The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs.

The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world.

The 210,000-square-foot museum is distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture.

The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University.

General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.


BMA Mission

The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks to inspire creativity, encourage learning, and foster human understanding through an excellent artistic program that explores its remarkable collection, from historic to contemporary, in an environment welcoming to all.


BMA Vision

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will be known as a vibrant and innovative institution that is embraced as an indispensable element of community life, a vital educational resource for a broad and diverse audience, and a leader in the revitalization of the city that surrounds it. The BMA will present a dynamic program of exhibitions and collection installations, educational experiences and opportunities, publications and digital resources acknowledged nationally and internationally for their excellence. The Museum will continue to be recognized as a major center for 18th-century, 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art.


BMA Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees offers leadership that fosters ongoing support for our ambitious mission and vision. This group is comprised of a diverse group of regional and national leaders in art, philanthropy, and business who are deeply engaged and deeply committed to ensuring the long-term strength of the BMA.

List of Current Board Members