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“Not the Met but Well Worth a Visit”

Baltimore Museum of Art
Ranked #7 of 244 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

The museum sits in a lovely sculpture garden and has some interesting pieces, especially now that it has added the Cone sisters collection, which is rich in paintings by Matisse.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The new contemporary wing is open. Not only does it have the old reliables--Warhol, etc.--but there are some interesting works from artists I never heard of. Go.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Cone wing is mandatory for any art lover with its Matisse wing. It is a wonderful gallery. The rest of the collection is also very good. The main problem is where to park on a busy day but looking around is worth the opportunity. The cafe and restaurant are also excellent

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This Museum has a wide variety of art from classic to contemporary. Must see for all of th Art Lovers.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was a great stop on a weekend in Baltimore. There is a great Modern wing--and while we were there, there was a family event teaching kids about the action of expressionism. Seeing that made that room all the more enjoyable. The museum was under quite a bit of construction, which has promise. The gift shop was fun and full and on the weekend, parking was free at the meters out front.

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