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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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One of my favorite places on Earth. The Cone Sister built a great collection of Matisse's... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Lobomojo
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santa fe, nm
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A great mixture of eras and styles, this is an impressive collection for a city that isn't New... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Imp R
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

One of my favorite places on Earth. The Cone Sister built a great collection of Matisse's, Bonnard's Picasso's, Rodin, an Van Gogh or two and more. And a great restaurant, Gertrude's as well.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great mixture of eras and styles, this is an impressive collection for a city that isn't New York. I recognized some Magritte and Warhol works in the modern section. Sculpture and installations were peppered throughout the museum, which made even hallway treks a venue...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wide range of art very well presented. World's best collection of Matisse. No admission charge. Restaurant one of the best in Baltimore.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum was great. All of the exhibits are older art; lots of art form the ancient world and from the medieval period. You're allowed to take pictures which is awesome! And it's completely free. You won't regret coming here, but make sure you plan...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good small museum. Interesting and very well presented collection of modern art ( 1970 forward) in a modern styled addition. Very strong, newly installed collection of impressionistic art and nice examples of early American furniture and African art.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you only have time to visit one museum while in my hometown of Baltimore; I would definitely suggest the BMA. They have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff and a vast array of art & antiquities including an outdoor sculpture garden. A great spot...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is a wonderful amount of art here, and a cool sculpture garden. Plus, it's free. I mean, how can you beat that?

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's not just that the art is great, but that it is staged so well. Everything is gracefully situated so the eye of the beholder is truly not the only arbiter of beauty.

Thank Brendan W
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went to the BMA for a few hours and truly enjoyed it. The museum is fairly large and beautiful. Make sure to see the gardens and the sculptures located in the garden grounds. Admittance is free of charge. Parking could be difficult unless you arrive...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We really enjoy the BMA, and as is the case with most museums, the gift shop is terrific AND a wonderful restaurant are inside. The BMA has some really impressive collections, Matisse being one. Super programs for kids on the the weekends. Admission is free...More

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Julie G
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Response from buddmar | Reviewed this property |
I thought it had a decent sampling of French Impressionist paintings ... as noted by others, the erudite and savvy art collecting Cone sisters brought a few masterpieces to Baltimore. However, I am from Philadelphia and here... More
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Jeff M
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Response from Hawk470 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Till January 29. There is an extra charge. Museum is great whether you see that exhibit or not. Some very fine Matisse in the permanent collection too.
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sara c
30 May 2016|
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Response from LarryArmold | Reviewed this property |
1) Closest known is Hopkins Inn on St. Paul Street, about 1/4 mile to the NE (can be walked). 2) Inn at the Colonnade, yes, is we think the closest quality lodging at about 1/2 mile distant at the north end of Johns Hopkins... More
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