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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
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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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An oustanding art collection in quality, setting and presentation

Baltimore Museum of Art would easily justify a visit to the City alone. It has probably the world's finest collection of Matisse paintings and sculptures (thanks to the Cone... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Baltimore Museum of Art would easily justify a visit to the City alone. It has probably the world's finest collection of Matisse paintings and sculptures (thanks to the Cone sisters), and displays an excellent range from Old Masters to contemporary, all of a uniformingly high standard. The displayed collection is not overwhelming, but to get the best out of it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was delighted and quite moved to find Mark Rothko's Red over Black. The American Wing is extraordinary. The BMA owns a stunning collection of folk American quilts. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch/dinner at Gertrudes on the main floor. Exceptional boutique museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a unique collection of art that is rather unique, with things from the Renaissance to the Modern era. It is also well curated and well placed beside JHU.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BMA (Baltimore Museum of Art) is a treasure trove in a lovely neighborhood of Baltimore along side the Johns Hopkins University Campus. I addition to a comprehensive collection of art and Americana, the Museum is fortunate to hold the Cohn Collection of late 19th and early 20th century Impressionist and Post Impressionist art. There is also a new, beautifully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BMA is a great museum, located right next to the campus of Johns Hopkins University. The museum is well laid out and has plenty of variety in terms of art pieces and fascinating objects, as well as a good sculpture garden and fine restaurant on the premises. Definitely worth a visit! The museum also hopes many great events, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Baltimore is known by many as a small big town. It is therefore truly amazing that Baltimore has at least three major art museums (The Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Visionary Art Museum) and each is worth a visit. As the BMA's collection overview states, "The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Baltimore Museum of Art is said to have the largest collection of Matisse in the world. They are some of the best paintings by Matisse we have ever seen. Very impressive. In addition, there is a beautiful collection of Impressionist art. There is also contemporary, African, and Asian art. This is a great take and it's free. Take the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day seeing Baltimore sights I've never seen before. Museum is free and a nice day's visit. Can be seen in 2-3 hours. Easy parking on street, cheaper than downtown, or there is parking garage at JHU.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum that you can go through within 2-3 hours. They had a good mix of things to see.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took the kids to see art, they were quite interested. They were able to roam freely and discover things on their own. It wasnt very crowded and parking was good.

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