The Baltimore Museum of Art’s outstanding collection encompasses 90,000 works of art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world, as well as masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh.
A summertime oasis, the BMA’s Sculpture Gardens feature a 100-year survey of modern and contemporary sculpture on nearly three landscaped acres in the heart of the city. Admission to the collection is free to everyone, every day.
If you are traveling to see a particular work of art, please call ahead to (443) 573-1730 to make sure it is on view.
Black Box: Kiddie Flamingos
September 21, 2016 — January 22, 2017
For this 2014 video, John Waters recast his 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos—considered one of the most notorious films ever made—with children reading a cleverly modified G-rated script. The 74-minute video shown on a continuous loop in the Black Box gallery features adorable kids wearing wigs and suggestions of the original costumes as they evoke the legendary performances of Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and others.
New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century
February 7, 2016 — May 8, 2016
Approximately 20 prints and drawings demonstrate the continuing legacy of the BMA’s relationship with the Matisse family. Etta and Claribel Cone’s dedication to collecting the art of Henri Matisse established at the BMA one of the most comprehensive collections of the artist’s work.
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
June 24, 2015 — August 9, 2015
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the juried Sondheim Artscape Prize competition and exhibition shines a light on talented artists living and working in the Greater Baltimore region.