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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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Excellent, but small, exhibit of Japanese Kimono's

I took my wife to see the an exhibit at the BMA - Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan's Golden Age. It was excellent. The artistic quality of the Kimono and Obi is startling... read more

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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my wife to see the an exhibit at the BMA - Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan's Golden Age. It was excellent. The artistic quality of the Kimono and Obi is startling. The details in the weaving is truly amazing. The display is relatively small but well done. The dressed mannequin helps to understand how the kimono... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular array of paintings and sculptures. My friend and I marvelled at the extent of the collection and the layout. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum boasts a great collection of both representative and some specials in all categories of art. From Renaissance and Baroque art to modern and contemporary art, it has a great collection of French, Dutch and American paintings. Was pleased to see a large collection of Matisse of very similar style periods. Cezanne, Monet, Picasso and non-picasso cubists, Corot, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a source of pride for Baltimore! The Cone collection alone is worth the trip! If Matisse "speaks to you", you will be in heaven. Other European masters of modern art abound! The contemporary wing and permanent collection is fabulous and fun! check out :Erwin Wurm’s The artist who swallowed the world when it was still a disc. While the... More 

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

Wonderful Impressionist collection; large impressive modern art collection. European masters, and a beautiful sculpture garden with fountains. The global textile collection spans centuries and cultures. Much more. And don't miss the wonderful inhouse restaurant, Gertrudes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum has been a favorite for my children and me for 2 decades now. It's located in a beautiful, historic neighborhood between midtown and downtown Baltimore City. On-street parking is nearby but tricky to get. Because of good Karma, we always get a good spot. The staff is invisible, but friendly when you find them. You are basically free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Traveling with two teenagers, my girlfriend and I had to find something family friendly, and maybe take in a little culture for myself as well. God knows I need it. We picked The Baltimore Museum of Art. It proved to be a great choise. We grabbed a taxi from the Inner Harbor area and away we went. A few dollars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building is beautiful in itself, and the collection, simply great. The halls and galleries are quite spacious, airy and with the right light. In general the atmosphere of the museum is fairly quiet (quite the opposite, unfortunately, the National Gallery in DC which is usually quite noisy because of the large amount of visitors). If you want a quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BMA was better than I had expected. I especially liked the contemporary art and the Rodin and Barye sculptures. The sculpture garden outside was also beautiful. Much of the artwork is organized into common motifs with informative signage, especially in the contemporary section. There is some controversial art, which I especially enjoyed. Other reviewers said the collections are rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came from York to spend and hour and didn't leave until it closed. While The Cone exhibits are worth traveling from anywhere to experience the breadth and quality of the impressionist works, the entire museum has paintings, artifacts, furniture, glass, sculpture, textiles, and ceramics to impress and move children and adults alike. If you are planning a trip to... More 

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