East meets West at The Walters. The museum was established in 1934, with a gift from prominent art collector Henry Walters as its initial collection. On one hand, its collection spans nearly the entire history of Western art. Its spacious galleries are home to Greek and Roman statuary, Baroque carvings and a large collection of Renaissance paintings. On the other hand, its elegant Hackerman House wing holds one of the largest collections of traditional Asian art in the United States.
Opened in 1992, this baseball stadium incorporates the old Baltimore & Ohio RR Warehouse building into its asymmetrical design. The home plate and right field foul pole came from the old Memorial Stadium, former home of the Orioles. Ninety-minute tours are given on weekday mornings as long as there isn't an afternoon game. If the O's are in town be sure to grab a ticket, as seeing a game here is a real treat!
'Visionary Art' is a term used to describe art that is created by people who use ordinary media to express their own intensely personal ideas about life. This museum has assembled a wonderful collection of this very Visionary art. Since Visionary artists generally lack formal training, and work outside of established art traditions, their works are as bold, innovative and inspirational as the visions that spawned them. Children under six years of age are free.
The soul of this museum is its spacious wing dedicated to Modern Art masters like Rothko, de Kooning, Pollock and their contemporaries. The museum has the second largest private collection of Andy Warhol's works. It also features Oceanic and American Indian art, a sizable Old Masters collection and a beautiful sculpture garden. The BMA is also home to the Cone collection, which is a treasury of Early Modern masterpieces.
Home of the Baltimore Ravens, the M&T Bank Stadium is relatively new and boasts over 100 luxury suites on two levels, 8,196 club seats, and the Budweiser Backyard Bash, where fans can watch pre and post game shows on big screen TVs. The stadium has a capacity of 69,084.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was once one of the most important freight and passenger lines in the country. The museum, located in a converted switching yard west of downtown, was the final destination for dozens of the steam locomotives and diesel engines that traveled along that railroad. Visitors are welcome to climb aboard and inspect the giant machines, many of which are kept in a restored house that also holds a wealth of historical displays and railroad memorabilia.
Located in downtown Baltimore, the Head Theater is the smaller of two main performing spaces in the Baltimore Center Stage. This flexible entertainment venue frequently hosts local and cultural events and puts on fantastic plays, musicals, comedy shows, and concerts, performed by exceptionally talented local and regional artists. The venue boasts comfortable seating, top-notch sound and lighting systems, and fantastic acoustics, ensuring that every show at the Head Theater is a memorable and enjoyable one.
Serving as a leader of Baltimore's thriving theater community for over 50 years, Center stage is famous for its innovative presentation of contemporary and classic plays. This non-profit and professional theater company is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of the city, known for its cultural diversity. Past shows have include classics like Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and contemporary performances like Wild With Happy. Visit the website to know more about their upcoming season and shows.
Built in 1814 by Charles Wilson Peale, one of the first American painters to achieve a place of distinction in the fine arts, the Peale Museum features a collection of 40 Peale family portraits and houses several natural history displays. Peale's collection of specimens gave scientists and visitors the opportunity to study animals and plants outside their natural environment. This museum was the first to display the complete skeleton of a mastodon. It is still standing today and the building was registered as a National Historical Landmark in 1965.
The Downtown Cultural Arts Center is the hub of artistry. The center serves as a creative ground where people of all age groups can come and learn art. You can also drop by to see their exhibitions, dance shows, plays and other artistic events. The venue is open to cultural programs and is a spot for community gathering. If you have any event coming up then book them with a customized ambiance for a great party.