Holiday Hours: The Museum and BMA Shop will close at 3 p.m.
on December 24 and December 31. The Museum and BMA Shop will be closed on December 26. ×

Tours & Group Visits

Guided Tours

Learn more about art on view in a free guided tour with a trained BMA educator. See upcoming tour topics.
All tours start in the East Lobby unless noted.

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Wednesdays, 2pm · 60 minutes.

Learn about current exhibitions or works in the collection.

First Friday Curatorial Tour

First Friday of most months, 2pm · 60 minutes.

Explore a feature exhibition or aspect of the collection in depth with a BMA curator.

BMA Highlights Tour

Saturdays, noon · 45 minutes.

Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection.

Sunday Shorts

Sundays, 2:30pm · 30 minutes.

Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery.


Audio Tours

Enrich your experience with fresh perspectives on art. We have audio tours available on a variety of subjects, many of which are available to download from iTunesU. Bring your own smartphone or device, or borrow a complimentary device at the Welcome Desk. Available in English only. Assisted listening devices are available.

Go Mobile

Go Mobile is a multimedia tour featuring audio tracks with artists, curators, local personalities, and makers, plus images and original videos. Best for the American, Contemporary, African, and Asian art galleries, plus the Imagining Home exhibition.

Countless Stories

The Highlights Audio Tour features artworks from across the collection with a focus on the Modern and European Art galleries. Hear art-inspired stories and poems by celebrated Baltimore writers Laura Lippman, Michael Kimball, and others.

Artful Stories: A Family Tour

Narrated by Matisse’s dog, Raoudi, and his friends, the Family Audio Tour is the perfect way to explore art with your kids.

Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour

Explore the BMA’s lush sculpture gardens with former Director Doreen Bolger, Conservator Ann Boulton, sculptor Mark di Suvero, and BMA Trustee Peggy Heller. Call 443-573-1822 or download from iTunes.


Group Visits

Tours for Visitors with Early Stage Memory Loss

First Thursday of the month, 2pm

This monthly guided tour and discussion with a trained docent is for individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. The tour is free, but pre-registration is required through the Alzheimer’s Association. To pre-register, contact Yolanda Wright, Early Stage & Support Group Coordinator, at ywright@alz.org or 800-272-3900.

Guided visit

Book a tour for your group to explore the collection and special exhibitions with a BMA educator. Tours last one hour, and can be tailored to your interests.

Group Tours are $10 per person. Reservations are required six weeks prior to visit. A full, non-refundable payment must be received two weeks before the day of the visit. Book by completing our tour request form or call 443-573-1821.

Independent Group Visit

Lead your own tour of the Museum. Bring a group and explore together. Leaders of self-guided groups may lecture in the galleries, but BMA Guided Tours have priority over the objects and the spaces. Self-Guided Tours are free. Self-Guided Tours must be booked at least six weeks in advance by completing our tour request form. More information on Self-Guided Tours is available here.

School Tour

Bring your class for a free School Tour led by BMA Docents. Find out more or schedule a tour.