Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art, in the leafy city neighbourhood of
Charles Village, was founded in 1914 with a single painting. Today,
the BMA is home to an internationally renowned collection of
European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th through 19th
century prints and drawings, works by established and emerging
contemporary artists and objects from Asia, Africa and the Pacific
Islands. Its 90,000 works include the world's largest holding of
pieces by Henri Matisse. The grand museum building, designed by
famous American architect John Russell Pope, is surrounded by two
beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens, where yoga classes or
jazz concerts often take place in the early evening. Visitors can
sample signature Chesapeake Bay cuisine on the lovely outdoor
terrace of Gertrude's, the museum's well-regarded restaurant.
Address: 10 Art Museum Drive, at North Charles and 31st
Telephone: (410) 443 573 1
Opening Time: Wednesday to Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday
11am-6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Admission: Free, although some special ticketed exhibitions may
require admission fees.