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.

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.

Exhibition and Collection Tours

Wednesdays, 2pm · 60 minutes.

Learn about current exhibitions or works in the collection.

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Third Thursday of each month except August and December, 1pm · 60 minutes.

Join a BMA curator to explore a feature exhibition or aspect of the collection in depth.

Audio Tours

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

Countless Stories

Get an insider’s perspective on some of the most beloved and intriguing works of art from the BMA's experts, as well as art-inspired stories and poems by celebrated Baltimore writers Laura Lippman, Michael Kimball, and others.

Artful Stories: A BMA Family Tour

Matisse’s perky schnauzer Raoudi (pronounced “rowdy”) is the voice of this imaginative family tour of 20 objects in the collection, which allows families to discover fascinating information about the art at their own pace.

BMA Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour

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

Group Visits

Guided visit

Book a tour for your group to explore the BMA’s collection and special exhibitions with a BMA educator. Tours last one hour, and can be tailored to your interests. French and Spanish language tours may be available upon request.

Group Tours are free for BMA Members and $10 per person for non-Members. Reservations are required six weeks prior to visit. A full, non-refundable payment must be received by the day of 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.