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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 museum! You could easily spend a day here, there is so much to look at. There is also a nice little restaurant.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum! You could easily spend a day here, there is so much to look at. There is also a nice little restaurant.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a gem. The collection of ancient Assyrian mosaics alone is spectacular but it has a lot more to offer. The cafe is a great place for brunch on weekends.

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District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often visiting art museums is a chore but not here. Cheap parking was available right at the front door. The museum is free, lockers are free, staff is very friendly, and so were the other patrons. The kids room was very popular and permitted kids to make their own masterpieces. The restaurant, Gertrude's, is fabulous. You can view the entire... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to BMA countless time, to catch a special exhibit, revisit some old favorites, rediscover the Cone collection after visiting France, just browse the store,..... It is always a pleasurable experience. There are some indisputable great pieces but many more that are thought-provoking or just great conversation starters. The sculpture garden is beautiful and quiet. The store is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have it all: Old Masters, Impressionists, Modern, Contemporary, and all of it is simply WONDERFUL. I spent 2 hours here and could have stayed longer but my feet didn't hold out. The gift shop is small but the offerings are well-edited, and Gertrude's for brunch is one of Baltimore's best kept secrets.

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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this Museum! The building is nice and all their collections are amazing! They have good pieces and everything is well distributed. The place is really quiet and is free, so there is no excuse for not visiting. They have a small parking lot but you can always find a space. Also, the pink bus goes into this direction.... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum, and it's free entrance to boot! There was a great mix of modern and classic art from all parts of the world, so really something for everyone. We also loved how they had so many interactive exhibits, especially the hearts for Valentine's Day. A great place to stop by if you're in the area. It's... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 20 paintings of Henri Matisse on permanent display would be the price of admission all by themselves. What's that? Oh, right, museum admission is free every day. What a wonderful museum. The Matisse works, including a number of black-and-white prints, form the largest collection of the French's painters works in the world. There are other works from Picasso, Rodin,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the BMA. The special exhibits are always well done. "Visiting" the Cohn sisters Paris apartment is a must do.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

After seeing wonderful exhibitions one can have a delicious lunch or dinner in the restaurant. One will find the BMA a great place for the family or just a date night. If you visit Baltimore this is a must stop. Great art and great food at one location.

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