The Baltimore Museum of Art (Courtesy Photo/BMA)

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country and the holidays upon us, The Baltimore Museum of Art has made the decision to temporarily close our galleries beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. We plan to reopen to the public on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in accordance with all health and safety requirements. We will miss sharing our exhibitions and collections in person with you during this season.

Our sculpture gardens will remain open to the public on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to dusk so long as there is no inclement weather. The Museum shop and Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen will also remain open on Wednesdays through Sundays. For guests visiting the shop and restaurant, Stripes and Stars: Reclaiming Lakota Independence will remain on view in the one-room gallery adjacent to our main lobby. In accordance with city and state requirements, masks are required in the building and outside in the gardens at all times. BMA Lexington Market will also temporarily close.

It pains us to close our galleries again, as we’ve heard from so many visitors what a valuable respite they offer during these difficult times. We hope that by doing our part to slow the spread of the virus in the community now, we will be able to open our Museum in full in the new year.
We will continue to offer digital experiences to audiences everywhere. Below are some of the highlights. Visit our website for more online programming.

Free Family Sundays and Art-To-Go
The popular Free Family Sundays at Home weekly drop-in event is now a do-at-home craft project that is emailed every Friday. More than 100 downloadable Art-To-Go activities for kids are among the educator resources on the BMA’s website.

Virtual Gallery Walks
Watch Virtual Gallery Walk videos for a glimpse of 2020 Vision exhibitions that opened this fall, including A Perfect Power: Motherhood and African Art and Adelyn Breeskin: Curating a Legacy.

BMA Stories
BMA Stories includes thoughtful features and behind-the-scenes glimpses of museum work. Current highlights include the second part of artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young in conversation with Arthur Jafa and an eight-minute guided meditation with Mark Rothko’s Black Over Reds.

BMA Go Mobile
The Museum has repurposed BMA Go Mobile in-Museum smartphone tours for people to use at home with tours for families, teens, and other special interests.

BMA Shop Online
The BMA Shop has expanded its selection of online merchandise and is offering free shipping on all orders over $25 through December 31, 2020.