The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Are There Any Free Things to do in Baltimore?

With the plethora of free museums in our nation’s capital, just an hour or so away from Baltimore, a lot of people might think that there aren’t any good museums in Charm City. And certainly not any free museums. Those people would probably be surprised to learn that the Baltimore Museum of Art offers free admission and has quite a lot to offer visitors.

The museum – which is one of the best free things to do in Baltimore – has an internationally renowned collection of over 90,000 items spanning centuries. That’s a far cry from its founding in 1914 when it had only one painting – Mischief by William-Sergeant Kendall. Part of its 90,000 items is the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.

When I visited, I found the Antioch Mosaics stunning. In the 1930s, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) joined the Musées Nationaux de France, Worcester Art Museum, and Princeton University during the excavations of the ancient city of Antioch (now known as Antakya in southeastern Turkey). During these excavations, researchers found 300 mosaic pavements dating from the 2nd to 6th centuries.. The BMA received 34 of the finest mosaics from the excavation, most of which are on display.

Free things to do in Baltimore -- check out the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you can see ancient mosaics

Free things to do in Baltimore -- check out the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you can see ancient mosaics

Free things to do in Baltimore -- check out the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you can see ancient mosaics

Free things to do in Baltimore -- check out the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you can see ancient mosaics

But as I stated above, the museum’s collections span many centuries.  There was also Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, which I loved:

Free things to do in Baltimore -- check out the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you can see Little Dancer Aged 14 by Edgar Degas

And fans of modern art will enjoy the collection of works by Andy Warhol, including the massive Hearts:

Free things to do in Baltimore -- check out the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you can see Hearts by Andy Warhol.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is located at 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218. Telephone 443-573-1700.  Admission is free every day that the museum is open (Wednesday-Sunday). Hours vary by day, so check the website or call when planning your visit.

Pinterest image of the museum entrance via By Nrswanson (talk) at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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