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.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
150 chandeliers create a scientifically precise representation of moon dust's chemical composition
Retrospective explores the full arc of Joan Mitchell’s artistic practice
reveals the transformation of Gris’ innovative style and principal motifs from 1911 until 1927
Four artists artist engage with vital aspects of contemporary culture
More than 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books