Visiting during COVID-19

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To protect the health of our visitors and the Baltimore community, we are adhering strictly to City and State guidelines as well as taking additional precautions. Before your visit, become familiar with our new policies below (in addition to our existing guidelines). We want every visitor to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Reserving Your Timed-Entry Pass

In order to create a safe environment in which social distancing is manageable for both visitors and staff, timed-entry passes are required to visit the BMA's galleries. Reserve your passes below.

Passes are released on the 21st of every month for Members and the 25th of every month for Non-Members. (next member ticket availability is Nov. 21 for month of December)

Get Timed-Entry Passes
  • Pass Availability: Up to 12 passes are available for entry every 15 minutes. Groups with more than five people will be asked to separate into smaller groups while in the galleries.
  • If your plans change: If, for any reason, you are unable to reserve a pass online or your plans have changed and you will be unable to visit as scheduled, please call 443-573-1701 or email so that we might offer your spot to another visitor.
  • Where Passes are not needed: Passes are not needed to visit the BMA Shop, Sculpture Garden, lobby restrooms, or Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen. Reservations are required for dining at Gertrude’s. Curbside carryout is also available. Call 410-889-3399 or visit

Our Safety Policies

  • All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear facemasks. Additionally, all Museum staff protect themselves and others by wearing facemasks.
  • To reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, we ask that you stay home if you are sick and/or experiencing: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and/or fever (higher than 38ºC (100.4ºF). Please wait to visit the Museum until you are symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
  • All Museum visitors will enter the Museum through the East Entrance after checking in at our new outdoor welcome area. A Visitor Services Associate will greet you at the outdoor welcome area and scan your digital pass on your smartphone or your pass printed at home from your confirmation email.
  • Coat check will be available in the East Lobby. One visitor may enter the coat check area at a time.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the welcome area and throughout the Museum. Signage on the floors and walls will help visitors maintain six feet of social distance and capacity-limits in different galleries and spaces throughout the Museum. Additional signage will indicate areas where one-way traffic may be required and provide reminders about important sanitary practices.
  • Please do not use spray or aerosol sanitizer anywhere in the museum.
  • Restrooms will be made available to one group (you and anyone visiting with you) at a time.
  • Visitors will be able to exit the Museum through the Zamoiski East Entrance, Merrick Historic Entrance, and Wurtzburger School Entrance.

What’s On View

From Wednesday, October 21 through Sunday, October 25, the following galleries and spaces will be open:

*Once onsite, please visit the Box Office for a pass for entry to Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read. We are using passes to allow visitors to safely spend time with each video work with a very limited number of people.

Additional portions of the Museum will open as early as Wednesday, October 28. Our American Wing and African Art galleries are closed at this time.

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Everyone over the age of two must wear a mask.
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Groups may not exceed five people while walking through the galleries.
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Stay at least six feet away from other groups.

African Art Galleries


Asian Art Galleries


Antioch Court


European Art Galleries


The Spring House

exterior view of the Spring House

OPEN Featuring National Anthem by Kota Ezawa

The Cone Collection

view of multiple works in the Cone gallery


The Contemporary Wing

view of Valerie Maynard installation


The American Wing


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