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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
+1 443-573-1700
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Impressive Museum!

When you drive up to this museum, you will be awe struck by this impressive building. This grand... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Baltimore, Maryland
Beautiful museum with a great restaurant

BMA is a world class museum with an impressive modern art wing. The sculpture gardens are so... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Baltimore, Maryland
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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 14 September 2016

When you drive up to this museum, you will be awe struck by this impressive building. This grand historic building was designed in the 1920s by John Russell Pope. The BMA, as we call it, offers an unbelievable collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art....More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

BMA is a world class museum with an impressive modern art wing. The sculpture gardens are so serene to walk through. The Impressionist collection is also amazing. Walking through the various galleries is an immediate stress reliever. The BMA offers workshops and Family Fun Days...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Day visit. After a splendid afternoon "breathing in the beauty " of the artwork. We stopped to unwind and dine. Gertrude's in the sculpture garden. Beyond expectation. Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have always loved this museum. It is small but has some very impressive pieces of art. The sporting pictures of early race horses is wonderful but my favorite is the Cone collection which includes works by Picasso, VanGogh, Courbet, Degas Pissarro, Matisse, and Gauguin....More

Thank Elsa91
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fantastic collection- the Matisse collection from the famed cone sisters is worth the trip alone! A gem- Plus great gift shop, classy cafe, perfect for a after museum lunch!

Thank sanvi777
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The BMA has many noteable exhibits, but the crown jewel is the Cone Collection, assembled by Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone in the early 20th century. There are Picassos, Monets, even a couple of Van Goghs, but the number of Matisse canvases is really...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Fee parking lot, gift shop and most importantly, wonderful exhibits! There is a food there too but we walked a short distance for lunch.

Thank Rebanne
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

BMA has really nice collection, including pieces by many historically-important & interesting but less well-known artists. particularly interesting is the Cone wing, early modern paintings collected by two Baltimore sisters, which has a terrific 3-d interactive display allowing visitors to "walk thru" the works as...More

Thank g g
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We only had two hours and were pleasantly surprised to find admission is now free. Usually they say you get what you pay for, but in this case, you will be extremely pleased! We viewed the Cone permanent collection! Two sisters who collected art from...More

Thank edwardmw2015
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The BMA is a Baltimore treasure. It has hosted many events including charitable auctions and dancing. Every summer they host Jazz in the Garden - We try to go every year. Before the concert we eat at Gertrude's - which has wonderful food - including...More

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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