Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum Of Art

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The Baltimore Museum of Art was founded in 1914 and is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs for education and community outreach.

More than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse 1Henri Matisse is an artist who is often regarded as the 20th century’s most important French painter. Around 1900, he was the leader of the Fauvist movement, and throughout his career he pursued the expressiveness of color. His subjects are largely domestic or figurative, and the treatment presides over a distinct Mediterranean verve., anchored by the famous Cone Collection of Modern Art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs, comprise the BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects.

The galleries display an exceptional collection of African art; important works by formed and evolving contemporary artists; outstanding paintings , sculpture, and decorative arts from Europe and America; ancient mosaics from Antioch; and exquisite textiles from around the globe.

A grand historical building constructed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope 2John Russell Pope was an American architect whose company is widely known in Washington , DC for designing significant public buildings, including the building of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art’s West Building. and two wonderfully landscaped gardens featuring an array of sculpture from the 20th century distinguish the 210,000-square-foot museum.

The BMA is located approximately 10 miles from Pikesville, three miles north of the Inner Harbor 3Inner Harbor is a tourist hub, home to a planetarium and observatory at the Maryland Science Center and the National Aquarium, featuring giant turtles, dolphins and electric eels. Sweeping views of the city are provided by the Top of the World Observation Level, while a collection of historic warships is docked below. Live Power Plant! In a former power station, there is a complex of bars, eateries and music venues., in Charles Village 4Charles Village, bordering Johns Hopkins University, is a buzzy, student-oriented place with vintage shops and bookstores. Laid-back beer bars, including pizza, burritos and Jamaican eats, sit next to an indie music venue and restaurants dishing up casual food. The neat, sloping gardens of leafy Wyman Park Dell and the Baltimore Museum of Art are close by, with a sculpture garden featuring contemporary and modern works., and is adjacent to Johns Hopkins University’s 5The University of Johns Hopkins is a private research university located in Baltimore , Maryland. The university, founded in 1876, was named after its first benefactor, Johns Hopkins, an American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist. main campus.

In order for everyone to enjoy the power of art, general admission to the BMA is free.

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Baltimore Museum of Art Vision

 

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) was founded over 100 years ago on the conviction that access to art and ideas is integral to a vibrant and healthy civic life.

The BMA has focused on acquiring the art of the present moment for a long time, while maintaining and deepening a historical collection that has become relevant in all collecting areas through vigorous development and reinterpretation.

The BMA assembled and presented one of the most important collections of 18th , 19th, and 20th-century art in the United States through the courageous and risk-taking vision of previous museum leaders.

It is the unwavering vision of the Baltimore Museum of Art to be the most important publicly engaged museum in the United States and a dynamic model for all others.

 

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) was founded over 100 years ago on the conviction that access to art and ideas is integral to a vibrant and healthy civic life. This conviction is at the core of the BMA and remains our core value.

The BMA has focused on acquiring the art of the present moment for a long time, while maintaining and deepening a historical collection that has become relevant in all collecting areas through vigorous development and reinterpretation. The BMA assembled and presented one of the most important collections of 18th , 19th, and 20th-century art in the United States through the courageous and risk-taking vision of previous museum leaders. The fundamental character of this Museum was established by these visionary actions.

The BMA will form an equally compelling compilation for the 21st century, building on this legacy of excellence. Socially relevant, cutting-edge acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs will lead the way, both locally and globally, and the basis for a new canon throughout our Museum will be historical accuracy, merit, and equity. The BMA will embody its commitment to excellence, fairness, relevance, and social justice through the collection, research, presentation , and interpretation of the rich and varied collection of the Museum and by listening to the needs of our audience.

These responsibilities will be driven by all museum policies and practices, strategic decisions, as well as the composition of the Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers. It is the unwavering vision of the Baltimore Museum of Art to be the most important publicly engaged museum in the United States and a dynamic model for all others. Bold, brave, and essential.

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