Terms & Conditions

The Human Figure

The human figure, whether clothed or nude, has always been a subject of fascination and challenge for artists. Please be aware that you may encounter an occasional nude figure when visiting the BMA online.

All Content Is Protected By Copyright

All information contained within The Baltimore Museum of Art’s web site (Site), including but not limited to text, images, data, audio/video clips, and other content (materials), is protected by copyright. The Baltimore Museum of Art, and relevant third parties reserve all rights, including copyright, in whole or in part, throughout the world. Materials found on this Site may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission from The Baltimore Museum of Art and/or relevant rights holders. Any unauthorized use of this Site’s materials may violate copyright or other applicable intellectual property laws.

You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy or use the Site and its materials, in whole or in part, for any commercial or public use, or for personal gain, without the written permission of The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Reproduction, including the downloading of Matisse or Picasso works, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Fair Use Is Permitted

This site may be used for educational and personal use that is non-commercial in nature, as outlined by Fair Use in title 17 of the United States Code (17 U.S.C § 107), as long as all copyright and proprietary notices are maintained and materials are appropriately cited.

For more information on Fair Use please visit the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fact Sheet on Fair Use: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

For purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(2), The Baltimore Museum of Art has designated an agent for notification of claimed infringement as follows: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Attn: Michelle Boardman, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218. The Baltimore Museum of Art provides the above contact information for purposes of the DMCA.

Obtaining Permissions

Except as authorized under the copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any material that is available on this Site. The Image Services and Rights Office of The Baltimore Museum of Art grants permissions for use not authorized herein on a case-by-case basis. A usage fee may be charged and additional third party permissions may have to be sought. Please contact the Image Services and Rights Assistant at rights@artbma.org for more information.


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The Baltimore Museum of Art does link to third party web sites. Once you leave The Baltimore Museum of Art’s web site you must follow the terms and conditions set forth by the third party’s web site.