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Baltimore Museum of Art

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Address: 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
Phone Number: +1 443-573-1700
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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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Baltimore Museum of Art - Who Knew??

I have been in a lot of art museums in both the United States and Europe, and I am embarrassed to admit that I had overlooked a local gem. We planned a family day in Baltimore... read more

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in a lot of art museums in both the United States and Europe, and I am embarrassed to admit that I had overlooked a local gem. We planned a family day in Baltimore, which was to consist of a late breakfast at the Papermoon Diner, and then a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art. We were... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very happy to visit this museum, since I wanted some place to go to in Baltimore and I wasn't sure of where to go. It turns out they have a lovely Impressionistic collection, which I really like. And they have a nice African collection as well. I went to the gift shop hoping to find some African masks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The art collections are substantial, especially in American and modern art. Take note of the outstanding Cone Collection, with its focus on Matisse and other artists of his period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you really admire Henri Matisse wonderful creations you will thoroughly enjoy this exhibit. My wife and I decided to take a short detour from our way back from Washington D.C. To stop st the Baltimore Museum of Art to specifically see this exhibit. It was worth the extra 3.5 hours (that's total time of getting to Baltimore and viewing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in Baltimore on Mon/Tues... which is when the BAM is closed in off season...but went for 2 hrs on Wednesday, to see the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit. (Permanent collection is free; pay to see the special exhibit.) The M-D exhibit was extremely well curated - paintings were hung to show influence and parallel thinking, and the audio narrative (provided free with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a one day stopover in Baltimore on a cruise trip and took advantage of the time to spend in a rushed visit to the most important art museuem . We got to the museuem at about 10 am and spend a marvelous 5 hour seeing some of the top art works in the world. We were fortunate in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I had known how wonderful the Cone sisters collection was I would have visited years ago! The presentation of the collection was outstanding, the staff friendly and well-informed, the restaurant lively and welcoming. Matisse paintings and sculptures were a highlight. And Guerrilla Girls raise a smile - sisters telling it like it is. A beautiful museum with truly world-class... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a crowded day after Thanksgiving, the special Matisse exhibition sure brought the crowds. While the BMA may not be one of the world's greatest art museums, it surely is a first rate attraction for any visitor to Baltimore and should not be missed. Situated in a lovely park-like setting adjacent to Johns Hopkins University, the free admission (charge for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little museum, and though not as large a one of the Smithsonian museums in nearby DC, they have quite the collection. You can see everything in about 2-4 hours, and they even have a little area for dining and a gift shop. We have visited many times throughout the years. They sometimes have free visit days... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a cute little cafe with an outdoor garden in the back of the museum. Great place for Sunday brunch. Good food, and the museum has a great Impressionist collection.

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