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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
443-573-1700
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Ranked #8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A quick drive from the Inner Harbor, above (north) of the lovely Charles St historic area you'll find a Gem of a Fine Arts Museum - The Baltimore Museum of Art. Yes, it is undergoing a renovation and will be fully opened in October, but don't wait till then if you love any of the following: seeing a genuine Degas... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I visited in Aug 2014 and about half the museum was closed due to renovations. It is set to reopen sometime in the Fall of 2014. What was open was very nice and admission is (currently) free. Not many decorative arts on display, but lots of great paintings and a few sculptures. I parked on the street at a meter... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a great and charming museum located in the northern part for Baltimore in the historic Charles Village Neoghborhood. Located right next to Johns Hopkins University, and Wymman Park (one for the best preserved of the Olmstead parks,) this is a world class museum. Holding the largest collection of Matisse paintings of any collection, there is sure to be something... More

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Fine collections in an interesting museum building. Especially strong on the Impressionists--the Conn Sisters Collection is superb. The museum has a very nice restaurant, with outside dining in the summer. Gardens adjacent are very pleasant. Worth a drive to Baltimore from anywhere on the East Coast.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Opened from Wed.- Sun. as most of the museums are. This museum has self guided tours as well as some scheduled guided but it 's easy to get around. You can also use your Smartphone as a mobile guide. There are lots of attendants stationed throughout. You can take pictures w/o the flash and you'll want to take lots of... More

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Washington, DC
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One gets the feeling that the museum is the product better days when their vision was something more uplifting. The original entrance was up a large, wide, grand flight of steps in the front; that has been closed off and visitors enter through a side door in what must be a newer wing. Inside everything is well kept, very well... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A good Art Museum, but we didn't get to see what we came for, the european impressionist painters. Lots of interesting pieces nevertheless, depending on what one is interested in.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a gem! Not the biggest museum you will find, but the quality of the art is phenomenal! I was never a Picasso fan, but after viewing some of his earlier works on display here, I have a new found respect. Well worth the visit! Afterwards hit Gertrudes restaurant. A great combination!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cone sisters collections make this more than worth a stop. If you like fine art, you will come away enriched. (And it's free; but you should leave a donation.)

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We liked everything. had some renovations so had to go get an coffee first. Staff was very friendly .

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