Behind-the-Scenes at the Walters with Regine Schulz

This is the first installment of a new weekly interview series, on the Culture Comment blog. It’s called “Behind-the-Scenes.” Each week, you’ll discover new facts and information about the people that make the Walters Art Museum tick. First, let’s meet Regine Schulz, Curator of Ancient Art. If you’d like to ask Regine a question, feel free to post a comment here.

This is the first installment of a new weekly interview series, on the Culture Comment blog. It’s called “Behind-the-Scenes.” Each week, we’ll discuss new facts and information about the people that make the Walters Art Museum tick. First, let’s meet Regine Schulz, Curator of Ancient Art.


Gallery of Ancient Art
a Gallery of Ancient Art at the Walters Art Museum

Gary Vikan: What is your position at the Walters?
Regine Schulz: I am the Curator of Ancient Art.

Continue reading Behind-the-Scenes at the Walters with Regine Schulz →

Just for Easter

Photo: GV
Photo: GV

Most of the great art of the European Middle Ages was devoted to religion. As was much of Europe’s finest art for centuries thereafter.

Toward the middle of the 15th century the great Sienese painter Giovanni di Paolo captured Christ in the Decent from the Cross with a spiritual intensity matched only by Christ’s Resurrection, as captured in a bronze three centuries later by the famous Roman artist of the Baroque period, Gian  Lorenzo Bernini.

Continue reading Just for Easter →

There Must be a Better Way!

The Baltimore Museum of Art - photo: GV
The Baltimore Museum of Art - photo: GV

To support the arts in Baltimore City. High unemployment coupled with a dead real estate market and pension obligations skyrocketing out of control have left our new mayor with unprecedented financial challenges.

The BSO’s musicians have just agreed to a painful reduction in pay, and all cultural institutions in the City are facing cuts in public funding that will be very, very hard to absorb.

Continue reading There Must be a Better Way! →