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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...

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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A very good museum

I'm glad I didn't miss this one. I wouldn't hesitate to return. It is very easy to get there with the free bus that stops across the street.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm glad I didn't miss this one. I wouldn't hesitate to return. It is very easy to get there with the free bus that stops across the street.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This saved my trip to Baltimore and was the highlight. Excellent mid-sized museum with plenty of contemporary and impressionist art, as well as European art. The restaurant is also outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Mount Royal, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were impressed with the no-fee entry and the range or exhibits on display. The museum is much larger than it appears and provides the visitor with enough visual stimulation and room to move around.

Thank Caroline C
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just visited the museum last Saturday with my cousin while she was in from New Jersey. I was brought up in New York City going to the Matt Guggenheim and MOMA. Baltimore Museum of Art is comparable to any of these.Wonderful collection Georgia O'Keeffe,Degas,Matisse and many more. Finished our day Gertrude's Restraurant and a tour of the sculpture garden. Simply... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Ever since BMA has been free, it's great to take a short (or long) time to wander around. I love the Matisse paintings. Visit Gertrude's restaurant (attached) for a cool drink and/or some wonderful food.

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are visiting Baltimore for the first time, or live in Baltimore, BMA is the place to visit, not once but several times. The Matisse collection is unique worldwide and the rest of the art works are superb examples of Artists of different periods. Importantly, BMA admission is free, so you can go back as many times as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There is quite of collection to see; allow yourself 4 hours. Wish they still had a restaurant but they don't. Wide range of art, medium, sculpture, good museum store.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Matisse exhibit at this museum is apparently the largest collection in the world, It is spectacular. The remaining collection is worth a walk around, and in fact, one visit takes almost 5 to 6 hours. The food and service and the restaurant are excellent; surprisingly good food.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Ooh-lah-lah! Great collection. Interesting location (for the better), so had to navigate neighborhoods the museum hopefully also caters to.

Thank Aria E
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The museum is a great space to wander around in or get some work done! It's quiet and not crowded and it's Free! There's definitely better museums if you're going for "GREAT ART" but the bma does a great job with the space they have.

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