Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

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Baltimore Museum of Art, a 1929 building modeled after a Roman temple, holds more than 90,000 pieces of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art, plus the largest collection of Henri Matisse's works in the world. Some of the museum's highlights include works by Picasso, van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse, and Cézanne. You'll also find objects from ancient Egypt; masks, figures, and ceremonial weapons of old African tribes; and mosaics from ancient Antioch. Browse through works by the Mayas and Aztecs, including ceramics, dancing figures, and golden ritual objects, dating as far back as 2500 BCE. Don't forget to take a walk through the museum's gardens, which showcase 20th-century sculptures. Put Baltimore Museum of Art and other Baltimore attractions into our Baltimore road trip site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Near Johns Hopkins U . Small, free museum but good on a cold day. Some eclectic art with looking at.  more »
  • The Cone exhibit of Matisse is worth the whole trip. Another highlight is the expo of mosaic floor panels excavated from Antioch, Turkey. Start or finish your visit with a meal at the attached restaur...  more »
  • In November,I returned to this wonderful art museum and spent two delightful days there once more.I appreciated its fine Old Master paintings from the International Gothic Period to the 18th Century,i...  more »
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  • The Baltimore Museum of Art is free & is located next to Johns Hopkins University. Please allow at least 4 hours just to see only your favorite sections. Just one block east you will find dozens of good restaurants in case you wish to break your viewing experience with a nice meal. Check the museum website for hours & parking locations & options ( usually $7 for the day ). Have fun. Some special options for children -- ask at the front desk.
  • The staff were very friendly and helpful. The information posted in the exhibition area provided helpful information for people with different levels of appreciation for arts from those periods. The display for the Cone sisters’ house was a wonderful touch.
  • Great for all ages, kids have a supervised art room and the exhibits are top notch. Small but definitely worth the trip and it's free.
  • The BMA is always a rewarding experience. The collection covers ancient to contemporary art. The temporary exhibits keep the Museum “fresh”. The decorative collection includes many signature Baltimore craftsmen and styles. There is Asian, African, European art, all in a very accessible format. I almost forgot to mention the incredible Cone Collection which includes many Matisses and his contemporaries....and so much more!
  • Cory loved the museum. He had a great time! The staff was friendly, and very helpful.

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For quick and easy access to practically all of Baltimore's major attractionswhile on holiday, follow the example of most tourists and stay near the Inner Harbor neighborhood. Few cities boast such a well-defined tourist district, it shouldn't come as a surprise that all the major chain hotels in the city are located right in this busy neighborhood. If you prefer to stay in a quieter area offering a bit more local character, consider one of the city's outlying districts, offering affordable accommodations and plenty of dining and shopping options.
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