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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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Ranked #10 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Baltimore Museum of Art has an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art that includes the largest holding... more » Owner description: The Baltimore Museum of Art has an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art that includes the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.* Outstanding European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, African art, and two beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens are among the BMA’s many other collection highlights. The Museum is located three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a park-like setting adjacent to the main campus of The Johns Hopkins University. Visitors enjoy superb regional cuisine from celebrity chef John Shields’ restaurant, Gertrude’s, and a variety of unique art-inspired gifts from The BMA Shop. Thanks to extraordinary government and private support, general admission to the BMA is Free for everyone, every day, so that great art is accessible to all. Visit the BMA's website to see the current schedule of exhibitions and programs and also for updates on the $28 million renovation. The Museum completed the first phase with the acclaimed reopening of Contemporary Wing in November 2012. The next phase includes renovations to the American Wing and the East Wing Lobby and reopening the historic front door in fall 2014, during the Museum's 100th anniversary. This will be followed by the reopening of the expanded galleries for African and Asian art and a new learning and creativity center in spring 2015.* 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. « less
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's amazing that this museum is free. The amount of big name artists that it holds is amazing. The pieces are wonderfully preserved and displayed. Beautiful works of art from Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Degas, Pissaro, and many more. There are some more modern contemporary art that I just can't get into. The building was under construction at the time so... More

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Shenandoah Valley Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is great and free... the perm collection has several wonderful modern and comtemp pieces. The museum is undergoing a major re-modeling, so now may not be the best time to see it.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have visited a good friend many times in B'more but we've never made it to the BMA until now. We were both pleasantly surprised and impressed by the museum. And its FREE to everyone at anytime. How great to have art & culture so accessible! Even though its under renovation right now, there was still plenty to see. And... More

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ニューヨーク, ニューヨーク州
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unfortunately it was under renovation when we visited here. Do only we could see was those on 2nd floor. Leaven though we were so impressed by Kone sisters' collection. Whole collection of Impressionists was superb,I love among those Pissarro and Corot

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buffalo, ny
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The museum has a nice collection and a good gift store, and very nice restaurant. Unfortunately at least half of the exhibits were closed due to construction. There are outdoor toilets and unusual things like that due to construction

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a smaller big museum. I parked in the university underground. That was the only cost ($20). The "Cone collection" is a must see. Some amazing early Picasso and late vangoh. There is a room full of horse racing trophies including original Preakness and triple crown. Very cool. There are some contemporary galleries including a room full of the... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This massive Greek Revival museum was built in 1929 and sits in an impressive setting. Excellent collection and outdoor sculpture garden. They are closed on Monday and Tuesdays. They have parking lots on either side for a flat rate of $6. However, we found it more economical to park across the street by the park for only 50 cents an... More

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Harrogate, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great variety of works...saw 2 Monets and some other Impressionists' works. Our only suggestion is that there need to be more signs added for directions for turning, parking and entrance.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

At first glance the BMA seems more intimidating than the average US art museum built in the first half of the 20th Century. There must be a hundred across the US with the almost identical neo-classical facade of heavy tapered ionic or doric columns, blind windows and a massive pediment. The BMA is heavier than the average and does not... More

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Arlington, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is one of the finest collections I've viewed. There are wonderful mosiacs, fine art and sculpture by well known artists and everything is displayed in beautifully architectural rooms. A lovely restaurant is attached so plan to have some lunch.

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