Hours & Information


  • Museum Galleries
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm
  • BMA Shop
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 8pm
  • Friday: 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm
  • Gertrude's
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30am – 2pm & 5pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30am – 9pm
  • Thursday: 11:30am – 9pm
  • Friday: 11:30am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 9pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 8pm
The BMA and BMA Shop close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and are closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Wurtzburger and Levi Sculpture Gardens

The beautiful Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden and Ryda and Robert H. Levi Sculpture Garden are open year-round Wednesday-Friday 10am to dusk, and Saturday-Sunday 11am to dusk. They may close during inclement weather or for private events.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please call 443-573-1700 for information on Museum closings.


General admission to the BMA is free for everyone. Some special exhibitions and events may incur a charge.

Members Admission Benefits

BMA Members receive free admission to special exhibitions, invitations to Members First Night Preview events, plus discounts at the BMA Shop, Gertrude’s Restaurant, and much more.


Free admission is made possible this year thanks in part to a generous grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation. Ongoing support for free admission at the BMA has been provided through generous endowment gifts from the Cohen Family Fund for Free Admission, Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation, Mary J. and James D. Miller, James S. Riepe Family Foundation, and the DLA Piper Fund.

Works on View

If you are visiting the Museum to see a specific work of art or collection, please call Visitor Services on 443-573-1701 to make sure it will be on view. In addition to renovating galleries, we loan works and send traveling exhibitions from our outstanding collection to museums in the U.S. and abroad.

Visitor Policies

These policies help maintain a safe environment for visitors and works of art. Thank you for helping us make the BMA a great place to visit.

  • Smoking is not permitted in the BMA or Sculpture Gardens.
  • Service animals are welcome in the Museum.
  • Please follow any instructions from Security Officers.
In the Galleries and Sculpture Gardens
  • Do not touch the art except where noted.
  • Limit cell phone calls to lobby areas and the Sculpture Gardens.
  • Non-flash photography is allowed in collection galleries and sculpture gardens for personal, non-commercial use except where noted. Art in special exhibitions and on loan may not be photographed.
  • Sketching is welcome in the collection galleries with pencil only. Copyists working with other media must obtain advance permission by calling 443-573-1730.
  • Visitors are welcome to sketch in the special exhibition galleries—using pencil only—on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 1 and 5 p.m. Paper or sketchbooks should not exceed 12 x 18 inches. Please be considerate of the flow of visitor traffic through the galleries and either use the benches or stand while sketching. Sitting on the floor is not permitted. During times when the galleries are particularly crowded, individuals may be subject to further direction from Museum Security staff, as needed.
  • See the family section for tips on visiting with children.
  • All backpacks, packages, laptops, and items larger than 11 x 15 inches must be checked in at the Checkroom.
  • Backpack baby carriers and diaper bags must be checked. Strollers are welcome but may be restricted during peak times.
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Checkroom.
  • Coats may be carried into the galleries.

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