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“More than Matisse”

Baltimore Museum of Art
Ranked #6 of 237 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 April 13, 2013

We only had a few hours to spend at the museum (which is free by the way!), and the docent directed us to the outstanding Cone Collection. Fortunately, it was adjacent to the fabulous Weber exhibit which is also a must see. Still, we wish we had another hour to take int the full permanent collection.

Thank pcyork
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This museum has stories of Matisse and paintings by Matisse like no other. The museum is free, has a great gift shop and a very, very nice place for lunch. The whole modern art collection is very much worth seeing. Closed TWO days per week!

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

I always enjoy coming to the BMA to look at the staple artwork as well as the special exhibits. From Warhol to Picasso, this museum has a little taste of everything. Though it is not one of the largest museums to visit, it has some of the most beautiful artwork around. Definitely check this museum out if you live in or visit Baltimore.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

An excellent museum even if Matisse is not your thing. Just the right size. The restaurant, Gertrude's, served us the best meal of my trip.

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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.

Thank maimonChicago
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