United States

10 Art Museum Drive
Phone: 443-573-1700

Baltimore Museum Of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.

As a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, the BMA organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year, and frequently hosts special events with cultural and educational partners. The Museum is located three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a park-like setting in the heart of Charles Village, adjacent to the main campus of The Johns Hopkins University. It is distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and a massive wing for contemporary art added in 1994.

Gertrude’s restaurant and The BMA Shop are destinations unto themselves. Visitors enjoy superb regional cuisine from celebrity chef John Shields while overlooking the scenic sculpture gardens or listening to the popular summer jazz concerts. The BMA Shop offers a variety of unique art-inspired gifts, including items from local artists and craftsmen. [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection

From a single object in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art’s outstanding collection today encompasses 90,000 works of art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world, as well as masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh.

The BMA is recognized for an impressive collection of contemporary art that includes important examples of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist sculpture, and Pop Art with many late works by Andy Warhol, as well as major acquisitions of more recent work by artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Kara Walker. The Museum also boasts an internationally renowned collection of prints, drawings, and photographs from the 15th century to the present; European masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Sir Anthony van Dyck; distinguished American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; one of the most important African collections in the country; and notable examples of art from the Ancient Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

The BMA’s Sculpture Gardens feature a 100-year survey of modern and contemporary sculpture on nearly three landscaped acres in the heart of the city. Admission to the collection is free to everyone, every day.

If you are traveling to see a particular work of art, please call ahead to 443-573-1730 to make sure it is on view.


Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape
February 11–May 13, 2007

NUNO: Japanese Tradition/Innovation in Cloth
March 28–October 7, 2007
Free exhibition

Meditations on African Art: Light
December 17, 2006–April 1, 2007

Front Room: Luisa Lambri
March 7–May 20 , 2007

The Persistent Figure in Modern Sculpture
October 2, 2006–June 17, 2007

A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art


The Baltimore Museum of Art is free—for everyone, every day!

Each year, the BMA presents special ticketed exhibitions that may require admission fees.

BMA Members receive free admission to special ticketed exhibitions, as well as invitations to Members First Night preview parties and Members First Preview Days, plus discounts at The BMA Shop, Gertrude’s restaurant, and so much more!

Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape is a special ticketed event. Tickets go on sale January 10, 2007. BMA Members receive free admission. All tickets to Pissarro include a complimentary Acoustiguide audio tour.

Adults $15
Seniors $12
Students $10
Ages 6-18 $6
Age 5 & under FREE
BMA Members FREE
Groups of 12 or more $12

Tickets are timed on weekends, as they may sell out at peak times.

Opening hours

Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday Closed
First Thursday Nights Extended hours, 5–8 p.m.

The BMA is closed New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

The Wurtzburger and Levi Sculpture Gardens close during inclement weather.

Getting there

The BMA is located on Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st Streets, three miles north of Baltimore's Inner Harbor in the neighborhood of Charles Village.

For a map and driving directions please see,

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