions, programs, conservation projects, and more with the people who make the work of the Walters happen.
Each Free Admissions episode is an all-access guide to the Walters, featuring the latest news, guest interviews, and in-depth explorations of the Walters collection. Forge a connection with seven millennia of art at one of America’s most distinctive museums—where admission is always free.

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The Walters Art Museum’s podcast, Free Admissions, goes behind-the-scenes of the museum’s latest exhibitions, programs, conservation projects, and more with the people who make the work of the Walters happen.
Each Free Admissions episode is an all-access guide to the Walters, featuring the latest news, guest interviews, and in-depth explorations of the Walters collection. Forge a connection with seven millennia of art at one of America’s most distinctive museums—where admission is always free.

    Ep. 3: Reflect & Remix

    Ep. 3: Reflect & Remix

    In this episode of Free Admissions, Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director, details her favorite object in the collection. Meanwhile, curators Lynley Anne Herbert and Earl Martin walk us through the museum’s newest exhibition, Reflect and Remix: Art Inspiring Artists.

    Episode Segments
    00:00 - Introduction
    00:57 - The Melanchthon Watch with Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director of the Walters Art Museum
    05:52 - Overview of Reflect & Remix: Art Inspiring Artists
    07:29 - Interview with Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Earl Martin, Deborah and Philip English Curator of Decorative Arts, Design, and Material Culture.
    20:57 - Hidden gems from the 19th century collection with Aric Dietrich, Visitor Experience Associate
    23:40 - Credits

    Related Links
    Reflect & Remix: Art Inspiring Artists
    Selections From the North American Collection: People and Places
    Spherical Table Watch (Melanchthon’s Watch)
    Saint Amelie
    Fernand Thesmar Cup #1
    Fernand Tehsmar Cup #2
    Hudson River Landscape
    Bust of Dr. Dio Lewiss

    • 25 min
    Ep. 2: The Creative Power of Women

    Ep. 2: The Creative Power of Women

    In this episode of Free Admissions, we celebrate Women’s History Month. Discover the history of nearly 75 years of women leadership in the Walters Conservation Department from its director, Julie Lauffenburger. Learn about New on the Bookshelf: The Creative Power of Women from the exhibition’s curator, Lynley Anne Herbert.

    Episode Segments
    00:00 - Introduction
    00:45 - Overview of New on the Bookshelf: The Creative Power of Women, with Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall, curator of rare books and manuscripts
    07:28 - Interview with Julie Lauffenberger, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of Conservation, Collections, and Technical Research
    20:57 - Exhibition Title Testing with Roslyn Esperon, Manager of Evaluations and Audience Impact
    25:08 - Credits

    Related Links
    New on the Bookshelf: The Creative Power of Women⁠
    Walters Art Museum Conservation Window⁠
    The Clothilde Missal⁠
    ⁠The Archangel Michael⁠
    ⁠Across Asia: Arts of Asia and the Islamic World ⁠

    Plan your visit:⁠ https://thewalters.org/visit/guidelines/⁠
    Follow us on our socials:⁠ https://linktr.ee/thewaltersartmuseum⁠

    • 27 min
    Ep. 1: Ethiopia at the Crossroads

    Ep. 1: Ethiopia at the Crossroads

    In the first episode of Free Admissions, we chat with the exhibition’s curator Christine Sciaccia about Ethiopia at the Crossroads, the first major art exhibition in America to examine an array of Ethiopian cultural and artistic traditions from their origins to the present day. Conservation Scientist Annette Ortiz introduces us to her unique officemates (aka, her go-to conservation equipment).

    Episode Segments
    00:00 - Introduction
    00:43 - Overview of Ethiopia at the Crossroads
    04:32 - Interview with Christine Sciacca, Curator of European Art, 300–1400 CE
    18:31 - Equipment in the Conservation Science Lab with Annette Ortiz, Conservation Scientist
    21:55 - Credits

    Related Links
    Ethiopia at the Crossroads
    Folding Processional Icon in the Shape of a Fan
    Plan your visit: https://thewalters.org/visit/guidelines/
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/thewaltersartmuseum

    • 23 min

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