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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 C├ęzanne. 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Baltimore Museum of Art and many more Baltimore attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Baltimore travel itinerary maker.
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  • We visited the Matisse-Diebenkorn exhibit at the BMA is really excellent. The exhibit traces the trajectory of both artists through their careers and compares them. It discusses Matisse's influence on...  more »
  • Excellent museum, the "Cone collection" being a fantasic modern art collection. The museum is free. Delicious resturant, Gertrude's" on site. Easy parking either in the lot or metered street parking. 
  • The relatively small collection has been brilliantly assembled. You could hold an art history survey class here and feel like you had done justice to most nations and eras. 
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  • Great Museum with different era's art collection. Good place to explore. Every Sunday (except last Sunday of the month) they have a Free Family Sunday Art workshop for kids & teenagers. Parents- Grandparents are welcome to that workshop. Instructors are very generous & helpful to everyone. Loved that museum!!!!!
  • I enjoyed my visit here so much. There's so much to see but my favorites were their collections of paintings as well as the ancient mosaics. Wow. We had a great day here - highly recommended it. There's a diverse range of art and just really enjoyable
  • The BMA is the perfect size. There is enought breadth to appeal to everyone's interests, but it is not so large as to be overwhelmed like at the National Gallery or the Met.
  • The spacing and labeling of art works in this museum is superb. I spent one hour in a group with a very knowledgeable docent taking us through the "American" collection, with a primary emphasis on Tiffany. It was time extremely well-spent. I knew little to nothing about Tiffany's work, and came away captivated and enlightened. The collection is quite diverse, but well-labelled and beautifully hung. Like many museums with a long heritage, it's easy to get lost, but that's part of the journey, a wrong turn may bring you to a collection you didn't even know you'd be interested in. Top of my "must see list" were 4 paintings by Hudson River artists which I have admired in books for years, and there they were, well lit, carefully hung, succintly labeled and intelligently described! And presented in a way that one's thought process could easily move from the Hudson River in the 19th Century to Tiffany in the same era. Worth a trip from New York. Admission is free, and so is the Circulator to get there. And be careful how you approach the museum, you may get captivated by the sculptures you pass through on the way and not get inside!
  • This museum recently reopened after a multimillion dollar renovation that completely overhauled the main lobby area, the giftshop, the Contemporary wing and even reopened a historic entrance that was closed for decades. This museum has a wide range of artworks in both medium and artists ranging from paintings and textiles to sculptures and video, from Mattise and Renoir to more modern artists such as Andy Warhol and Franz West. What's so awesome about this museum is it has completely free admission, some temporary exhibitions may require an additional fee to enter and view but the permanent collection is free to view.