The Baltimore Museum of Art East Entrance (Photo: Ron Solomon)
Please Note: This tour is designed for participants that live in the DC Metro Region. The tour departs by motorcoach from downtown Washington, DC with a designated secondary pick-up outside the city. Content delivered by the study leader on the way to the destination is an integral part of the study tour experience. Meeting the group once the tour is en route is discouraged.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation on all tours; additionally, current CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines (at the time of the tour) will be followed, including but not limited to masks on the bus and indoors.
The 104-year-old Baltimore Museum of Art, whose collections encompass 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art, houses 95,000 holdings including the largest collection of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Spend a day at the museum enjoying its highlights and the Cone Collection, as well as the special exhibit The Rembrandt Effect.
The internationally renowned Cone Collection is the crown jewel of the BMA. In the early 20th century, Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone visited the Paris studios of Matisse and Picasso and began amassing an exceptional collection of approximately 3,000 objects, including 500 works by Matisse, which were displayed in their Baltimore apartments.
The Rembrandt Effect, on view in the new Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, examines the Dutch master’s extraordinary influence on the history of Western printmaking by connecting his etchings to those of European and American graphic artists of the 19th and 20th centuries including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Édouard Manet, James A. M. Whistler, Mary Cassatt, and Mary Nimmo Moran.
Art historian Ursula Wolfman leads the tour.
Lunch is included at celebrated Gertrude’s restaurant in the museum, which offers a modern menu that celebrates the culinary traditions of the Chesapeake region.
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
- Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, March 11, 2022.
- The tour meets at and leaves by bus from the Holiday Inn Capitol, with a pickup stop at the I-495 Exit 27 carpool parking lot at about 9:55 a.m.
*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.