Museums, museums, museums...! Baltimore has more than its fair share, and we love it! And coming here you will it all, art museums, industry museum, baseball, railroad, sciences, maritime, poetry and even dentistry. You will be amazed at what "Charm City" has to offer. And in this case, there is hardly another city if not in the world, but of the United States, as practically each Baltimore Museum is a topic of an interesting historic investigation. Of course, we do not intend to present such an investigation, though every Baltimore Museum is worth it. Maryland travel agents are tired even to enumerate them, so we `d better say, that both an amateur and experienced appreciator of art will find Baltimore Museum for his taste.
Of course, the Baltimore museum of art is the first place to visit when you come here.
It is famous for its Matisse collection, assembled by Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone. The girls went to Paris in the 1920s and came back with a collection of Impressionist and modern art. Now you can visit the special room set up to remember these women: drawers filled with their personal things, pieces of furniture, and a virtual tour of their Baltimore apartments.
The $4 million Cone Wing showcases their collection of paintings by Matisse, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Renoir. The Baltimore museum of art is the home to the famous Cone Collection with its focus on outstanding works by Matisse, including 'Purple Robe and Anemones' and others. The Baltimore Museum also boasts Vincent van Gogh's 'Landscape with Figures' and a modern wing built in 1994 that houses late 20th-century masterpieces.
early American decorative arts and a gallery of miniature rooms; and European art that includes Impressionist painting by Monet and Degas' "Little Dancer, Age Fourteen." The Jacobs Wing, a collection of 15th- to 19th-century European art, reopened in 2003, beautifully displayed in rich jewel-toned rooms. The largest museum in Maryland, the Baltimore museum of art offers galleries dedicated to modern and contemporary art, European sculpture and painting.
American painting and decorative arts, prints and photographs as well as arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania are also the matter of the Baltimore Museum proud.
Besides, the Baltimore museum of art possesses a 2.7-acre sculpture garden with 35 major works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and others. Highlights include the 35,000-square-foot West Wing for Contemporary Art with work by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Baltimorean Grace Hartigan. The sculpture garden of the Baltimore Museum of art is a serene retreat from the city traffic that includes Alexander Calder's '100 Yard Dash.'
You can visit the Baltimore museum of art with your whole family as it has a variety of family-friendly activities. For example, they are welcomed to borrow the "art and fun" packs to show them museum pieces on their own level as they listen to music or draw themselves. Besides, gallery tours, music, and activities for families take place in summer during "free first Thursdays" an event held first Thursdays until 8pm with jazz series in the sculpture garden is another delight.
Not surprisingly, the Baltimore museum of art is visited annually by crowds of tourists.
Take one major collection of 20th-century art, add some outstanding ancient works from around the globe, shake it up with a wing devoted to modern art, finish with a great restaurant and outdoor sculpture garden - that is the Baltimore Museum of Art recipe of success.