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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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A good museum that needs attention

The Cone Collection is superbly installed and a place to absolutely visit and study. But the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabriel W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
World Class

The BMA is a fabulous, world class museum with lots of interesting exhibits and a very strong... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy M
Summit, New Jersey
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cone Collection is superbly installed and a place to absolutely visit and study. But the American works ( all of them) lack cohesion making it very difficult to grasp who the artists are and the period in which they worked. More interpretation is definitely...More

Thank Gabriel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BMA is a fabulous, world class museum with lots of interesting exhibits and a very strong permanent collection that has something for everyone. Admission is FREE for everyone at all times, and parking just $7 for the day. A tremendous value for just about...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first museum I have gone to which has Greek-Roman Mosaics. There were many of them of large size. The museum was selected as one of three to excavate an area called Antioch-Syria, now modern day Turkey, which was found to have many...More

Thank poirot8345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that you could go and see such beautiful art for free. That's what you can get at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Why we chose to actually join the museum anyone is invited to tour for free. We started our day with brunch...More

Thank Rtwodogs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building. The collections are worth seeing. Staff are pleasant and helpful. It has a fantastic Matisse collection and post-impressionist section.Also, worth seeing are the American portraits and Syrian mosaics. It has an excellent shop and a white tablecloth restaurant. Well worth...More

Thank judeteachwrite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an afternoon to fill on a rainy day in Baltimore...not weather to visit the Harbor area. I expected an average art museum, having never heard much about it. What a surprise. Works from all over the world, including Africa and Asia. I especially...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Fantastic contemporary collection and nice architecture of the contemporary wing. Great lightening. Fully recommended!!!!!!!

Thank Traveller123Atlanta
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The Cone Collection is one of the Crown Jewels of Baltimore. There are two whole rooms of Matisse's work and the collection boasts some of his earliest pieces as a young student to some of his latest work as an older man - the difference...More

Thank Amore B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

For me, the highlight was the Cone Collection. It was remarkable and worth seeing. Learning about the Cone sisters was an additional plus. Pay for parking, admission is free.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This museum was great and free. We stayed at the inner harbor for three days and one it rained so we went to this museum and then to the aquarium. This museum is well worth the visit. Take your time to explore.

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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
31 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