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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
443-573-1700
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Ranked #9 of 155 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Buena, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this museum. Although many parts of the museum was closed, the 2nd floor is open and it had such a great selection of art. My favorite sculpture to see was The Thinker, I did not expect it. I will have to bring my family back to enjoy everything in the museum. I have never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wasn't going to stop there since some of the collection is on loan while they renovate the building, but glad I did. There is a free bus service that stops a half block away and the museum itself is also free - but I wouldn't have minded if they had charged the $20 something fee I pay at most NYC... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A beautiful museum with a restaurant on site with outdoor seating overlooking the sculpture garden. The museum has a great variety of art works from around the world plus a new modern art wing. It is within a block or two of Johns Hopkins University with many restaurants, bars, and small shops,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went to this museum mostly because our son told us about many Matisses. Only a few were exposed; looking at the catalogue, my impression is - for Matisse, go to Moscow! Pushkin Museum's collection is far better. But the Baltimore museum surprised us because, besides some Matisses exposed, it has also a lot of good art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Both my daughter and I really enjoyed the galleries. Much renovation was in progress but we saw enough for one trip and look forward to a return summer trip when the gardens are in bloom and reno's completed. Lunch next door at Gertrude's too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great museum with lots to see! Unfortunately parts of the museum were under renovation when I was there but there was still lots to see.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I went this past week and more than half of the museum is currently closed for renovations or new art installation. Parking is a cheap $6 by Gertrude's Garden but I slowly walked through the exhibits and it only took me 45 minutes. The best exhibit (in my opinion of course) was the driftwood installation piece by one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Love this museum. Hundreds of fascinating and important art, ancient, modern, current. Very wide scope, set up in beautiful building. Makes baltimore worth visiting

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The BMA was more then I expected . It is being renovated, but they still had lots to see, and it was free. Our driver from the Four Seasons took us to the museum and picked us up . It was our first time to Baltimore and the museum. It was a short trip from our hotel and it took... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We live in Baltimore and are members of the BMA so we are frequent visitors. We always take friends from out of town as the first place to go when exploring Baltimore. There are always special installations but the permanent collection is the main attraction. It spans centuries and continents. We are especially enthralled with the expansive contemporary wing. But... More

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