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
70 objects reveal the impact hip hop has had on contemporary art and culture
16 contemporary works paired with 17th-19th -century Asian & European ceramics
19 beautifully patterned artworks from across Africa and Oceania
A dozen/+ woodcut prints produced early in the careers of Fauve artists
175+ works of diverse media and scale from the 15th to 18th centuries
New works in dialogue with Fred Wilson’s Artemis/Bast
60 early works reveal Kanemitsu’s past experiences & surreal imagination.