Baltimore Museum of Art
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Over 100 years ago, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) was founded on the belief that access to art and ideas is integral to a vibrant and healthy civic life. This belief is at the heart of the BMA and remains our core value. The BMA has long focused on acquiring the art of the present moment, while maintaining and deepening a historic collection made relevant through vigorous development and reinterpretation in all collecting areas. Through the courageous and risk-taking vision of previous Museum leaders, the BMA assembled and presented one of the most important collections of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century art in the United States. These visionary actions established the fundamental character of this Museum. Building on this legacy of excellence, the BMA will form an equally compelling collection for the 21st century. Socially relevant, cutting-edge acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs will lead the way both locally and globally—and historical accuracy, merit, and equity will be
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI647 contributions
May 2022
Our first visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art! We drove from Michigan to see the BMA's Joan Mitchell Retrospective. And it didn't disappoint!! Truly an awesome experience!! We bought our tickets with reserved our timed entrance that regulated the number of people in the exhibition space at any time and made our time with each work all the more meaningful (it didn't hurt that much of Mitchell's work is monumental so only a handful of works were in each gallery). We spent time in the galleries both before and after our Mitchell experience. The paper map could be more descriptive in guiding us through the galleries. Enjoyed the early European and American galleries. But the piece de resistance of the BMA is the Cone Collection! The sisters' art collection is fabulous, from the Impressionist works to the Matisse galleries. During our 5+ hours here, we took in all the galleries, including the modern and contemporary and the Guarding the Art exhibit. And we walked all around the building exterior, taking in the classical beauty of the John Russell Pope-designed building. Worth the drive!!
Written May 20, 2022
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Michaelann N
Layton, UT17 contributions
May 2022
Based on reading other reviews and looking at the floorplan, I was not planning to spend all day at the museum, but that is what happened. We were there for six hours and could have used even more time. If you love art post 1850's, you will spend all day here and be amazed. The Cohn sister's collection of Matisse's was incredible, and I can't believe I had not heard of them before. The contemporary art collection is also amazing and up-to-date. I was very excited to see the Joan Mitchell exhibit, but the most fun exhibit that I've seen put together is the exhibit by the security guards. What a neat idea, and it would be fun to see other museums do the same thing. I even bought the exhibit book. Plan to eat at Gertrude's. The food is the best in the city! Make a reservation.
Written June 9, 2022
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Heather J
Saint Paul, MN229 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
I so appreciate a museum of this caliber remaining free for everyone to attend. It is a great gift to a city and all those who visit. I visited from Minnesota with my teenage son. We also attended the special Matisse exhibit- very extensive. I had never heard of the Cone sisters and found it fascinating. Their apartment was my favorite-so very interesting to see how they lived with the things they loved and collected. Such amazing art. We had a great day and would recommend anyone coming to Baltimore to see the Baltimore Museum of Art. Thank you for sharing your museum Baltimore.
Written October 24, 2021
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crisndg
washington DC9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Free entrance just fee for special temporary exhibit
From impressionist to modern, from European to Baltimore natives, from sculpture to textiles you can find it all; sometime it can look like a maze and the curator thinking can seem disjointed but a very enjoyable museum. The shop is very well stocked and I needed all my self control to not empty my wallet.
The adjacent restaurant is such a great find that you might need a reservation (at least on weekend)
Written January 20, 2020
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Bill B
Bel Air, MD7,619 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Construction on Charles Street meant we needed to take a circuitous route to get to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Fortunately parking was not a problem. We had reserved a place on a docent led tour of the galleries hosting the special exhibit of works by Joan Mitchell spanning six decades. It was a valuable experience since the docent was able to provide important context on the life, settings and artistic processes of Mitchell which one could not have gained on a self tour. After the tour we enjoyed visiting the two sculpture gardens. The gift shop enhanced our experience where we found books and materials related to the present and recent shows.
Written April 8, 2022
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gt6243c
Baltimore, MD132 contributions
Jul 2021
The museum was easy to reach via public transportation.

I enjoyed wondering through the galleries and was especially happy that they were not overly crowded. While admission is free, you currently need to have a timed ticket, so plan your trip in advance. I had to book a week before to get a Saturday ticket.

While I was viewing The Thinker, a museum staff member provided me with information on the sculpture and had me guess its weight. I found all of the staff to be friendly.

I had a snack from the SnowCone Sisters in the sculpture gallery before walking along the shaded paths.
Written July 31, 2021
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Gelatifan
Toronto, Canada381 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
This museum would be a must-see if only for the Cone Collection, a treasure trove of (mostly) Impressionist and post-Impressionists personally chosen by sisters Claribel and Etta Cone in the first half of the 20th century. When the establishment scorned pioneers like Matisse, the pair trusted their taste and crammed their sprawling apartment with paintings of the highest quality, which they left to the museum. An interactive video lets you picture the works in their original home.

The current marquee exhibition, a Joan Mitchell retrospective, is also a treat and will particularly fascinate readers of Ninth Street Women, Mary Gabriel’s bestselling book on the women who helped shape abstract expressionism. No doubt I missed plenty. One visit can’t do justice to the BMA.
Written July 9, 2022
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Charles C
Silver Spring, MD71 contributions
May 2022
This is a gem, perhaps the best art museum in the USA outside of New York, Boston or Washington, DC (yes, it is at least the equal of the Art Institute of Chicago IMHO). Perhaps the largest collection of works Matisse in any museum. Admission was free in 2022. Outstanding restaurant on the premises. Convenient secure parking.
Written August 14, 2022
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Cherry_P2014
Washington DC, DC19 contributions
Dec 2019
One of the best Matisse collections in the US. The largest in the Eastern hemisphere number wise.
It was a pleasant surprise to find a Marie Lauransant piece in the US.
Entire museum never seems to be crowded and whenever I visit, it's quiet and relaxing.
Exquisite permanent collection!
Special exhibitions should be more interesting, in my opinion.
Apart from Andrew Wyeth show, no other event was that remarkable.
Written September 5, 2020
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Thank you for reviewing The Baltimore Museum of Art. The museum will begin a phased reopening at limited capacity on September 16. Please visit artbma.org to get free timed tickets. Unfortunately, the museum does not have an Andrew Wyeth exhibition on view now. The last time the BMA showed his work was in 1996-97.
Written September 8, 2020
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persnickety
9 contributions
Feb 2020
The visionary Cone family (Etta and Claribell) gave us this gift of a museum. They collected the greats when they were unknown, struggling artists. Now, the museum is thinking about doing the same in the 21st C by off-loading some of its redundant pieces and including collected works by women and people of color. Imagine that! About time. Other art institutions should take their lead. Kudos.
Written February 20, 2020
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