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Baltimore Museum of Art
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A gem of a Collection
Sep 02, 2014 by: Carl D from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Baltimore Museum is a must see attraction. Always a wonderful and diverse selection of exhibits. The Cone Collection is a breathtaking array of French Impressionist Masterworks, the German Expressionist Exhibit was stunning and the Contemporary wing is impressive! Make the time to see this magnificent Museum!
Nice visit but post-Reno will be better
Sep 01, 2014 by: bellefontebob from bellefonte, pa
Hadn't been here in a number of years so it was nice to return, as others have said a out half the place is closed for reno. Still had a good visit with a nice stroll in the sculpture gardens. All the biggies are here Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Rodin, Warhol, Monet, and on and on... Worth the visit and it's FREE!
Plan an "Art Spa Day" on a Sunday for a Fun Day At the BMA!
Aug 26, 2014 by: Rubi_Luvz2travel from Baltimore
A quick drive from the Inner Harbor, above (north) of the lovely Charles St historic area you'll find a Gem of a Fine Arts Museum - The Baltimore Museum of Art. Yes, it is undergoing a renovation and will be fully opened in October, but don't wait till then if you love any of the following: seeing a genuine Degas dancer sculpture, paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Picasso, Manet, Cezanne, an astonishing collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art bequeathed by a spunky pair of Baltimorean sisters, Claribel and Etta Cone - who likely would have been using Trip Advisor if they had computers in the 19th century! If you go in the afternoon you may be lucky to catch the docent who leads "Chick Chat", and will show certain pieces of art on display and open your eyes to what you are looking at. Oh, did I mention that Sundays are a fine time to go there because you can have brunch at the wonderful Gertrude's restaurant that is housed at this wonderful museum? Gertrude's has both interior dining and a covered patio that overlooks the park and a beautiful sculpture garden and hear the sounds of water from the fountain. The menu covers vegans to seafood lovers, the service is gracious, and the food is excellent. The restaurant has stayed open during the renovation. Oh, if you have kids there will likely be a room open adjacent to the Cone collection where they can do some drawing themselves, and there are wonderful free handouts for children that will engage them in learning some art lingo and concepts. They have a delightful gift shop to peruse, delightful art books for kids and adults, jewelry, funky and fun Baltimore stuff, and you can actually take home something that won't cost you a fortune. One more reason to go on a Sunday: free parking is ample on the street right across from the museum! I was there during August having a wonderful visit with my sister who came down from NY and I traveled up from DC area, but truth be told, I come here to the Baltimore Museum of Art frequently - it is one of my art 'sanctuary' spots, and I leave as if I've had an art spa day, refreshed and energized. You don't have to wait for a Sunday to go there, but it is a wonderful way to spend part of a weekend in Baltimore, and away from the more tourist-track locales by the Inner Harbor.
Wait until fall 2014 before visiting; about half the museum is closed now
Aug 23, 2014 by: Marblehead750 from Dayton, Ohio
I visited in Aug 2014 and about half the museum was closed due to renovations. It is set to reopen sometime in the Fall of 2014. What was open was very nice and admission is (currently) free. Not many decorative arts on display, but lots of great paintings and a few sculptures. I parked on the street at a meter and it's 50 cents per hour, which is dirt cheap.
Come for the Matisse, stay for the fun
Aug 23, 2014 by: Bryan R from Washington DC, District of Columbia
What a great and charming museum located in the northern part for Baltimore in the historic Charles Village Neoghborhood. Located right next to Johns Hopkins University, and Wymman Park (one for the best preserved of the Olmstead parks,) this is a world class museum. Holding the largest collection of Matisse paintings of any collection, there is sure to be something for everyone. Especially of interest to kids and adults alike is the miniature room. Enjoy a spot of lunch at Gertrude's or buy a snack and enjoy a stroll through the sculpture garden. A great place to kill a day in baltimore.
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