Baltimore museum of art is located in Baltimore, Maryland and was founded in the year 1914. It houses 90,000 works of art at present. It has a remarkable collection of 19th century modern and contemporary art. The Baltimore museum of art has an excellent selection of European and American fine and decorative arts and objects from Asia, Africa, Ancient Americas and Pacific Islands. It has a huge collection of works by Matisse, Picasso, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Ganguin, Van Gogh and Renoir.
The mission of the Baltimore museum of art is to seek excellence and innovation in an artistic program that focuses on modern art from 19th century to the present day. The Museum is committed to create an environment that inspires creativity, encourages the spread of knowledge and fosters human understanding in a place where everyone is welcome.
The Baltimore museum of art organizes exhibitions from time-to-time. These are open to people from all over the world. The Baltimore museum of art has an impressive collection of Abstract Expressionism works, Minimalist sculpture and Pop Art with many works of Andy Warhol. It also has collection of prints, drawings and photographs from the 15th century to the present. The Baltimore museum of art also has the E. Kirkbride Miller Art Research Library which has monographs, reference books, collections and exhibition catalogues, scholarly periodicals, auction catalogues, vertical files, archives and manuscripts.
The main attraction of the Baltimore museum of art is the Cone Collection. It has the work of two sisters from Baltimore-- Claribel and Etta Cone, who acquired as many works as possible of great artist in the early 20th century. There are two beautiful landscaped gardens which display an array of 20th century works. Just beside the Baltimore museum of art is the Gertrude’s Restaurant, which offers quality food by celebrity chef John Shields. Both these places are popular tourist attractions of Baltimore.