The BMA Blog is The Baltimore Museum of Art – beyond the walls. From behind-the-scenes buzz to inspiring connections with current events, meet the people, discover the work and learn the latest news first. Join the museum in conversation with art-engaged communities in Baltimore and beyond.

We welcome guest writers and your contributions to our online discussions of art of the modern era, from the 19th century to the present. The Museum is committed to creating an environment that inspires creativity, encourages learning, and fosters human understanding in a place where everyone feels welcome.

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Founded in 1914, the BMA is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Among its 90,000 objects is the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world; European and American fine and decorative arts and textiles; prints and drawings from the 15th-century to the present; works by established and emerging contemporary artists; objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands; and two beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens. The museum is currently undergoing a $28 million phased renovation to improve the visitor experience that debuted with the Contemporary Wing reopening in November 2012. The historic Merrick Entrance, American art galleries, and Zamoiski East Entrance will reopen during the museum’s 100th anniversary in 2014. Renovations to the African and Asian art galleries and a new learning and creativity center will be completed in 2015. Since 2006, the BMA has eliminated general admission fees so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.

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