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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 lovely time at a lovely place

This is a beautiful building. The collections are worth seeing. Staff are pleasant and helpful. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maesteg, United Kingdom
A gem!

We had an afternoon to fill on a rainy day in Baltimore...not weather to visit the Harbor area. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike 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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10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Traveller123Atlanta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Don P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited the Baltimore Museum of Art after learning about it's collections on line and in articles we'd read. The layout and curation of the painting, sculptures and installations was really well done and time flew by as we looked at the exhibits. There's so...More

Thank BobnMal
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A wonderful Sunday afternoon spent looking at amazing art from around the world. Especially liked how so many of the rooms were designed to make you feel as if you were in a period piece - extraordinarily well done. The Sunday kids' activity was great,...More

Thank craig s
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I spent about 1.5 hours perusing the collections at the museum. There is a lot to see, including the sculpture gardens. Really nice museum!

Thank BodieMoose
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It was such a pleasure to spend almost four hours on the two floors of exhibits. There were many Impressionist artists that I love including Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and many others. The Asian exhibit was so fascinating. The "Joseph Education Center" was huge. So many...More

Thank GrammyJ43
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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