After months of closure due to COVID-19, select Baltimore City museums have announced reopening plans. The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and The Walters Art Museum will reopen this September.

Read more below to learn about their reopening plans.

Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

The BMA’s phased reopening begins on Wednesday, September 16, with timed-entry passes now available to the general public. Limited daily walk-in tickets will also be available on site.  The African, Asian, and European art galleries, and Antioch Court will be open every Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will continue to open galleries in phases. The BMA hopes to have all remaining galleries accessible to visitors by September 30.

Visitors must:

  • Wear a face covering or mask
  • Stay six feet from others
  • Limit groups to five or less

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The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum will re-open to the public on Thursday, September 10. For the safety of visitors and to protect against the spread of COVID-19, all staff and visitors are required to wear face masks while in the museum.

Timed passes are recommended. The museum’s hours have been updated to Thursday to Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 12 – 5 p.m.
Click here to purchase a timed admission pass. To read full visitor guidelines, please click here.

Upon opening, the exhibitions on display will be Robert Houston: The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign in Photographs and Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake. Freedom Bound will be on view until March 28, 2021. 

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The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum will being a phased reopening on Wednesday, September 16. The museum will open with limited capacity and increased safety measures that include required face masks, social distancing, and added facility cleaning.

In the first phase, the Centre Street building will reopen at 25 percent capacity, with hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All in-person programming and groups tours will be suspended during this first phase. Advanced ticketing is not required.

Other areas of the museum—such as Hackerman House at 1 West Mount Vernon Place, the Palazzo building, the Museum Store and Cafe, Family Art Center, and auditorium—remain closed until a later date. In-person tours, programs, and events will resume during a later reopening phase. In the meantime, visitors are encouraged to visit the museum’s website for new digital resources.

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