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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
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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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Beautiful museum

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

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

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 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I truly loved the displays and must extend my delight to the curator/director for the choice, layout, and delivery of artistic touch put into displaying the work. I do not review things often enough, but this museum is worth visiting!!!

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at this museum. We especially loved their modern and contemporary wings, as they had a large Andy Warhol exhibit and many Matisse paintings. A great experience!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved most of its collection: especially the apparent fact that most of it had been acquired through the legal means, meaning the likelihood of returning the artifacts to the countries of origin is low.

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Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Cone collection is world class! The Matisse paintings are fabulous! Cannot wait for the new African exhibit to open. Gabrielle's restaurant makes the best crabcakes!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Walked to BMA from the Walters Museum on a beautiful spring day. Bit of a walk but you pass through some interesting neighborhoods. Hadn't been to the museum in several years. Enjoyed the contemporary wing, the sculpture garden (although the one in New Orleans is better!) and lunch at Gertrudes. A guard who has worked at the museum for 19... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Never again. We ended up leaving early. I love museums and go to one wherever my travels take me. I have never encountered a staff that was so obnoxious and rude in my life. Anytime we asked a question about the museum they did not know the answer or acted like we should have known the answer. I can't tell... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I enjoyed seeing the paintings and sculptures. I did not like the modem art very much, but rarely do. This was an ok museum, but I enjoyed the Walter's Art Museum in Baltimore more.

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