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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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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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Gorgeous sculpture and art

Not only was the sculpture and art outstanding, but the gift shop was excellent. An added feature, was a wonderful restaurant with outstanding food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Not only was the sculpture and art outstanding, but the gift shop was excellent. An added feature, was a wonderful restaurant with outstanding food!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The BMA is a must-do on a trip to Baltimore. Its size allows you to enjoy lots of variety without feeling overwhelmed. Staff greet each visitor at the door with an offer of directions and suggestions. And it's free. As in NO ENTRANCE FEE EVER. And for that almost unheard-of price of admission, even if you see nothing but the... More 

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Arlington VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were not really aware of Gertrude's after a nice visit to the newly-renovated and fabulous BMA. The cafe is comfortable, quiet and just the place for a light lunch. Nice menu choices including cream of crab and Md-style crab soup and sandwiches.

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Finally got myself to the museum and the Cone Collection. Impressive, to say the least. It was also lovely to be in a museum that's not crowded (I live in NYC) although we were there the Saturday before Christmas so maybe that's just a quiet day. Museum facilities are excellent, and we really enjoyed the restaurant. Good food, music and... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you are normally overwhelmed by art museums, then the BMA if perfect for you. Well laid out and not too large, could easily be seen in 2-3 hours. Free admission. Friendly staff. They are known for the Matisse collection, but I am not a fan so I skipped those rooms. The furniture/decorative pieces of 17th-19th century America was fun... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The BMA front door is open and you enter as John Russell Pope, the Architect, intended. Pope also designed the National Gallery of Art in DC. The new galleries flanking the entrance are beautiful. Excellent collection and excellent restaurant in Gertrude's.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

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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