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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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Interesting backstory

I love the backstory about the collections of the Cone sisters and their interactions with the up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Swl781
Excellent and free! 5*

This museum was my favorite in Baltimore. Amazing art, welcoming and helpful staff. 5* Everything... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denise F
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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 2 days ago

I love the backstory about the collections of the Cone sisters and their interactions with the up and coming modern painters. A generally nice collection, but in my mind, the highlight is the Antioch mosaics. Stunning, and beautifully displayed.

Thank Swl781
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was my favorite in Baltimore. Amazing art, welcoming and helpful staff. 5* Everything was amazing! Great collection of Henry Matisse. The sculptures, including the Thinker, were incredible. The European and American Art were excellent. Easy to get to by bus, and free. Make...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a real gem of an art museum and it is free too. The collects are excellent and has a very nice impressionist section. Gotta check this one out.

Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for art from Baltimore, this is not the place. Besides Pimlico and very very abstract art from millennials I can not find much Baltimore culture in the museum? What about local furniture; silver; coins; welding; quilt making; sailing, pirating, fishing, railroad and...More

Thank MonecaPW
Anne B, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The next time you are in Baltimore, please ask one of the BMA's Visitor Services Associates for a list of works by African-American artists on view. We have works in the American and Contemporary Art collections by Joshua Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Horace Pippin, Hale Woodruff,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised with the extent of their collection. Visited several years ago, and I think it is even better now. Allow several hours to see everything.

Thank historybuff851
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was light and bright. Had a very clean feel to it. I didn't have the opportunity to spend many hours there. You need about 3-4 hours to do it justice. Nicely curated works. The hidden highlight was the museum restaurant which is why...More

Thank lara p
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to imagine the Baltimore Museum of Art with the collection of the Cone Sisters. But their unparalleled collection of art is the centerpiece of the museum, and it is the reason to make sure that one gets to the BMA. In addition there...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 1 week ago

An Art Museum that successfully manages all art & cultural subjects with great competence. The use of a computer to transport the viewer into an off-site building & then provide that person with a 360* vista of great clarity was a first for me,as demonstrated...More

Thank bakerandrewmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BMA has a wonderful collection of modern art: a lot of minor works by Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Gaugin. A room-full of Warhols and a wonderful collection of contemporary sculptures and installations. The sculpture garden is pretty, too. It's not crowded, it's quiet, easy to...More

Thank TPB01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss the mosaic collection. Marvelous. Well positioned to capture light to well orchestrate texture, color, and purpose of the mosaic in history. Yes, contemporaneous audiences appreciate mosaic as art..., but the beauty of the format in its antiquarian purpose is portrayed in a...More

Thank David H
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Jeff M
Is the matisse exhibit still on display?
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.
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sara c
What hotels are near the museum
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
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Clarissa C
Can this facility be rented for a wedding
18 February 2015|
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Response from Anne B | Property representative |
Yes! You can get more details on our website under "About" and "Rentals."
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