Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Félix Vallotton, Gertrude Stein, 1907. Baltimore Museum of Art, artbma.org

The Baltimore Museum of Art has contributed more than 2,500 images of works from the from their permanent collection, including many from the outstanding Cone Collection, to the Artstor Digital Library.


The Baltimore Museum of Art has an acclaimed collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. It is best known for the Cone Collection of approximately 3,000 objects bequeathed by the sisters Claribel and Etta Cone of Baltimore who amassed hundreds of works by Henri Matisse as well as masterpieces by Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh. The museum's impressive collection of contemporary art includes important examples of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist sculpture, and Pop Art with many late works by Andy Warhol, as well as major acquisitions of more recent work by artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Kara Walker. The museum also boasts a celebrated collection of prints, drawings, and photographs from the 15th century to the present; European masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Sir Anthony van Dyck; distinguished American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; one of the most important African collections in the country; and notable examples of art from the Ancient Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. The BMA's Sculpture Gardens feature a 100-year survey of modern and contemporary sculpture on nearly three landscaped acres in the heart of the city.