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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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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Excellent collections, and FREE!

The collection of French paintings is fantastic. The contemporary section is interesting as well. I wish I could have spent more time in the sculpture and African art. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The collection of French paintings is fantastic. The contemporary section is interesting as well. I wish I could have spent more time in the sculpture and African art. The museum was not at all crowded on a Saturday afternoon. A real hidden gem of Baltimore!

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was amazed at the quality of the Baltimore Museum of Art since I had never heard of it before. The exhibits are excellent, and at the time I visited included very interesting African masks and a collection of ancient Asian works, as well as paintings by famous artists such as Matisse, Van Gogh, Rembrant, Gauguin, Picasso, etc. The exhibits... More 

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I personally enjoyed more the Walters Museum in Baltimore. The Matisse is impressive. If you are not a particular art fan, you may not find this museum so exciting, but will still enjoy certain galleries of the museum. One hour would be enough in this case. Drop by the museum shop on the way out.

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Hell, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a don't miss museum. A very good variety of old and new pieces. Excellent Matisse collection (a favorite artist of mine) Its free which is a big bonus but I'd go anyway. Parking can be a bit tricky, the lot is small. Its a decent sized museum without being overwhelming like some other art museums. Plenty to see.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BMA was the highlight of my trip to Baltimore. The museum is large without being overwhelming and, best of all, free. The new "imaging home" exhibit peaked my interest so I thought I would check it out after a week of meetings in town. Although small, the exhibit was thoughtful, unique, and, at times, moving. It captured the complexity... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art. I am not a big fan of modern art, and they had quite a bit of it, but they had a lot of other art to see. My favorite areas were the European art and the Portrait gallery. I enjoyed the Cone collection as well. This art museum is unique,... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Re-creating - actually dismantling and reassembling -entire historical rooms to display exhibits is an especially memorable aspect to the wealth of art and riches to be found at BMA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The BMA has the finest Impressionist art collection in the world. Well worth the trip. During outdoor season the sculpture garden is phenomenal and is free. The museum is free at different times too. Free Fall in October is usually free the whole month. Baltimore really does have so much world class beauties.

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Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience of the BMA. General admission to the museum and the sculpture garden is ALWAYS FREE! We hope to see you again soon! More 

los angeles, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Baltimore Museum is a sprawling neo-classic edifice filled with a heady mix of avant-garde new media and great French impressionist work. The collection was surprising in its quality and diversity. The curatorial displays were intriguing. We had not expected to find so much interest art in Baltimore. We will come back.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

go go go. Some evenings are free admission if you time it right. love this place. A recommended stop on your visit to Baltimore! The exhibits are always changing and intersting Some are quirky and unusual A lovely garden too

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