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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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Ranked #7 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is home to an internationally renowned collection of...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The BMA American wing has wonderful things and is beautifully curated and really worth a trip. Afterwards, try the crab cakes at the restaurant- outside in Spring and Summer. It is a really wonderful way to spend part of a day- oh and it's FREE. The museum is one of the less visited and never crowded.

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The renovations of the original part of the museum are finally finished. Now you can enter thru the original entry, and the galleries have been renovated. I actually like the galleries better before! But there is more display space and the furniture is better displayed. There is lots of silver displayed. The cone collection is wonderful! The gift shope was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I live in Baltimore and was surprised by how excellent the BMA's collections are. There are pieces by famous artists known to everyone--Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Van Goh-- and the world's largest collection of Henri Matisse. The BMA has been undergoing a lot of construction, but some of the closed wings are now open again. The museum is quite daring and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

BMA has been under re-construction for over a year, so only some of the galleries are open. But even so, the museum is wonderful. The newly-reopened American Art galleries are great. And the Cone Collection of 19th and 20th century paintings is always a treat.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you like art, please take time to visit the Baltimore Museum of Art. There is no fee and amazing works of art for you to enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Exhibits are extraordinary especially the Cone Sisters Collection including Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso's works

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The museum is very nice and you will surely find something you like. Another advantage is that the museum is free. Anyway, we made a mistake because we were thinking it was just 10 minutes walking from Penn station but in reality we walked for 20-25 minutes in a quite unattractive part of Baltimore. So it's better to take a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is an awesome museum that's suitable for all ages that's totally free. The museum has recently underwent a massive renovation project that has completely renovated its East Zamoski Entrance and lobby area, gift shop, American Art Wing, Contemporary Wing, the historic Merrick entrance has been officially reopened after being closed to the public for decades and it's first floor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

i visited BMA without knowing what to expect, and was very very impressed. It is a lovely building, complemented by roman mosaics in the central courtyard. The art collection is exquisite - a large selection of Matisses, but examples from many of the old masters (van Dyk, Boticelli, Gainsborough, renoir, matisse, degas.... The list is endless). There is also a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The BMA was a surprise. Admission was free - I loved that part. The collection was surprisingly broad and well organized. The Roman tile works were spectacular. The site was being renovated on our visit and several areas weren't open. We'll return on our next visit to Baltimore to see the renovations and all of the work that was sequestered... More 

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