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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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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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Great collection in a pleasant setting

Appealing variety of art in a comfortable setting. Especially enjoyed works from the Cone Sister's collection. Large collection of Matisse and Warhol. Free admission and free... read more

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Appealing variety of art in a comfortable setting. Especially enjoyed works from the Cone Sister's collection. Large collection of Matisse and Warhol. Free admission and free audio tour every day. What's not to like!

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Sebastopol, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Creative and thoughtful displays of outsider art, many accompanied by biographical text; increases our understanding of humanity. Some are interactive and have movemeent. Great for kids; very inspirational.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most impressive collections of Matisse in the world. Being from Baltimore, I never knew our town had some of the rarest and most famous art pieces. It isn't a copy cutter municipal museum like all the other cities either- It's amazing.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, and it's free! (Parking is $7 in 2 small parking lots.) It sits inside the campus of Johns Hopkins Univ. We spent 6 hours there and didn't see it all. Similar in size and scope to the Smithsonian art museums in D.C. A must see are the Syrian mosaics-2000 years old! The building and grounds are beautiful and... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is amazing and well positioned and offers an amazing experience and a great cultural trip. Be sure to visit the restaurant next door.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum is top notch. the american paintings are exceptional, but the american furniture is the true find. the collection of maryland early furniture is a real gem. not to be missed

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a wonderful range of art including a really special African collection. However, it's the Impressionists that wowed me. The restaurant also smelled delicious but we didn't have time to stop in.

Thank TizzyNYC
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice art and easy to navigate the museum. Relatively easy to find parking either in the museum's lot or nearby on the street.

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Appleton, WI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a rainy afternoon our fist day in Baltimore. It is not a huge museum, but there is a wonderful variety of art from all over the world. From ancient art to present day installations. My favorite part was the incredible collection from the Cone sisters. I have never seen so many pieces of work... More 

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We went to see show good place clean and good place to be with kids and friends Parking good price starting $5

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