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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 #9 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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

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

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

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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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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