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Baltimore Museum of Art

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Address: 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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+1 443-573-1700
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Matisse Exhibit is Excellent

We visited the Matisse-Diebenkorn exhibit at the BMA is really excellent. The exhibit traces the trajectory of both artists through their careers and compares them. It discusses... read more

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Matisse-Diebenkorn exhibit at the BMA is really excellent. The exhibit traces the trajectory of both artists through their careers and compares them. It discusses Matisse's influence on Diebenkorn. I couldn't really see the influence in each individual painting. Overall it was wonderful and I really loved the Matisse's.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum, the "Cone collection" being a fantasic modern art collection. The museum is free. Delicious resturant, Gertrude's" on site. Easy parking either in the lot or metered street parking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The relatively small collection has been brilliantly assembled. You could hold an art history survey class here and feel like you had done justice to most nations and eras.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great visit with special Matisse exhibit which ends at the end of January 2016. However, general exhibits have Matissse, Renoir and Andy Warhol and a number of other famous pieces and artists.

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Columbia, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we have lived near Baltimore most of our adult lives and visited museums all over the world, for some reason we never went to the BMA thinking it wouldn't measure up, especially with the National Gallery in DC nearby. Well we were wrong....the collection here is broad and very interesting. Only thing I would add is that they need... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it was a great dating location but no longer, kids, Cant go on rainy day because kids would never endure it. But still a great location. Many fine works and great atmosphere. They host many special events as well so check their website.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The BMA has a nice collection of art ranging from European to African to Contemporary. The best part is free admission. During my visit they also had a Matisse exhibit with an admission cost of $17. Worth it to see a copy of Rodin's The Thinker and Degas' Little Dancer. Also during my visit they had an ongoing showing of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum about an hour and a half before they closed, and we were pleasantly surprised by the variety of art they had in their collection. From Renaissance paintings and Roman mosaics to Rodin's Thinker and a fantastic collection of modern and contemporary art! My not-very-artsy husband thought the room with the horse race trophies (including the... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The BMA is a gem of a museum. Its collection is unique & varied, & includes a vast collection of Henri Matisse along with contemporary & modern art. Don't miss lunch at Gertrude's (in the lobby of the museum) & try getting a table in the sculpture garden!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe we've been to too many art museums. This one seemed pretty average to us with some interesting galleries but nothing to rave about.

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