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Baltimore Museum of Art

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Address: 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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11:00 - 18:00
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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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Large, Diverse Collection

Easy parking, great way to spend a few hours. You will find big names, along with some thought provoking newer pieces. There are 3 in the modern section that have really stuck... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Easy parking, great way to spend a few hours. You will find big names, along with some thought provoking newer pieces. There are 3 in the modern section that have really stuck with me, one on the immigrant experience, one on black lives matter and one on the black voice in America. Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Monet, Degas all have several... More 

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Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I love Baltimore and to sweeten any trip there I always hit this great museum. Amazing traveling exhibits along with their permanent collection. The restaurant inside the museum is called Gertrude's and it is wonderful. Give yourself at least 3 hrs there.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

With the new rennovations the museum seems to have more exhibit space and the large rooms with a variety of different artists from ceiling to floor are exceptional. It is first rate and would recommend to anyone from in or out of town.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This museum is not the first one people mention in Baltimore but it should be. This is a great museum. I was really impressed with how inventive some of the displays were with an interactive component. The contemporary collection was especially good. I also like a gallery that was a whole room installed in the museum with a collection of... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We specifically came to see the Cone Collection but we also fell in love with the gorgeous building. The general collection is impressive, including Degas' Little Dancer and Rodin's Thinker. The Cone Collection is incredible and the story of how these sisters accumulated so many treasures is so interesting. But we found parking to be very awkward and, frankly, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art deserves more attention than it gets. There is some amazing art in the museum and it's always wonderful to see some examples of Baltimore quilts. Parking is easy on weekends because there a John Hopkins parking lot just next to the museum. The restaurant is well worth the visit - the food is great -... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I went to the BMA knowing to find a wide range of paintings and sculptures "modern". In fact I found the compliance with some exceptions which I will. The layout is excellent and the location of the BMA is strategic in the city: in front of Johns Hopkins University, on the main thoroughfare of the city, in short, a central... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great day with the family here at the Museum of Art. Lots to see and beautiful pieces are displayed. Would definitely visit here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I needed to while away a few hours between visiting The Avenue, and returning to my hotel in Mid-town, and this small, but spectacular museum was perfect. It was Valentines Day weekend, and patrons were asked to place a small heart doily before their favorite piece, which gave the visit a purpose. Such a great variety of modern, and classical... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Nothing world-class, but plenty of works worth seeing. Rainy afternoon? - perfect inside trip for everyone.

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