The Baltimore Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of masterpieces by legendary artists including Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh. It boasts the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
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. In the summer it hosts jazz concerts. Located in the city's Charles Village, it is a can't-miss destination for tourists and Baltimoreans alike.
Location: 10 Art Museum Dr. (at the corner of N. Charles St. and 31st St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Closed New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
There are numerous parking options at the BMA. The museum parking lot is free for the first half hour. After that, the rate is $6 from 6 a.m.-5 p.m., $4 from 5 p.m.-midnight. There also is street parking on Art Museum Dr. and Charles St.
The fabulous restaurant Gertrude's is located in the BMA. Celebrity chef John Shields, an author and television show host, opened the restaurant in 1998. Gertrude's dishes up a menu of regional foods and traditions for lunch, dinner, and a very-tasty brunch menu.
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.