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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 #10 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I love the Impressionists and Baltimore Museum of Art had plenty to see. Unfortunately, the museum was under renovation, so only part of the building was open to exhibits. Fortunately, The Cone Sisters Collection was available for viewing and it was spectacular! I have a new hobby of taking a (flash free) snapshot of my favorite Impressionist paintings, then marking... More

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

We will definitely go back when the renovation is complete, but we were still impressed with the excellently curated collection. I really like contemporary art, and their galleries are amazing. Took our 7-month old in a stroller and had no access problems.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Even though much of the museum was closed for renovations thee was still so much to see it took us over 3 hours. The Cone Collection is eclectic and the information about the sisters is fascinating. The contemporary section had some hits and some misses but still worth seeing. The Mosaics surrounding the courtyard are incredible. I always enjoy the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Although part of the museum was closed, the fabulous Cone sisters collection of art was well worth the trip from DC. Matisse, Cezanne and Picasso are the big names here. Plus there is a Picasso painting from the same year as the "Family of the Saltembanques" found in the National Gallery in DC which makes this a good pairing. They... More

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Terrific paintings in the core Cone Collection (impressionists, Picassos). Good and not-too-pricey cafe in the very nice sculpture garden. Best of all, this lovely collection has free admission!

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I arrived at the front door to find it was closed, but thank goodness I returned the next day. The collections are so diverse, it was superb. I loved the size, as it is not overwhelming and exhausting. The floor plan is brilliant.

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EasternSeaboard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Brunch at Gertrudes was a high point of our weekend stay. Good food, excellent service. The crab cakes are not to be missed!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Baltimore Museum is a must see attraction. Always a wonderful and diverse selection of exhibits. The Cone Collection is a breathtaking array of French Impressionist Masterworks, the German Expressionist Exhibit was stunning and the Contemporary wing is impressive! Make the time to see this magnificent Museum!

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bellefonte, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hadn't been here in a number of years so it was nice to return, as others have said a out half the place is closed for reno. Still had a good visit with a nice stroll in the sculpture gardens. All the biggies are here Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Rodin, Warhol, Monet, and on and on... Worth the visit and it's... More

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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