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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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Very nice art and easy to navigate the museum.

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.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not up for drive to DC for the National Gallery, the BMA is a nice substitute. While not overflowing with Old Masters, it has some important works of art and everyone loves the Cone sister's collection. The museum is in a lovely setting and has a nice restaurant as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BMA is an excellent museum. It is located on the edge of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Hopkins campus is very interesting and itself very pretty. It is a lively campus with undergraduate and graduate students moving through the campus at all times. The museum has multiple sections, but the works that the two Cone sisters - Isabel... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here after living in Baltimore for a couple years. The museum is free for it's standard exhibits. It is a great way to spend a day. You won't be able to see everything in one visit. It really is the type of place that is just fun to explore. There is also a restraint connected to the museum that... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the Met in NY or National Gallery. But it is a well presented good collection that is well worth a visit. They have a very educational presentation. Gertrude's, located in the building, is a great dining spot,

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Stonington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum. The highlight is the Cone sisters' collection of early 20th century art -- Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, etc. etc. Extraordinary. Also a great sculpture garden.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Baltimore Museum of Art is not a comprehensive or great as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington's National Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Art Institute of Chicago ... but it is a good medium sized art museum that possessed a fine selection of post-impressionist, fauvist, modernist paintings including a lot of Matisse, Cezanne, Picasso, etc.... More 

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dc metro area
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this museum and visit from Northern Virginia at least once a year. It has interesting exhibits - traveling and stationary. My favorite is Degas' little dancer. I can look at her all day, she's beautiful. Also, there is a version of Rodin's The Thinker, and some beautiful tile work floors on display.

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