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Ethiopian Art and Culture in Baltimore

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Ethiopian Art and Culture in Baltimore

In-Person Program

Weekend Tour

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1CDB29
Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts)
Fringe: I-495, Exit 27 carpool parking lot
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Triptych with Mary and Her Son, Archangels, Scenes from Life of Christ and Saints, early 16th century, Ethiopia (Walters Art Museum)

Arts journalist Richard Selden leads a visit to Baltimore to experience “Ethiopia at the Crossroads” at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The special exhibition celebrates the artistic traditions of Ethiopia from their origins to the present day and is the first major art exhibition in America to examine Ethiopian art in a global context. The Walters, which holds one of the most extensive collections of Ethiopian art outside of Ethiopia, features more than 225 objects from its collection in this exhibition, plus items from American, European, and Ethiopian lenders.  

After an authentic Ethiopian lunch at Dukem in Baltimore, visit an Ethiopian Orthodox church to explore this ancient culture more deeply and discuss the current state of the Ethiopian American community.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

Know Before You Go

  • The tour departs by motorcoach from downtown Washington, DC with a designated secondary pick-up outside the city. Content delivered by the study leader on the way to the destination, after the secondary pick-up, is an integral part of the study tour experience. Meeting the group once the tour is en route is discouraged.
  • Tour participants meet at and leave by bus from the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St., SW, with a stop at the I-495 Exit 27 carpool lot at 9:25 a.m.

General Information

  • Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • Smithsonian Associates is a mask-friendly environment. Please feel free to bring and wear a mask at any time during a tour, both for your safety or the safety of others.
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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.