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Baltimore Museum of Art
Based on 219 traveler reviews
Mar 06, 2014 by: gypsumm from eastcoast
Love this museum. Hundreds of fascinating and important art, ancient, modern, current. Very wide scope, set up in beautiful building. Makes baltimore worth visiting
Feb 07, 2014 by: yummmmmm from Chicago, Illinois
The BMA was more then I expected . It is being renovated, but they still had lots to see, and it was free. Our driver from the Four Seasons took us to the museum and picked us up . It was our first time to Baltimore and the museum. It was a short trip from our hotel and it took about an hour to walk through , perfect! It was a good experience.
How can something this good be free?!?
Feb 03, 2014 by: tesoromiofamily from Baltimore, Maryland
We live in Baltimore and are members of the BMA so we are frequent visitors. We always take friends from out of town as the first place to go when exploring Baltimore. There are always special installations but the permanent collection is the main attraction. It spans centuries and continents. We are especially enthralled with the expansive contemporary wing. But there's lots more to see here, too.
Great building, great collection
Jan 23, 2014 by: dakota1956 from Washington DC
The BMA is under renovation so much of the permanent collection is on tour. But with free admission, we decided we couldn't go wrong. On a Thursday morning, art admirers were almost outnumbered by the security guards. There are many treasures here, including a dynamite collection donated by the wealthy Cone family of Baltimore. One plaque reads that a daughter was given $300 to "find some things to spruce up" the mansion, and came back with five paintings by the American Impressionist Theodore Robinson. Oh, and they had a few Renoirs, Van Goghs, Corots and other famous paintings adorning the walls too! In addition to the classic art, this museum has an admirable collection of modern art including Pollocks, Rothkos, de Koonings, and a dozen Warhols. Plus the biggest Rodin "Thinker" I've ever seen, which allegedly served as the model for the actual sculptures. It's not the National Gallery of Art, but it has a damn fine collection. Sadly, the renowned Matisse collection is on tour (Indianapolis, Minneapolis & San Antonio take note!). But for the price = free = the BMA is an incredible value.
Wonderful and diverse
Jan 20, 2014 by: MerinCols from Columbus, Ohio
Currently undergoing renovations, but it is still a wonderful art museum. Best part, it is free! Terrific Matisse exhibit. We also enjoyed walking through the gardens.
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