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
175+ works of diverse media and scale from the 15th to 18th centuries
New works in dialogue with Fred Wilson’s Artemis/Bast
Raúl de Nieves explores the wonder, beauty, and chaos of the natural world
14 of his intimate portrait etchings
50+/- prints give visual form to the state of American society from 1935 to 1942