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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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11:00 - 18:00
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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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Art Without the Attitude

Too often, museums of art carry an heir of pretentiousness. The Baltimore Museum of Art works sincerely to diffuse such an approach. Rather, the BMA staff goes out of its way to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Too often, museums of art carry an heir of pretentiousness. The Baltimore Museum of Art works sincerely to diffuse such an approach. Rather, the BMA staff goes out of its way to remain approachable to all comers. A very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or two....or three.

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Ellicott City, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art was the fortunate recipient of The Cone Collection, a significant collection of art from the late 1800s and early 1900s that includes a world-reknown collection of works by Henri Matisse, as well as those by Picasso, Seurat, Degas, and others. Beyond these are other notable resident exhibits that include Warhol, Impressionists, Rodin, and a variety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

It's Free as in "no admission charges none at all." Wow & how can this be? Such a delightful collection - not too big - not too small; and a bunch of very nice Impressionist artists are represented. American, Asian, European, Flemish etc makes it a wonderful sampler of so many genre. Do take the time to check out their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

What an incredible Baltimore treasure. The exhibit was fantastic, the staff extremely courteous and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Of particular interest is the Cone collection of art with a substantial gathering of Matisse paintings, sculptures, and drawings. There is also a good collection of Andy Warhol works in the Modern/Contemporary gallery. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch in the museum restaurant, Gertrude's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The BMA is bigger than I expected based on the floor plan, but still small enough that it's not overwhelming. It has a great collection of art, from ancient mosaics to an impressive post-impressionist collection. Parking is easy, and handicapped parking is free. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art is one of my favorite museums. Housed in a graceful neoclassical building next to Johns Hopkins' lovely campus, it has a superb permanent collection for its.size. Its temporary exhibitions are first rate -- the recent Diebenkorn-Matisse exhibit was frankly better curated and more interesting than any show I've seen in Philadelphia in the past couple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Matisse exhibition was very well designed, tickets were easy to purchase and crowds were well managed by staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I went to the BMA for the first time this week and was very impressed. The Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition is spectacular. It's curated exquisitely and hung superbly. We also visited several galleries of the permanent collection which is also stunning and very impressive. This is a must see collection if you're near Baltimore. I can't say enough good things about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Fortunately the Baltimore Museum of Art assembled a wonderful comparative exhibit of Matisse and Diebenkorn. Unfortunately the popularity of the exhibit caused overcrowding of the parking lot and restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful under the stress. Make a reservation if you plan to eat at the BMA.

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