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“Lovely place to spend a rainy afternoon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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Ranked #10 of 316 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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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“Lovely place to spend a rainy afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Lovely collection with a lot of diversity. There is a lot of renovation so some galleries were closed, but there was still a lot to look at. Best of all: it was FREE, making it a great place to go for an hour or two. Had lunch in the restaurant and it was a lovely day!

Visited October 2012
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“The Best in Balto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The finest selection of fine art in the South. A true gem and a sweet experience for any art lover. Great curatorial exercises and wondrous displays. Donations are deserved, and highly suggested by me, but not mandatory, but really, give them something. It's free.

Visited October 2012
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Lots of gems”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This unassuming museum has a Calder mobile, several Monets, and a full size marble of Rodin's The Kiss. I love going here because I always find something new, haven't even been able to see all their exhibits because it's such a large museum. Did I mention it's FREE?! Definitely a great place to visit.

Visited February 2012
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“1st time visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Loved the variety and that it was free! Beautiful facility full of captivating exhibits. Only down side is I wished I had my children with me, we will be back

Visited September 2012
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Charlestown, Maryland
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“Can't beat the price of admission”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Both times I have visited recently had free admission. Incredible Matisse collection - I love the connection to Gertrude Stein via her friendship with Claribel and Etta Cone, who donated much of the Matisse exhibit to the museum. The restaurant is quite nice as well. I highly recommend taking the time to visit.

Visited November 2011
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