Founded in 1914 with a single painting, today there are 95,000 objects in the collection of 18th- and 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art — including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
The collection includes 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 art objects from Africa and Asia. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture.
The BMA is located in a historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope.
150 chandeliers create a scientifically precise representation of moon dust's chemical composition
Retrospective explores the full arc of Joan Mitchell’s artistic practice
Line and movement in drawings, prints and bronzes.
Significant works Cohen donated to the BMA, as well as acquisitions she helped facilitate
50 works explore transformation & masquerade as recurring themes across time and place