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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
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 renowned...

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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Awesome museum

This museum was great. All of the exhibits are older art; lots of art form the ancient world and from the medieval period. You're allowed to take pictures which is awesome! And... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was great. All of the exhibits are older art; lots of art form the ancient world and from the medieval period. You're allowed to take pictures which is awesome! And it's completely free. You won't regret coming here, but make sure you plan at least three hours! It's super fun reading about the history that goes along with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good small museum. Interesting and very well presented collection of modern art ( 1970 forward) in a modern styled addition. Very strong, newly installed collection of impressionistic art and nice examples of early American furniture and African art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you only have time to visit one museum while in my hometown of Baltimore; I would definitely suggest the BMA. They have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff and a vast array of art & antiquities including an outdoor sculpture garden. A great spot for a date and best of all; its Free! There is a box where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a wonderful amount of art here, and a cool sculpture garden. Plus, it's free. I mean, how can you beat that?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not just that the art is great, but that it is staged so well. Everything is gracefully situated so the eye of the beholder is truly not the only arbiter of beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the BMA for a few hours and truly enjoyed it. The museum is fairly large and beautiful. Make sure to see the gardens and the sculptures located in the garden grounds. Admittance is free of charge. Parking could be difficult unless you arrive early. We paid $7 for the parking right in front of the museum. Very convenient.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoy the BMA, and as is the case with most museums, the gift shop is terrific AND a wonderful restaurant are inside. The BMA has some really impressive collections, Matisse being one. Super programs for kids on the the weekends. Admission is free and so are many of the programs offered. It's a wonderful way to supplement your... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible African collection and a wonderful impressionist section contributed by local sisters collection. Their apartment is recreated in glorious detail. Also has a lovely restaurant and sculpture garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Modern art, European masterpieces, African collection and more. Easy to find what grabs you. General admission is free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BMA has a wonderful collection and the entry is free, a rarity in today's world. The Cone collection of French Impressionists is one of the finest anywhere. Street parking is usually not diffident and it is a short taxi or bus ride from the center of town. The cafe in the museum is very nice and there are other... More 

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