COVID-19 Closure


The Baltimore Museum of Art remains closed to stop the spread of COVID-19

Appointments are now filled. Updates will be posted here when available.

Wednesday, March 10 through Saturday, March 27, small groups of up to eight visitors may reserve 90-minute appointments to see the BMA's Cone Collection along with our newest 2020 Vision exhibitions Stripes and Stars: Reclaiming Lakota Independence, She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee's Bend Quilts and Civil Rights and Stephanie Syjuco: Vanishing Point (Overlay).

Please note:

  • All staff and visitors to the BMA are required to wear masks and answer two questions about their exposure to COVID-19.
  • Visitors who arrive without a mask will be provided one by the museum.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are installed throughout the BMA and signage on the floors and walls have been placed to help visitors maintain six feet of social distance and inform them of capacity limits in different areas.
  • No appointments are needed to see the BMA's Sculpture Gardens, which will remain open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to dusk, if weather conditions permit. Visitors can also see SHAN Wallace: The Avenue, a new five-part mural by the Baltimore-based artist that is covering the fence on the west side of the building.
  • The BMA Shop will be open during visitors' appointments. You can shop online at any time at shop.artbma.org. Shipments may take 1-3 weeks to arrive.

It pains us to limit access to the galleries, as we've heard from so many visitors what a valuable respite they offer during these difficult times. We hope in doing our part to slow the spread of the virus in the community now that we will be able to open again soon.

We will continue to offer digital experiences to audiences everywhere. Below are some of the highlights.


Free Family Sundays and Art-To-Go

Sign up for Free Family Sundays at Home, a weekly do-at-home craft project that is emailed every Friday. Check out more than 100 downloadable Art-To-Go activities for kids.

Sign up for Free Family Sundays at Home

Download Art-To-Go Activities


Virtual Gallery Walks

Watch Virtual Gallery Walk videos for a glimpse of 2020 Vision exhibitions that opened this fall, including A Perfect Power: Motherhood and African Art and Adelyn Breeskin: Curating a Legacy. We also have an overview of our museum galleries on our collection landing page.

Watch Virtual Gallery Walks


BMA Stories

BMA Stories includes thoughtful features and behind-the-scenes glimpses of museum work. Current highlights include the second part of artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young in conversation with Arthur Jafa and an eight-minute guided meditation with Mark Rothko's Black Over Reds.

Explore BMA Stories


BMA Go Mobile

The museum has repurposed BMA Go Mobile in-museum smartphone tours for people to use at home with tours for families, teens, and other special interests.

Use BMA Go Mobile


BMA Shop Online

The BMA Shop has expanded its selection of online merchandise. Shop online at any time!

Shop Online

Reversible Composition by Charles H. Walther

Charles H. Walther. Reversible Composition. c. 1937. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of the Artist.

Mark Rothko. Black over Reds [Black on Red].

Mark Rothko. Black over Reds [Black on Red]. 1957. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Phoebe Rhea Berman, Lutherville, Maryland, in Memory of her Husband, Dr. Edgar F. Berman, BMA 1988.96. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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