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“Baltimore's best kept secret” 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.
baltimore, MD
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“Baltimore's best kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The BMA is a wonderful place with constantly changing exhibits, musical performances and a great restaurant. Unfortunately, a large part of the museum is off limits now due to a overhaul of half of it.

Visited December 2012
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“Under construction”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

not a lot things to see, quite disappointed. hopefully it is better after renovation by 2014 or 2015.

Visited November 2013
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“Treasurehold of treasures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a beautiful museum with a treasured collection bequeathed by the Cone sisters of post impressionist artists. There is some construction going on, but don`t be discouraged, go around to the side entrance and allow yourself a few hours, don`t miss the courtyard mosaics from Antioch.

Visited October 2013
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“Don't plan on seeing it on a rainy Monday!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Really wanted to take my Texan niece there during the furlough, but we only had Monday available and they were closed!

Visited October 2013
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“Inpressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

All kinds of art I totally enjoyed the visit and i'm not really into art. The exhibits were awesome especially the mosaics and sculptures,

Visited October 2013
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