With traditional heavy-hitters like Cezanne, Picasso, and Van Gogh, as well as works by the more modern majors Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Kara Walker, the BMA offers an all-around powerhouse for free. Another area of strength lies within the great variety of special exhibitions provided, from a traditional Taking in the View: English Watercolors and Prints to Front Room: Jim Dine in the Experimental Project space. The program schedule is just as strong; three regulars include Artblast! Big and Small (an event of various options including art-making and gallery activities); Free-Fall Baltimore; and Mapping Baltimore’s Monuments, which takes you through a tour of 14 area monuments, led by authors, curators, local artists, and historians.
Baltimore Museum of Art Information
- Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by the MTA 3 and 11 buses)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Excellent (including Sculpture Touch tours for the blind and visually impaired, sign-language interpretation, and selected foreign-language interpretation for non-English speakers)
- Hours: Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday
- Admission: Free (fees for some special exhibitions)
- Tours: Multiple free tours are offered: Treasures at the BMA (45 minutes) Saturdays 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday Shorts (focusing on a single piece of art or gallery; 30 minutes) Sundays 2:30 p.m., Exhibition Tours Wednesdays 2 p.m., Third Thursday curatorial tours
- Audio Tours: Cell phone and Podcast tours available
- Membership: $50–$60 membership includes free admission to special exhibitions, invitations to members First Nights, member preview days, and special member events, shop and restaurant discounts, and quarterly magazine.