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Baltimore Museum of Art
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The Cone Sisters Collection Worth a Visit
Oct 14, 2014 by: Brenda M from Houston, Texas
I love the Impressionists and Baltimore Museum of Art had plenty to see. Unfortunately, the museum was under renovation, so only part of the building was open to exhibits. Fortunately, The Cone Sisters Collection was available for viewing and it was spectacular! I have a new hobby of taking a (flash free) snapshot of my favorite Impressionist paintings, then marking it off my list as I visit museums around the country. The Cone Sisters were unknown to us, but we quickly learned of their vast (3,000+) collection of fine art and even a video view of how their luxury apartments looked with all the sculptures and paintings surrounding them. Their tastes were varied and made the exhibit interesting to many. It was a fun afternoon of history and beauty!
Fantastic collection for a smaller museum
Oct 03, 2014 by: TravelingDoc78 from Baltimore, Maryland
We will definitely go back when the renovation is complete, but we were still impressed with the excellently curated collection. I really like contemporary art, and their galleries are amazing. Took our 7-month old in a stroller and had no access problems.
Sep 30, 2014 by: Cynmos from Overland Park, Kansas
Even though much of the museum was closed for renovations thee was still so much to see it took us over 3 hours. The Cone Collection is eclectic and the information about the sisters is fascinating. The contemporary section had some hits and some misses but still worth seeing. The Mosaics surrounding the courtyard are incredible. I always enjoy the masters and this collection is superb. To add to the pleasure - there is no admission fee though I encourage visitors to make a donation.
A gem of a collection
Sep 28, 2014 by: DavidTAC from Calgary, Canada
Although part of the museum was closed, the fabulous Cone sisters collection of art was well worth the trip from DC. Matisse, Cezanne and Picasso are the big names here. Plus there is a Picasso painting from the same year as the "Family of the Saltembanques" found in the National Gallery in DC which makes this a good pairing. They have a good modern collection including a large Warhol room that includes many of his later paintings including one of the "Pee" paintings, a Rorschach test painting and a "Last Supper" screen painting. Fun stuff. Awesome Guston, Rushfeldt and Alice Neal as well. Their sculpture garden is a beautiful setting for a variety of modern pieces and their restaurant "Gertrude" looked very tempting (but I couldn't convince my colleagues to stay). This museum had the feel of the National Gallery in DC on the outside, but its much smaller and very much worth the visit.
Lovely, not-too-big museum
Sep 22, 2014 by: Noni1126 from Falls Church, VA
Terrific paintings in the core Cone Collection (impressionists, Picassos). Good and not-too-pricey cafe in the very nice sculpture garden. Best of all, this lovely collection has free admission!
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