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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Great Museum and it is Free

I have been to this museum several times and always enjoyed it. They have a wonderful selection of art from around the US and the world. I particularly enjoyed seeing the room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Clarksville, Ohio
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Binghamton, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Never again. We ended up leaving early. I love museums and go to one wherever my travels take me. I have never encountered a staff that was so obnoxious and rude in my life. Anytime we asked a question about the museum they did not know the answer or acted like we should have known the answer. I can't tell... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed seeing the paintings and sculptures. I did not like the modem art very much, but rarely do. This was an ok museum, but I enjoyed the Walter's Art Museum in Baltimore more.

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Clarksville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to this museum several times and always enjoyed it. They have a wonderful selection of art from around the US and the world. I particularly enjoyed seeing the room that was devoted to the great race horses.

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Barboursville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the large Matisse collection as well as the rest of the modern collection. nice easy museum design, great gift shop with lovely,friendly staff...beautiful cafe with excellent food...loved the fried oysters.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We made a trip here just because neither of us had been there before and have lived in the area for several years. As a free trip, it pays in dividends with interesting art. We mostly got through the European wing and had to leave with a quick glance through American. But, since it's free we will be back again!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Visiting the BMA is one of my favorite rainy day activities. They have really unique exhibits and artists ranging from Van Gogh to Matisse to Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol and everything in between. They are currently celebrating 100 years which makes it a great time to visit! AND IT'S FREE This is a great activity for anyone who is... More 

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Akron, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Want to see things that you had no idea existed? This is the place to go! Take the Family or just your Honey and stroll through amazing pieces that will make you stand there and wonder...how did they do that? Or, who could possibly come up with that idea? Or, where does someone find the time to do that? And,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Easy to navigate, perfect size for attention challenged kids, nice garden to roam, decent street parking

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very large and interesting Matisse collection, well worth the visit just for this. My brother and I spent almost 4 hours wandering around this lovely, well-curated museum. Modern art exhibit was a joy too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This museum shattered our expectations. It is absolutely loaded with terrific pieces of artwork, spanning many years and styles. We were most surprised to find Matisse's Blue Nude housed here, given the complete lack of advertisement about it. This museum is free of charge, and is a must-see to Baltimore residents and visitors alike.

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