The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 95,000 objects—including over 1,000 works by Henri Matisse, the largest public holding of his works in the world.
Throughout the museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; works by established and emerging contemporary artists; significant artworks from China; stunning Antioch mosaics; and an exceptional collection of art from Africa. The BMA’s galleries also showcase examples from one of the nation’s finest collections of prints, drawings, and photographs 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 sculpture gardens. As a major cultural destination for the region, the BMA hosts a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, and educational programs throughout the year. General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
Since 2006, the BMA has provided free general admission so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
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.
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.