Crate Art?

Long-lost art or 70-year-old underwear? 

Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum was founded by railroad magnate Henry Walters (1848 – 1931) who left a palace filled with 22,000 art objects for the edification and enjoyment of the public.

Henry also left a mystery.

An archivist recently found two of Henry’s crates, padlocked, in a storage room. The crates arrived at the museum four decades ago from a bank Walters ran, but none of the old keys at the museum matched the padlocks on the crates and they were never opened. The mystery crates will be opened by a locksmith at 7:30PM on Friday, November 2nd at the Walters. Admission is free.

Curator Gary Vikan will exhibit a slide show about Elvis at 6:30PM, before the event, even though our revered national saint was not born until 1935, after the crate was sealed. Why? Another mystery.

Image by Mike Licht (American, Digital Primitive School).

One Response to “Crate Art?”

  1. Reminder: Crate Art Opening Tonight « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] the night that Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum opens the mystery crates. Do they hold ancient art or old plus-fours (”Not Wanted On Voyage”) belonging to […]

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