We went for a visit to The Walters last Sunday. I don't think we've ever been there on a weekend, but it was not as crowded as I had feared.
There was plenty of space to sit and sketch, and they had "art carts" with blocks, books, and activities themed around the exhibits!
Mxyl was actually there on a field trip for his college art history class, but the rest of us tagged along and just enjoyed the museum.
I think my favorite part is their medieval section. It's really fun for the kids, and I enjoy all the religious art. There is something so special to seeing a rosary that's 800 years old, or a Mass kit that's 1600 years old (!), and realize that connection with people across time: they prayed the way I do... What was essential to them is the same thing that's still essential to me! It's such a deeply personal connection.
I guess it's a physical connection to the Communion of the Saints!