Ranked #8 of 154 attractions in Baltimore
Category: Art Museums
The Baltimore Museum of Art has an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art that...
The Baltimore Museum of Art has an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art that includes the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.* Outstanding European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, African art, and two beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens are among the BMA’s many other collection highlights. The Museum is located three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a park-like setting adjacent to the main campus of The Johns Hopkins University. Visitors enjoy superb regional cuisine from celebrity chef John Shields’ restaurant, Gertrude’s, and a variety of unique art-inspired gifts from The BMA Shop. Thanks to extraordinary government and private support, general admission to the BMA is Free for everyone, every day, so that great art is accessible to all. Visit the BMA's website to see the current schedule of exhibitions and programs and also for updates on the $28 million renovation. The Museum completed the first phase with the acclaimed reopening of Contemporary Wing in November 2012. The next phase includes renovations to the American Wing and the East Wing Lobby and reopening the historic front door in fall 2014, during the Museum's 100th anniversary. This will be followed by the reopening of the expanded galleries for African and Asian art and a new learning and creativity center in spring 2015.* 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.