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
Explores her extraordinary career as BMA Director from 1942-1962
Five quilts by Gee’s Bend artists, recently acquired by BMA
15 lush paintings show the artist’s expansive treatment of landscape
13 paintings & 2 sculptures explore a reinvention of figurative representation
Retrospective explores the full arc of Joan Mitchell’s artistic practice