American Art

This outstanding collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts dates from the colonial era to the late 20th century. It includes important regional holdings from Maryland and Baltimore, outstanding examples of Louis Comfort Tiffany's decorative works, and modern American masterpieces by Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, and many other acclaimed artists.

On View

A spectacular new presentation of the grand American Wing presents more than 800 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts intertwined, revealing surprising connections and fascinating stories. Thematic displays explore the international character of American art and Baltimore's position as a major center for art production and foreign trade from the late 18th century forward.

A selection of 21st-century objects, such as Richard Lee's Sinking and Burning (2005), a cabinet with reverse glass painting, also reveals unexpected links between historic and contemporary American art.

State-of-the-art lighting, new herringbone wood floors, a new palette of colors for the walls and ceilings, and many other improvements bring forth John Russell Pope’s magnificent neoclassical architecture as the perfect setting for the BMA’s masterpieces of American art.

Friends of the American Wing (FoAW)

Join FoAW to support the preservation, growth, and enrichment of the BMA's distinguished collection of decorative arts and American painting and sculpture.
Art by Tiffany in the BMA American Wing.

Art by Tiffany in the BMA American Wing.