Tour Topics

A sculpture of a young dancer.

Collection Highlights

Students explore treasures of the BMA while developing skills for looking at art.

All Grades
Limit
: 90 students


Image: Edgar Degas. Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. Original model 1881; this cast 1919–1921. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Alice Morawetz Bequest Fund, BMA 1943.1


Parts of Art

Students discover how artists use line, shape, color, pattern, texture, and space to convey ideas and feelings.

All Grades
Limit
: 90 students


Image: Artist unidentified. Female Mask (Ngaady Mwaash). Late 19th-early 20th century. Kuba region, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Alan Wurtzburger, BMA 1954.145.77

A stained glass window composed of autumn leaves.

American Art

Students discover the unique story of American art by examining diverse artworks from the 1700s to the present.

All Grades
Limit
: 60 students


Image: Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany. Autumn Leaves. c. 1885. Origin: Corona, New York, United States 101 West Monument Street Corporation Funds, BMA1979.177

A colorful painting of a tailor shop.

Black Artists

Students discover the unique story of American art by examining diverse artworks from the 1700s to the present.

All Grades
Limit
: 90 students


Image:Haywood Bill Rivers. Baptism. 1948. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of the Negro History Week Committee, BMA 1949.56. © Artist or artist's estate

A woman holds a mango against a colorful background.

Matisse & Friends

Students discover the power and beauty of artworks by modern masters like Gauguin and Matisse in the collection of Claribel and Etta Cone.

All Grades
Limit: 30 students


Image: Paul Gauguin. Detail, Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango). 1892. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.213

A bright red large sculpture is located in the sculpture garden.

Sculpture Inside and Out

Students examine the shape, texture, materials, scale, and meaning of sculpture inside the Museum’s galleries and outside in the gardens.

All Grades
Limit
: 60 students


Image: Alexander Calder. 100 Yard Dash. 1969. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Ryda and Robert H. Levi, Baltimore, BMA 1987.215. © 2013 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Majestic Fox Court.

Artful Animals

Students discover animals both realistic and fanciful in painting, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Grades K-5
Limit
: 60 students


Image: Figure of a Striding Camel. Early 8th century. Henan or Shaanxi province, China. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of David K.E. Bruce, BMA 1956.148

Two characters – Armida and Rinaldo – are located in this painting, surrounded by other characters including cherubs and a singing Nymph.

Art that Tells Stories

Students explore an artwork’s narrative, characters, and setting to discover an unexpected story.

All Grades
Limit
: 90 students


Image: Sir Anthony van Dyck. Detail, Rinaldo and Armida. 1629. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Jacob Epstein Collection, BMA 1951.103

A painting of a woman tossing a set of knucklebones.

Portraits and Personalities

Students learn how artists convey information about people through pose, expression, costume, and setting.

All Grades
Limit
: 90 students


Image: Jean‑Baptiste‑Siméon Chardin. Detail, The Game of Knucklebones. c. 1734. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Mary Frick Jacobs Collection, BMA 1938.193


Contemporary Highlights

Students explore exciting painting, sculpture, drawings, video, sound, and interactive artworks made by artists from the 20th century to the present.

All Grades
Limit
: 60 students


Image: Wangechi Mutu. Water Woman. 2017; this cast 2018. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; and additional funds from Fanny B. Thalheimer Memorial Fund, Katherine M. Hardiman, Frederick R. Weisman Contemporary Acquisitions Endowment, The Rothschild Foundation, and Dr. Max Stern Trust Fund, BMA 2017.148. © Wangechi Mutu, Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels