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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 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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This is a beautiful building. Lots of wonderful modern art. My favourite museum in the world is Musee d'Orsay in Paris. My favourite art in there is the Degas ballerina... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building. Lots of wonderful modern art. My favourite museum in the world is Musee d'Orsay in Paris. My favourite art in there is the Degas ballerina sculptures. Lo and behold, this museum has a few of them. And you could get up close. And nobody else there. What an experience!

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Annville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Such a nice surprise! Lovely collection from different periods. Friendly staff and neat lay out focusing on a few key local people and collections. Plus it was free admission and parking cost was cheap. Directions were easy to follow and find from I-83. Would definitely revist.

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Holly Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you like Matisse then this is the place for you! The Cones and Steins assembled a very impressive collection of Henri's works. We were lucky enough to arrive just in time for a free tour with a docent and there only four of us so she showed us several other interesting pieces and shared a lot of history. Nice... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I'm no art expert but I have been to several art museums in different cities and countries and I enjoyed this one the most. This museum is nice because its free and has a nice collection of art from many famous artists. Its also nice because its not overcrowded with art, its nicely spread out throughout the museum and can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visit Baltimore 2-3/times a year. Have passed by but never went until last week. What a wonderful surprise. VERY nice -- light and airy, nice collection of various works. Gift shop had many, many nice things and the restaurant was also very good. Admission is free. What more could you ask for?

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Go there. Excellent art collection and great museum. If you have the time ( and appetite) hit the trucks outside the museum. We did the truck that has these cones filled with fries and pulled pork. Sure fattening but you've just walked thru a beautiful museum filled with works of Matisse. Well worth the trip

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My sister-in-law and I were in Baltimore to photograph a wedding and decided to visit the museum of art since we are both art lovers. Parking wasn't too hard to find, we chose to park at a meter and just pay, it wasn't expensive and was very convenient to the museum. The museum is a pretty good size, we easily... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a nice free museum. Parking on street was relatively easy to find. The exhibit on embroidery was very interesting.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Yes, the world's largest collection of Matisses is here, the benefice of two sisters who knew Matisse and travelled often to France to buy his then-new paintings. The museum also has a fine collection of colonial era furniture, with wonderful dolls-house miniatures of period rooms.

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There is pretty standard stuff in this museum, and it is worth a visit; however, I preferred the Walters Museum. The European collection was impressive, but I was a little disappointed in the American wing. Still it is an important museum for the city, and you should go.

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