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The BMA's Cone Collection, one of the most outstanding collections of modern art in the world, includes painting and sculpture by Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, and other icons of modernism.
The Museum also features an American Wing with superb furniture, decorative arts, paintings, miniature rooms, and period rooms; art from Africa, the Americas, and Oceania; a distinguished selection of Chinese ceramics; eight galleries devoted to European Old Masters; and one of the finest collections of prints, drawings, and photographs in the United States.
The Museum's sculpture gardens include 20th-century works by artists from Rodin to Nevelson.
The west wing is dedicated to painting and sculpture from 1945 to the present, and includes a gallery of major works by Andy Warhol.
Each year the Museum offers many special exhibitions ranging across
a broad spectrum of visual culture from antiquity to the present.
Expression & Influence
The exhibition is curated by Assistant Curator of European Painting and Sculpture Dr. Oliver Shell. The exhibition is generously supported by Stiles Tuttle Colwill and Jonathan Gargiolo.
Matisse: Painter as Sculptor
Ticketed exhibition with complimentary audio tour
presents the first
major exhibition of Henri Matisse’s sculpture in the
exhibition is organized
thematically around a group of more than 60 of Matisse’s great
masterworks created from 1899 to 1950. Highlights never before shown in
Baltimore include the monumental series of four bronze reliefs known as
more than half a dozen paintings such as Oil
Sketch for The Joy of Life (1905–1906) and
Still Life with Plaster Figure
(1906), drawn from major museum collections. Other major works are the
sculptures Madeleine I (1901) and Madeleine
II (1903); the five portrait busts of Jeannette
and a selection of drawings
and cutouts that explore
Cone Collection Grand Reopening
The famed Cone Collection returned to The Baltimore Museum of Art after touring the U.S. and Canada. Two Baltimore sisters, Etta and Claribel Cone, acquired the largest collection of Matisse in the world, as well as many works of art by Picasso, Cézanne, and Renoir. The BMA is celebrating 50 years of the Cone Collection by introducing eight elegant new galleries and a virtual tour of the apartments where the Cone sisters first displayed their collection.
Dorren Bolger, Director
Jay Fisher, Deputy Director
David A. Penney, Exhibitions Manager
Anne Mannix, Public Relations Director