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This exciting art museum has free admission every day. Collections are arranged both chronologically and geographically: be amazed at the sheer number of African, Asian and ancient Americas works of... Read More
This exciting art museum has free admission every day. Collections are arranged both chronologically and geographically: be amazed at the sheer number of African, Asian and ancient Americas works of art. Some collections are still in storage during the multi-year renovation process. The BMA also has an outstanding contemporary art collection, rivaling collections in much larger cities. Two courtyard gardens are home to 20th century sculptures, as well as Jazz in the Sculpture Garden events. In addition to its permanent collections, the BMA hosts a wide range of temporary exhibits. Their gift store has a wonderful variety of books on fine art as well as crafts, jewelry, clothing, stationery and other interesting curios.
- Wed-Fri: 10am-5pm
- Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Check out the website for on-site restaurant Gertrude's. Coordinate your art museum visit with one of Maryland culinary expert and Gertrude's chef/owner John Shields' restaurant events."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This stately building adjacent to Johns Hopkins University has recently undergone extensive renovations, showing its famous art collection to even better effect.
- Free Things to Do: "Aim for a Sunday and have pick from an array of authentic Chesapeake Bay brunch dishes at Gertrude's, the BMA's restaurant."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: World's largest collection of Matisse. Paintings and prints from world renowned masters. Contemporary works from new and emerging talents. All for free.