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Baltimore Museum of Art
Ranked #6 of 245 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 November 30, 2013

This museum is undergoing major rennovation and is not worth your time to stop by. The gift shop is really nice but the art is limited to just one floor and is it=s scant. The Worhol exhibit is good, but the rest is ho hum.

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"nice collection"
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"miniature rooms"
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"old masters"
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"johns hopkins university"
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"free admission"
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"permanent collection"
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love this museum--the featured exhibits are generally very well done and worth seeing. What I really like is going here for dinner with friends at Gertrude's which is in the museum. The sculpture garden is wonderful, the food is generally pretty good and sitting outside on a nice evening can't be beat. Years ago I took my parents to see an Andrew Wyeth exhibit, and afterwards we had hot chocolate at Gertrudes while watching the snow come down in big flakes like goose feathers.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The BMA is a wonderful place with constantly changing exhibits, musical performances and a great restaurant. Unfortunately, a large part of the museum is off limits now due to a overhaul of half of it.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

not a lot things to see, quite disappointed. hopefully it is better after renovation by 2014 or 2015.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a beautiful museum with a treasured collection bequeathed by the Cone sisters of post impressionist artists. There is some construction going on, but don`t be discouraged, go around to the side entrance and allow yourself a few hours, don`t miss the courtyard mosaics from Antioch.

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