1 West Mount Vernon Place, the Walters Art Museum’s 19th-century mansion, opens on Saturday, June 16 after a multi-year transformation.
Situated in the heart of Mount Vernon, 1 West will offer visitors exciting new ways to experience the Walters’ renowned collection in one of Baltimore’s most distinctive buildings.
On June 16, the Walters celebrates the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place with a free block party on Mount Vernon Square featuring an array of special programs, an opening ceremony, food trucks, art-making, and performances for visitors of all ages.
Admission to 1 West Mount Vernon Place and the Walters Art Museum is free.
An architectural masterpiece
The Walters approached 1 West Mount Vernon Place as a work of art in its own right, creating a new experience of the building and art inside. The project showcases the building’s striking interior features, such as the grand spiral staircase, Tiffany stained-glass skylight, and Baccarat-style chandeliers.
The $10.4 million project was supported by the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, and the France-Merrick Foundation, Leo and Anna Belle Sirota, Baltimore County, Martha Ann Peters and other generous donors, and received a Best of Maryland award from Preservation Maryland.