To our visitors,

We are deeply disappointed to share this news. We will be keeping our galleries closed to the public through Sunday, December 26. We will be reopening on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

While our galleries will be closed, the BMA Shop will be open on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, reopening on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen will be open on Dec. 22, Dec. 23, and Dec. 26.

We pride ourselves on offering visitors excellent artistic experiences in a safe environment for everyone. Given the current surge in positive COVID cases, we need a moment to step back and ensure our staff is ready to serve Museum visitors. We think cautiously is the best way to move forward right now.

We are looking forward to welcoming guests back on Dec. 29. Please see below for guidance on refunds for A Modern Influence and how to rebook tickets or timed-entry passes.

If you booked a timed-entry pass to visit the Museum:

Your free reservation has been cancelled. Please visit the reservation page to make a new reservation.

If you purchased a ticket to see A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore:

You will automatically be issued a refund for a reservation made for Dec. 22–26. If you would like to visit the show between Dec. 29 and Jan. 2, please purchase a new ticket.

If you are a member:

Please call the member hotline at 443-573-1800 or email