From January 2021 until January 2022, the Samuel H. Kress Study Room will be closed in anticipation of an inventory and collection move. Additionally, the BMA’s Prints, Drawings & Photographs Department will enact an external loan moratorium. If your institution requires object loans for exhibitions during this period, all requests must be made in writing to the PDP department by June 30, 2020.
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 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
The Museum has a long tradition of collecting the art of the day, beginning with the Cone Sisters, whose acquisitions from living artists lead the Museum's commitment to contemporary art.
Search the Collection
Browse or search images of over 20,000 works from every area of the collection, with new works added constantly.
The Museum’s outstanding collection is recognized for its:
- Cone Collection of Modern Art
- European masterpieces
- distinguished American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts
- impressive examples of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist sculpture, and Conceptual Art
- 15th- through 19th-century prints, drawings, and photographs
- one of the most important African collections in the country
- a 100-year survey of modern and contemporary sculpture in two landscaped sculpture gardens
General admission to the BMA is free for everyone, every day.
Works on View
If you are visiting the Museum to see a specific work of art or collection, please call ahead on 443-573-1701 to ensure it will be on view. We loan works and send traveling exhibitions from our collection to museums in the U.S. and abroad.
The Baltimore Museum of Art does not provide appraisals of works of art. The following organizations are resources for finding appraisers: