Visit to the Walters Art Museum

Viewing art inspired by the teachings
of the Buddha

Thursday, September 28 | 9 AM - 5 PM

Join Fr. David Peck and Prof. Randall Zachman on a trip to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland to view an exquisite collection of Buddhist art including the carved figure of a Bodhisattva (one who seeks enlightenment) from the 2nd or 3rd century, Pakistan.

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum is among America’s most distinctive museums, forging connections between people and art from cultures around the world, spanning seven millennia. Located in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters is free for all. The museum’s campus includes five historic buildings and over 36,000 art objects. Moving through the museum’s galleries, visitors encounter a stunning array of objects, from 19th-century paintings of French country and city life to Ethiopian icons, richly illuminated Qur’ans and Gospel books, ancient Roman sarcophagi and images of the Buddha.

The Visit

8:30 AM: Gather at Saint James and prepare for departure at 9 AM

9:00 AM: Depart for Baltimore by coach bus

11:30 AM: Lunch at the Mount Vernon Marketplace, a five-minute walk from the museum. Or if preferred, participants are invited to bring their own lunch.

12:30 PM: Enter museum to view Buddhist art as well as other collections as time allows. Fr. David Peck and Dr. Randall Zachman will curate the visit and help us understand the art in the context of Buddhist teachings and beliefs.

3:00 PM: Board coach bus and return to Lancaster at approximately 5 PM

Cost

$100 per person

Ticket Discounts

Bundle your ticket purchase when you purchase more than one activity. Save 10% on any two events or save 20% on all three. (Discounts apply to Walters Museum trip, Grace Song retreat and six-week Mercy Seminar only)

Have questions? Email Nancy LeVasseur for more information.

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