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The Baltimore Museum of Art

One of the city’s most beloved treasures and a wonderful destination for all ages, the historic Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) was founded on the belief that access to art is integral to a vibrant and healthy civic life. Offering free admission and rivaling the collections of much larger cities, the BMA offers a diverse and internationally renowned selection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Plus, you won’t want to miss the artwork by Henri Matisse—the museum boasts the largest holding of his work in the world.

The Baltimore Museum of Art

(at N. Charles and 31st Streets) 10 Art Museum Dr. Baltimore, MD 21218
(443) 573-1700

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Admissions And More Information

• General admission is free. Some special exhibitions and events may incur a charge.
• Additional programs include artist talks, concert, art-making workshops, after-hours soirées, and more.
• The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Hours

Museum Gallery Hours Monday–Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10am–5pm Thursday 10am–5pm Friday 10am–5pm Saturday 10am–5pm Sunday 10am–5pm The museum is closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgi

What It's Like

The Baltimore Museum of Art is a grand, historic 1920s building designed by celebrated architect John Russell Pope. A major cultural destination, the sprawling 210,000 square-foot building includes two peaceful and beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th century sculpture. Anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art— as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs—the BMA houses more than 95,000 objects and more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse.

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Check out the galleries which showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa, important works by established and emerging contemporary artists, outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, ancient Antioch mosaics, and exquisite textiles from around the world. If you love to shop, you’ll enjoy the museum’s gift store, which offers a terrific selection of art books, as well as jewelry, crafts, and clothing.

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