Please note:

From January 2021 until January 2022, the Samuel H. Kress Study Room will be closed in anticipation of an inventory and collection move. Additionally, the BMA’s Prints, Drawings & Photographs Department will enact an external loan moratorium. If your institution requires object loans for exhibitions during this period, all requests must be made in writing to the PDP department by June 30, 2020.

Collection Overview

Art of Maryland on view in the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing.

Art of Maryland on view in the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing.

We miss seeing you at the BMA, so we're bringing our art to you. In this virtual gallery walk, let your eyes take a tour through the Sculpture Gardens, Antioch Court, the Cone Collection, the Asian and African galleries, European Painting & Sculpture, and the American and Contemporary Wings.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 95,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.

The Museum has a long tradition of collecting the art of the day, beginning with the Cone Sisters, whose acquisitions from living artists lead the Museum's commitment to contemporary art.

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Collection Care Policy

Works on View

If you are visiting the Museum to see a specific work of art or collection, please call ahead on 443-573-1701 to ensure it will be on view. We loan works and send traveling exhibitions from our collection to museums in the U.S. and abroad.

Appraisal Services

The Baltimore Museum of Art does not provide appraisals of works of art. The following organizations are resources for finding appraisers: