The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, is located at number 10 Art Museum Drive, at 31st Street and North Charles Street in the Charles Village neighborhood. It is 3 miles north of the Inner Harbor and is adjacent to the main campus of John Hopkins University.
The museum houses a collection of 90,000 pieces that include prints and drawings from the 15th Century onwards, up through contemporary work. Objects from Asia, Africa and pre-Colombian America are found here as well as European and modern American works of art. Twentieth Century works in this collection include paintings by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, among others.
While admission to the museum and access to its permanent collection is free of charge, some of the traveling exhibits visiting here require paid ticket purchases.
There are 2 tiered sculpture gardens landscaped at this museum featuring 20th century works. Regional culinary offerings are found at Gertrude's restaurant overlooking these gardens. In the summer there jazz concerts are often programmed here.
Although the museum was founded in 1914, the building where it is housed was designed by John Russell Pope in the 1920s. A large contemporary art wing was constructed decades later in 1994.
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, hosts a variety of concerts, lectures, performances and other special activities throughout the year.
The museum is also home to the E. Kirkbride Miller Art Research Library, which is open on weekdays by appointment only. It has a continually growing collection with more than 71,000 items for review on the premises.
There are regularly scheduled tours throughout the week as well as materials for self guided tours with written material, audio, podcast and mobile phone recordings. School tours can also be organized in advance through the museum and visits from museum educators can also be arranged to area schools.
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD gift shop includes contemporary work by local craftsmen, artists and musicians.
The museum is open on Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM - 5 PM and from 11AM to 6 PM on weekends. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday each week. It is also closed on New Years Day, the fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas, annually.
The museum and the sculpture gardens are completely accessible to wheelchairs. Assisted listening devices are available for programs in the auditorium. Sign language as well as foreign language tours are also available with advance request. Service animals are allowed to accompany their masters in the museum.
Non-flash, hand held personal photography is allowed in the museum. Pencil sketching is also permitted without permission while artists using wet media must first request authorization.
Strollers are sometimes prohibited during peak hours. Parents of infants should know that there is a baby changing room in the restroom in the lobby area.