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Baltimore Museum of Art – an Easy and Free Day Trip

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When it’s THIS HOT OUTSIDE, museuming has never looked so appealing! That’s what I found last week when I visited the Baltimore Museum of  Art, which was easy and fun, I can’t remember why it’s taken me so long to see it – decades! Some details:

  • It’s surprisingly FREE! The on-site parking costs $12/day; there may be free parking in the neighborhood (I used the museum’s lot).
  • Mid-day on a recent Thursday it took under 50 minutes to drive there from Greenbelt and back.
  • The hours are Wednesday–Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • There’s a lovely and highly recommended on-site restaurant – that I wish I could report on. It was full so my friend and I opted for the Laurel Panera Bread on the way home.

  • Of special interest for Greenbelters, there’s artwork by WPA artists!

Some examples:

  • There’s lots of cool things in the museum’s gift shop.

  • Its all-gender restrooms are named for beloved Baltimorean John Waters. (Other Baltimore-raised creatives include Philip Glass and David Byrne.)

It was an outstanding sculpture garden! I posted more photos of it here on my garden blog.

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Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. She also created and curates the Greenbelt Maryland YouTube channel. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog weekly at GardenRant.com.

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