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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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Great collection and FREE

The BMA has a wonderful collection and the entry is free, a rarity in today's world. The Cone... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Baltimore, MD
As good an art gallery as you could find in a provincial city

We read about the gallery in our travel guide book before we left home and having later visited the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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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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10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The BMA has a wonderful collection and the entry is free, a rarity in today's world. The Cone collection of French Impressionists is one of the finest anywhere. Street parking is usually not diffident and it is a short taxi or bus ride from the...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We read about the gallery in our travel guide book before we left home and having later visited the old Cone family home in Blowing Rock, we were even more keen to see the Cone collection. It did not disappoint and it was fun to...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Spent an afternoon at the BMA. Admission is free. It is worth going just to see the Cone Collection. Amazing what these two women amassed during their lifetime. Had a delicious drink and meal at the cafe. It was a beautiful day, and if you...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I hadn't been to the Baltimore Museum of Art in quite a number of years, so I was pleasantly surprised with the addition of their Modern Art Wing. The building is quite impressive, as is its collection. They also have a wonderful collection of Matisse,...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the Baltimore Museum of Art. My favorite surrealist artist is Rene Magritte and they had one of his big sculptures. Also loved the Rodin. But most mesmerizing to me were the large ancient mosaics. Don't miss them. The restaurant -- and bar -- at...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The highlight of the museum is the Cone Sisters Collection with its exquisite Matisse art works. The museum probably has one of the most comprehensive Matisse collections I have seen. Also, the museum has a nice cafe to stop by a good brunch over the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

When you drive up to this museum, you will be awe struck by this impressive building. This grand historic building was designed in the 1920s by John Russell Pope. The BMA, as we call it, offers an unbelievable collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art....More

1  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 13 September 2016

BMA is a world class museum with an impressive modern art wing. The sculpture gardens are so serene to walk through. The Impressionist collection is also amazing. Walking through the various galleries is an immediate stress reliever. The BMA offers workshops and Family Fun Days...More

Thank debjjones22
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Day visit. After a splendid afternoon "breathing in the beauty " of the artwork. We stopped to unwind and dine. Gertrude's in the sculpture garden. Beyond expectation. Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

Thank auburnadmin
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have always loved this museum. It is small but has some very impressive pieces of art. The sporting pictures of early race horses is wonderful but my favorite is the Cone collection which includes works by Picasso, VanGogh, Courbet, Degas Pissarro, Matisse, and Gauguin....More

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Julie G
10 July 2017|
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Response from buddmar | Reviewed this property |
I thought it had a decent sampling of French Impressionist paintings ... as noted by others, the erudite and savvy art collecting Cone sisters brought a few masterpieces to Baltimore. However, I am from Philadelphia and here... More
Jeff M
8 January 2017|
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Response from Hawk470 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Till January 29. There is an extra charge. Museum is great whether you see that exhibit or not. Some very fine Matisse in the permanent collection too.
sara c
30 May 2016|
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Response from LarryArmold | Reviewed this property |
1) Closest known is Hopkins Inn on St. Paul Street, about 1/4 mile to the NE (can be walked). 2) Inn at the Colonnade, yes, is we think the closest quality lodging at about 1/2 mile distant at the north end of Johns Hopkins... More