Julia Marciari-Alexander says we can virtually explore Walters Art Museum during shutdown

April 14, 2020 | WNST Audio

As we continue our Baltimore Positive arts discussions, we were humbled and honored to welcome Julia Marciari-Alexander of the Walters Art Museum as she caught up with Don Mohler and Nestor.

“When you meet someone and you say you work at the Walters, everyone has a story that’s all about interacting with the art in a very personal way,” Marciari-Alexander said. “Not only is it a world class museum – it is one of the Top 25 art museums in this country, and really an incredible asset that we have here in Baltimore – but more than that it’s like a time machine and you can actually travel the world and travel across time just by walking in these doors.”

Like many museums and artistic venues across the world during this pandemic, the Walters Art Museum has adjusted to provide more of an online presence, something that Julia says they were uniquely prepared to do.

“The Walters was really an early leader in what we now call digital engagement, that we’ve been engaged in it for a very long time. One of the things that we were able to do was really just repackage the digital assets that we already had.”

To hear Julia Marciari-Alexander’s full conversation with Nestor and Don Mohler, listen here: