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The Baltimore Museum of Art

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One of the city’s most beloved treasures and a wonderful destination for all ages, the 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 public largest holding of his work in the world.

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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.


Saturdays and
Sundays; 10am-9pm
Thursdays; Closed
Mondays and
Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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.

Don't Miss

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.