'Walters Off the Wall' Brings Art to Baltimore County Public Spaces
Towson, Maryland (August 27, 2013) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Walters Art Museum executive director Julia Marciari-Alexander today unveiled "Off the Wall in Baltimore County," an open-air exhibition that brings reproductions of classic paintings to main streets and outdoor spaces.
"This rotating exhibit enlivens public spaces," said County Executive Kamenetz. "It's wonderful to watch as people discover classic art in unexpected places, and stop to take a few minutes out of their busy day to study and enjoy these paintings."
A QR code for smartphones at each painting makes it easy for people to learn more about works at the Walters website.
"Our mission is to help people discover the joy of art in unique ways, and this project gives us an excellent opportunity to accomplish that goal," said Julia Marciari-Alexander, executive director at the Walters Art Museum. "Our hope is that as the community experiences replicas of these famous paintings, residents of Baltimore County will visit us and see the real paintings in person," she added.
Six Reproductions on View
Six reproductions of paintings from the Walters Art Museum collection are currently on view in Baltimore County. Each painting was selected to reflect the surrounding landscape and buildings, further connecting these works with contemporary life.
Historic Courthouse, Towson
Alexander the Great Unties the Gordian Knot by Giovanni Paolo Panini
Chesterwood Park, Dundalk
The Arbor by Gaston La Touche
Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley
View of Saint-Mammes by Alfred Sisley
Artful Gourmet Restaurant, Owings Mills
Merry Company by Jan van Biilert
Robert E. Lee Park, off Falls Road near Lake Avenue
The Terrace at Saint- Germain, Spring by Alfred Sisley
Meadowood Regional Park, Brooklandville
The Catskills by Asher Brown Durand