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The Baltimore Museum of Art Renovation Tour

The Baltimore Museum of Art is nearing completion of a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation. The first milestone of the unprecedented project was realized in fall 2012 with the unveiling of the revitalized Contemporary Wing. In celebration of the Museum’s 100th anniversary in November 2014, the BMA reopened the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing, the East Lobby and Zamoiski Entrance, and the historic Merrick Entrance of the Museum’s original 1929 building designed by John Russell Pope. New presentations of the African and Asian collections were opened in April 2015, and a new learning and creativity center is scheduled to open in late fall 2015.

See the photos below for a tour of the museum’s latest renovations and click here for more information about the BMA.

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Contemporary Wing

Artist Sarah Oppenheimer’s architectural intervention lets visitors see each other from separate floors in the American Wing.

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Contemporary Wing

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s newly renovated Contemporary Wing has artworks by Ed Ruscha, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Nari Ward, and Jasper Johns. Photo by Chris Myers.

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American Wing

The renovated lobby in The Baltimore Museum of Art’s historic John Russell Pope-designed building. Photo by Ron Solomon.

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American Wing Maryland Gallery

Visitors admire the Maryland Gallery in The Baltimore Museum of Art’s newly renovated American Wing. Photo by Maximilian Franz.

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American Wing Maryland Gallery

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s salon-hung Maryland Gallery in the newly renovated American Wing. Photo by Ron Solomon.

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American Wing Modernism Gallery

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s newly renovated American Wing has modern paintings by Milton Avery and Gertrude Greene, and a reading chair by Nils Holger Moormann paired with a circa-1835 American reading chair. Photo by Mitro Hood.

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American Wing Tiffany Gallery

The Tiffany Gallery in The Baltimore Museum of Art’s newly renovated American Wing. Photo by Ron Solomon.

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American Wing Willowbrook Gallery

The oval Willowbrook Room came from an elegant 1799 Baltimore villa. It displays examples of the BMA’s silver collection, painted furniture, and the famed Woodlawn Vase trophy designed by Tiffany for the Preakness. Photo by Ron Solomon.

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East Wing

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s bright and spacious East Wing Lobby. Photo by Mitro Hood.

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BMA Shop

The new BMA Shop has an expanded area of gifts for children. Photo by Mitro Hood.

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BMA Shop

The new BMA Shop carries a selection of art books, hand-crafted items, and jewelry. Photo by Mitro Hood.

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African Gallery

A visitor admires African art in one of the museum’s newly-renovated galleries, which now holds a collection more than three times its former size. Photo by Maximilian Franz.

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African Gallery

An outstanding early 20th-century wood and iron Banda Headress in the African Gallery, where you can find more than 2,100 objects from ancient Egypt to contemporary Zimbabwe. Photo by Mitro Hood.

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Asian Gallery

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s renovated Asian art gallery, now double its previous size, with an early 8th-century Chinese figure of a striding camel in the foreground. Photo by Mitro Hood.

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