Arts & Culture
Baltimore is surrounded by history, culture, diversity and art. Look around, the architecture, the colors, the beauty of it all. Charm City has plenty of museums for everyone of all ages to appreciate how far we've come as a society. Most museums in the city have free admission, so you can experience the culture rather than worry about spending a dime! If you're an artist or appreciate art, you might be interested in the Walters Arts Museum or the Baltimore Museum of Art where artists from various geographic lcoations and time periods work are showcased so everyone can see. If you're into history, maybe the Reginald F. Lewis or sports museum will be more your cup of tea. Regardless of where you go, remember to take a minute to appreciate and embrace the arts and culture of not only Baltimore, but the world!
Walter Arts Museum
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.
General admission to the Walters Art Museum is free.
The Baltimore Museum of Art
The BMA is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 95,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
Throughout the museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; prints and drawings from the 15th century to the present; works by established and emerging contemporary artists; and exceptional objects from Africa and Asia. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.
Since 2006, the BMA has provided free general admission so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
To be the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future.