Tips for Visiting
Whether you are a first-time visitor or a lifelong Member, we ask your help in maintaining a safe environment for visitors and works of art. Thank you!
Help us preserve the art for future generations—please do not touch the works of art. Oils and moisture from hands can cause damage, even to sculptures that are outside.
Lockers are provided free of charge to store oversize items. Please place all packages, umbrellas, backpacks (including backpack baby carriers), and bags or items larger than 11 x 15 inches at the free Coat Check in the Lobby.
Keep food and drinks out of the galleries and Auditorium.
Limit cell phone use to lobby areas, and in the Sculpture Gardens.
The Museum and Sculpture Gardens are smoke-free environments. Thank you for not smoking.
Photography & Videotaping
Photography for personal use is welcome in collection galleries and sculpture gardens during public hours—without flash, lights, or a tripod—provided it does not endanger works of art or interfere with the viewing experience of others. Photographs may not be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the BMA. Art in temporary exhibitions and on loan may not be photographed. Videotaping is not permitted in the galleries.
Sketching is welcome in the galleries with graphite pencil. Copyists working with other media must obtain advanced permission by calling 443-573-1730.
Strollers are welcome but may be restricted during peak times. (Backpack baby carriers and diaper bags must be checked at our free Coat Check.)
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use free of charge. Please check in at our Welcome Desk in the temporary Visitor Entrance upon arrival.
The Museum and tiered Sculpture Gardens are wheelchair accessible. During the BMA's renovation, access to the wheelchair-accessible restroom and elevator requires Visitor Services assistance. Please see a Gallery Guard or call 443-573-1701.
Service animals are welcome in the Museum. Please check in at our Welcome Desk in the temporary Visitor Entrance upon arrival.
Tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision, sign language interpreted tours, and selected foreign language tours are available upon request with a minimum of 2-weeks notice. Please call 443-573-1825 for details.
Alexander Calder. 100 Yard Dash. 1969. Gift of Ryda and Robert H. Levi, Baltimore. BMA 1987.215 ©2007 Estate of Alexander Calder/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York