Merrick Historic Entrance
The BMA’s grand front entrance is open again after 32 years. Designed by John Russell Pope, the historic doors ushered generations of visitors into the Museum from 1929 to 1982. The original entrance creates a welcoming and memorable art experience for visitors, with the terrace steps leading up to the historic threshold serving as a vibrant gathering place for visitors and the Baltimore community.
Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing
Housed in what is considered the BMA’s largest work of art—the central building designed by John Russell Pope, nine adjacent galleries feature a new presentation of its outstanding collection of American art, considered one of the finest on the East Coast.
Explore new facets of American art, history, and culture through more than 800 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th-to-20th century. See Maryland’s influence in art, architecture, decoration, and collecting. And witness one especially breathtaking moment in the collection with the stunning stained-glass and silver of Louis Comfort Tiffany, his colleagues, and competitors, who achieved commercial and critical success during the glamorous late-19th century.
The dramatically renovated galleries feature state-of-the-art lighting, new herringbone wood floors, a new palette of colors for the walls, and many other improvements that bring forth John Russell Pope's neoclassical architecture.
Go Mobile for the American Wing
Tap into the fascinating stories behind 50 of the most incredible American works in the BMA collection with Go Mobile. The mobile art guide, designed to be viewed on your smartphone or the BMA's complimentary tablets, debuted with the renovated Contemporary Wing in 2012.
Go Mobile for the American Wing features rich experiences with the collection, including exclusive interviews with artists, curators, conservators, and other experts; surprising discoveries from scholars; behind-the-scenes photography; and much more.
American Wing Family Guide
Meet some of the youngest Americans in the collection with the new family guide. Encounter objects that tell stories. Have fun with playful sculptures. And enjoy in-gallery and at-home activities for the entire family.
Zamoiski East Entrance
Bright and airy, elegant and contemporary—the transformed east entrance is an open and expansive central gathering place for visitors. Improvements include relocating the main stairs to create a more inviting pathway to the second floor galleries, erecting a gracefully curved wall to delineate the new BMA Shop, and refurbishing all lobby surfaces with modern materials and finishes. New amenities include benches and seating fabricated by a local woodworker, new signage, a more easily accessible elevator, and more restrooms. New finishes give the lobby a modern, yet timeless quality.
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