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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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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

This Museum never ceases to surprise me. I visit often. I always go to the Cone Collection, an amazing selection of 19th Century impressionistic paintings. The Matisse tableaus are worth a trip on their own. Then, it depends on what I am in the mood for: The Modern Ring, African or Native American Galleries. There are also superb galleries of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

The BMA is another of my favorites and I even volunteered in the Gift Shop! Worth going if they have a big exhibit. The Cone sisters are my favorites.

Thank historylv2014
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

This museum, on the campus of Johns Hopkins, has one of the greatest collections of impressionism painters this side of Paris. It's called the Cone Collection within the museum and it is a can't miss for art lovers. Fantastic.

Thank palisooner
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I love how open and airy the museum is. They have permanent collections of African, European, Asian and contemporary eras. I went to see the Sharon Hayes installation of college students in women's institutions and really loved it. Def recommend for families, children, couples etc...

Thank Romanchickens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

itz a really awesome place to spend a day..really enjoyed being there. Hope u will also love this place

Thank Vineeth C
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The BMA is the City's most under appreciated museum! It boasts about its famed Cone Collections, which consists of the WORLDS's largest collection Matisses--right here in Baltimore! The BMA has some of the most beautiful installations of Old Masters, European and American Modernist Art, African and Asian Art, Textiles, Decorative Arts, and Contemporary Art... you don't have to know anything... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden is always a great venue and always packs the house with artists like Steve Kroon and his Latin Jazz sextet.

Thank danceron2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The BMA has a diverse collection that never fails to nourish my spirits. It could be the African art, the awesome domestic collection, the intelligently collected Contemporary, or the fabulous Cone collection that suits my needs. Most recently I drooled over a rock crystal carving in the European collection, despite the fact that I went to see the contemporary collection.... More 

Thank Mimi F
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Note: This review is not about the Baltimore Museum of Art as a Museum, but as a venue. It's a beautiful little building and would be great for small, intimate weddings of no more than about 50 people. We were told that our wedding of about 150 would fit, but it would be such a tight squeeze that no one... More 

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