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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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Lovely classical building design, great collection of American art, Roman era mosaics, the Cone collection, plus African, pre-Columbian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Good... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely classical building design, great collection of American art, Roman era mosaics, the Cone collection, plus African, pre-Columbian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Good toy section in the gift shop. Free admission.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a nice art museum with some wonderful pieces, including several rooms of Matisse. It's free, with a great little restaurant for lunch.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The museum is bright and comfortable, travelling exhibits encourage repeat visits, the staff is very friendly. I love the sculpture garden (and the museum shop). And it' free and open to the public!

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Medford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great collections of impressionist and later works. Lots of Matisse. Much of it collected by one pair of spinster sister, the Cones. Wish I had had more time. Free.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great art, impressive temporary exhibits and very friendly docents. Also, as it was free, a great deal in Baltimore. Do not miss this place.

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Utica, New York
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Specializing in American art, modern, and contemporary, there are some unique collections -- equestrian and sporting art from Britain, for example. The American collection is outstanding. And there are important Europeans as well. Very unusual for a museum this great to be free! A must for anyone interested in the arts.

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We went after the Os game. We were fortunate enough to see the 150th anniversary tour and a docent to boot. A nice display of Matisse and Impressionist works were wonderful. Go for an afternoon nice Chihuly

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

The Cone Collection is great, very interesting sisters' story. Excellent paintigs from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Also sculptures by Rodin

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

One of the biggest and best selections of art we've seen in a long time. The Cone sisters rooms and history were amazing along with the many other benefactors the museum is so lucky to have. It puts Baltimore in a whole new perspective.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Cone sisters knew what to buy, and temporary exhibits are well presented - this month, Maryland artists. Gertrude's, the restaurant, has fine regional specialties, not just museum fare

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