Hours & Information

We are open!

The BMA’s phased reopening is now underway. Reserve your timed-entry passes, and read our new health and safety policies.


  • Museum Galleries
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm
  • BMA Shop
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5:30pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
  • Gertrude's Hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Lunch 11:30am – 3pm | Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday: Lunch 11:30am – 3pm | Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
  • Thursday: Lunch 11:30am – 3pm | Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
  • Friday: Lunch 11:30am – 3pm | Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
  • Saturday: Brunch 10am – 3pm | Lite Fare 3pm – 5pm | Dinner 5pm – 9pm
  • Sunday: Brunch 10am – 3pm | Lite Fare 3pm – 5pm | Dinner 5pm – 8pm
The BMA and BMA Shop are closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Wurtzburger and Levi Sculpture Gardens

The Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden and Ryda and Robert H. Levi Sculpture Garden are open 10 a.m.– 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday weather permitting. Please call ahead at 443-573-1700 if you are planning to visit.

Phased Reopening

We've missed you! Since we closed in March 2020 to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have been preparing for when guests could safely return to the Museum's galleries.

To protect the health of our visitors and the Baltimore community, we are adhering strictly to City and State guidelines as well as taking additional precautions. Some of these new measures include: limiting the number of visitors to 25% of building capacity; requiring visitors to register before their visit to help regulate the number of guests arriving at the same time; installing social distancing markers inside the Museum; and requiring all visitors over the age of 2 to wear facemasks.

Before your visit, become familiar with our new policies below (in addition to our existing guidelines on this page). We want every visitor to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Reserving Your Timed-Entry Pass
  • Before your visit, you will need to reserve a free, timed-entry pass. Passes are released on the 21st of every month for Members and the 28th of every month for Non-Members.
  • Up to 15 passes are available for entry every 15 minutes. Groups with more than five people will be asked to separate into smaller groups.
  • 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 visitors@artbma.org.
  • 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 gertrudesbaltimore.com.
While You're Here
  • All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear facemasks. Additionally, all Museum staff protect themselves and others by wearing facemasks.
  • 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, September 16 through Sunday, September 20, the following galleries will be open: the East Lobby (excluding the Terrace Gallery), the Spring House and the Sculpture Garden (weather permitting), Antioch Court, and the African, Asian, and European art galleries. Additional portions of the Museum will open on Wednesday, September 23, including the Cone Collection, and contemporary art galleries. We anticipate opening all galleries after September 30 but may revise our reopening schedule if it becomes necessary to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors.
Members Admission Benefits

BMA Members receive early access to timed-entry passes, free admission to special exhibitions, invitations to Members First Night Preview events, plus discounts at the BMA Shop, Gertrude’s Restaurant, and much more.


Free admission is made possible this year thanks in part to a generous grant from Wilmington Trust. Ongoing support for free admission at the BMA has been provided through generous endowment gifts from the Cohen Family Fund for Free Admission, Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation, Mary J. and James D. Miller, James S. Riepe Family Foundation, and the DLA Piper Fund.

Works on View

If you are visiting the Museum to see a specific work of art or collection, please call Visitor Services on 443-573-1701 to make sure it will be on view. In addition to renovating galleries, we loan works and send traveling exhibitions from our outstanding collection to museums in the U.S. and abroad.

Visitor Policies

These policies help maintain a safe environment for visitors and works of art. Thank you for helping us make the BMA a great place to visit.

  • Eating and drinking are not permitted in the galleries.
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted in the BMA or Sculpture Gardens.
  • Service animals are welcome in the Museum.
  • Please follow any instructions from Security Officers.
  • Non-flash photography is allowed in collection galleries and sculpture gardens for personal, non-commercial use except where noted. Art in special exhibitions and on loan may not be photographed.
  • Professional photography taking place anywhere inside or outside grounds of the Museum must be approved in advance.
  • Photography shoots, whether for personal or professional use, require an application and are permitted only in approved areas of the Museum. Please contact Alicia Crosby at Rentals@artbma.org for more details.
In the Galleries and Sculpture Gardens
  • Do not touch the art except where noted.
  • Limit cell phone calls to lobby areas and the Sculpture Gardens.
  • Sketching is welcome in the collection galleries with pencil only. Copyists working with other media must obtain advance permission by calling 443-573-1730.
  • Paper or sketchbooks should not exceed 12 x 18 inches. Please be considerate of the flow of visitor traffic through the galleries and either use the benches or stand while sketching. Sitting on the floor is not permitted. During times when the galleries are particularly crowded, individuals may be subject to further direction from Museum Security staff, as needed.
  • See the family section for tips on visiting with children.
  • All backpacks, packages, laptops, and items larger than 11 x 15 inches must be checked in at the Checkroom.
  • Backpack baby carriers and diaper bags must be checked. Strollers are welcome but may be restricted during peak times.
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Checkroom.
  • Coats may be carried into the galleries.

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