Visiting during COVID-19

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To protect the health of our visitors and the Baltimore community, we are carefully limiting the number of guests in the building at all times. Reservations are required to visit the galleries. Before your visit, become familiar with our additional policies below (in addition to our existing guidelines). We want every visitor to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Making Your Reservation

Tickets for the week are released to members each Monday at 10 a.m. and the general public on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets for Wednesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 18 are now available to all.

Make A Reservation
  • Pass Availability: Up to 8 passes are available for entry every 30 minutes. Groups with more than five people will be asked to separate into smaller groups while in the galleries.
  • If your plans change: If, for any reason, you are unable to reserve a pass online or your plans have changed and you will be unable to visit as scheduled, please call 443-573-1701 or email so that we might offer your spot to another visitor.
  • Where Passes are not needed: Passes are not needed to visit the BMA Shop, Sculpture Garden, lobby restrooms, or Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen. Reservations are required for dining at Gertrude’s. Curbside carryout is also available. Call 410-889-3399 or visit

Our Safety Policies

  • All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear facemasks. Additionally, all Museum staff protect themselves and others by wearing facemasks. Please review CDC guidance on selecting the best possible mask. Bandanas and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted. Face shields cannot be used in lieu of a mask.
  • To reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, we ask that you stay home if you are sick and/or experiencing: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and/or fever (higher than 38ºC (100.4ºF). Please wait to visit the Museum until you are symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
  • All Museum visitors will enter the Museum through the East Entrance after checking in at our new outdoor welcome area. A Visitor Services Associate will greet you at the outdoor welcome area and scan your digital pass on your smartphone or your pass printed at home from your confirmation email.
  • Coat check will be available in the East Lobby. One visitor may enter the coat check area at a time.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the welcome area and throughout the Museum. Signage on the floors and walls will help visitors maintain six feet of social distance and capacity-limits in different galleries and spaces throughout the Museum. Additional signage will indicate areas where one-way traffic may be required and provide reminders about important sanitary practices.
  • Please do not use spray or aerosol sanitizer anywhere in the museum.
  • Restrooms will be made available to one group (you and anyone visiting with you) at a time.
  • Visitors will be able to exit the Museum through the Zamoiski East Entrance, Merrick Historic Entrance, and Wurtzburger School Entrance.

What’s On View

From Wednesday, March 31 through Sunday, April 4, the following exhibitions and spaces will be open:

  • Sharon Lockhart: Perilous Life
  • Tschabalala Self: By My Self
  • She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee's Bend and Civil Rights
  • Stephanie Syjuco: Vanishing Point (Overlay)
  • Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness
  • Cone Collection
  • European Art Galleries
  • Antioch Court

All other areas of the museum are closed at this time, including the African, American, and Asian art galleries, the Spring House, and Level 3 of the Contemporary Wing.

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Everyone over the age of two must wear a mask.
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Groups may not exceed five people while walking through the galleries.
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Stay at least six feet away from other groups.

African Art Galleries


Asian Art Galleries


Antioch Court


European Art Galleries


The Spring House

exterior view of the Spring House


The Cone Collection

view of multiple works in the Cone gallery


The Contemporary Wing

view of Katharina Grosse installation


The American Wing


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