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Baltimore Museum of Art

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Address: 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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+1 443-573-1700
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is home to an internationally renowned...

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art-including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.* The museum is currently undergoing an unprecedented $28 million renovation to provide visitors with a more welcoming environment and more imaginative and inspiring encounters with art. The BMA is remaining open throughout the multi-year project so that visitors can enjoy its outstanding selection of European and American painting and sculpture from the 17th through 20th centuries and the newly reinstalled Contemporary Wing with 14 galleries showcasing the art of our time. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.

The museum's 100th anniversary will be celebrated in November 2014 with the reopening of the grand historic entrance designed by John Russell Pope and a beautiful new presentation of the museum's distinguished collection of American art. Subsequent reopenings include expanded galleries for the African and Asian art collections and a new learning and creativity center that will open in 2015. Since 2006, the BMA has eliminated general admission fees so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.

* Many of the BMA's works by Matisse are part of a special exhibition traveling to museums in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and San Antonio in 2013 and 2014. If you are visiting to see a specific artwork, please call the BMA Box Office to make sure it will be on view.

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Matisse Diebenkorn exhibition

There is a special exhibition at the museum about the artists Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn going on until January 29. It is quite popular and the museum is extending its... read more

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a art student, I go here because of school's recommendation. This museum have almost everything. They just opened their African art gallery and the pieces are amazing. Sometimes when you go, you get children on school trips, which I don't mind at all. The only people I do mind is the "stuck up" people who go in there and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a special exhibition at the museum about the artists Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn going on until January 29. It is quite popular and the museum is extending its hours to accommodate the demand. The main theme of the exhibit is that the younger artist, Diebenkorn, was inspired and greatly influenced by the works of the older Matisse... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very disappointed in the long wait time (45 minutes) to enter the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit, despite arriving at the appointed time (noon), the line snaked around for 45 minutes before getting into the exhibit. The staff had said it would take about 15 minutes to get in, but that was a gross underestimate. It seems museum organizers, hungry for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although this museum offers free admission, we opted to buy a "dual" membership which gives one passes for 2 to special exhibits and discounts in the adjoining restaurant and the museum gift shops + free parking (which is very limited but, if obtained, very convenient). We enjoy great museums of art. Compared to the National Gallery in Washington or the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Matisse-Diebenkorn exhibit at the BMA is really excellent. The exhibit traces the trajectory of both artists through their careers and compares them. It discusses Matisse's influence on Diebenkorn. I couldn't really see the influence in each individual painting. Overall it was wonderful and I really loved the Matisse's.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent museum, the "Cone collection" being a fantasic modern art collection. The museum is free. Delicious resturant, Gertrude's" on site. Easy parking either in the lot or metered street parking.

Thank qamea7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The relatively small collection has been brilliantly assembled. You could hold an art history survey class here and feel like you had done justice to most nations and eras.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great visit with special Matisse exhibit which ends at the end of January 2016. However, general exhibits have Matissse, Renoir and Andy Warhol and a number of other famous pieces and artists.

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Columbia, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although we have lived near Baltimore most of our adult lives and visited museums all over the world, for some reason we never went to the BMA thinking it wouldn't measure up, especially with the National Gallery in DC nearby. Well we were wrong....the collection here is broad and very interesting. Only thing I would add is that they need... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it was a great dating location but no longer, kids, Cant go on rainy day because kids would never endure it. But still a great location. Many fine works and great atmosphere. They host many special events as well so check their website.

Thank mike p

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