Allegory of the Element Earth by Leandro Bassana

Last month we told you about The Walters Art Museum’s program to bring reproduced classic paintings to Baltimore’s main streets and outdoor spaces in November.  Here’s one at Whole Foods and we can report that it is having its intended effect: everyone’s stopping to look.

The museum is replicating paintings on weather-resistant vinyl, placing them in period-correct frames, mounting them to commercial walls and “planting” them in parks. The high-quality reproductions will be displayed now through April 2013.

The Walters has two ways for the public to share photos of the roaming artwork. A group on Flickr is available at or share photos on Twitter at #otwbmore.