BNHA Baltimore Museum of Art


Baltimore City Landmark

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Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

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Charles Street Byway

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10 Art Museum Dr

Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Founded in 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art is Maryland’s largest art museum and is best known for the Cone sisters’ important collec­tion of early 20th-century artwork. The Cone Collection, assembled by Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone, includes works by Matisse, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, and Picasso. The Matisse collection at the museum is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. It also contains collections of American decorative arts, including 18th-century furniture from Baltimore, and African, American, and Oceanic native artwork. An entire gallery is devoted to the work of Andy Warhol (the second largest collection in the world) within a wing devoted to post-1945 art. Throughout the year, the museum presents family programs, including hands-on art workshops and special tours. A free family audio tour, Artful Stories, lets kids of all ages explore 20 objects in the museum’s collection and discover neat facts about the art.