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Collection Overview

Art of Maryland on view in the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing.

Art of Maryland on view in the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing.

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.

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Browse or search images of over 10,000 works from every area of the collection, with new works added constantly.

The Museum’s outstanding collection is recognized for its:

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.

Appraisal Services

The Baltimore Museum of Art does not provide appraisals of works of art. The following organizations are resources for finding appraisers: