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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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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Nice Family Museum Experience

Take a few minutes to look into what the BMA is offering before you visit. Besides being free to enter any day you like, they constantly offer free tours, talks and very well run... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Towson, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Take a few minutes to look into what the BMA is offering before you visit. Besides being free to enter any day you like, they constantly offer free tours, talks and very well run family activities. My children have loved every children's and family event the BMA has hosted. They are very hand's on and very well run and run... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The recent revisions and additions resulted in a very smart new way to display fine and decorative arts in a complementary fashion. A nice sized collection that can be absorbed, appreciated in a day, along with a lovely lunch cafe offering.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a nice Museum and the entry price is perfect - free! It lacks the luster of larger museums such as The High in Atlanta, GA, yet still has a lot to offer. For instance, there are several collections which were donated by prominent citizens of Baltimore and the museum gives a brief bio and pictures of these individuals.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a wonderful time touring this Museum. I felt they had a great collection. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there and felt it was money well spent.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The new renovations are great. They just added an African Collection which is splendid. The museum has a small parking lot or you could park on the street for a fee. The entire collection is a must see and not to mention it is absolutely FREE.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautiful building in a nice setting, and the collections are very fine, especially the "modern" part with the Matisse collection and impressionist paintings. But the other collections were quite nice too. And, it is all free! Definitely worth a visit while in Baltimore. They have a very nice restaurant too, if rather expensive.

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Belgrade, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Easy drive from the Inner Harbor. Great collection, particularly of European art. Titian, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Picasso, and particularly Matisse are all represented. Interesting American architectural displays. Limited African and Asian collections but worth seeing. Pleasant way to spend the day and I would definitely return.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited the BMA primarily to view the Cone Collection, parts of which we had seen several years ago in NYC. Beautiful exhibition in a wonderful location.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a Free entry museum with a wealth of historical art. Well curated in a un-cluttered, comfortable enviroment. Allow 2hours minimum to take in everything.

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited recently. It is a beautiful building holding many treasures. The Cone Collection was impressive and worth the time. Matisse, Monet and many others.

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