Washington DC – Day Trip 4 – Baltimore 3

Continuing with more about the Arts, past and present, in Baltimore!

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3898
phone: 410-396-7100
Wed to Fri from 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM,
Sat to Sun from 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM

The Cone collection in the Baltimore Museum of Art is one of the most outstanding in the world. This collection of early modern masterpieces was bequeathed in 1949 by Etta Cone and her sister, Dr. Claribel Cone, a distinguished pathologist.

Together, the sisters amassed, over 50 years, hundreds of works by such artists as Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and Renoir (as well as textiles, drawings and prints, jewelry, and decorative arts).

Each sister was unique — Claribel was known for her dazzling intellect and eccentricity while Etta efficiently managed the household. Claribel esteemed Beauty, saying “Ever since I was a small girl and picked up all the shells I could find, reveling in their small color and their forms, I’ve been acquiring beautiful things . . . I took beauty where I found it.”

Enjoy the Sculpture Garden, too, as well as the Native American Art

EUBIE BLAKE NATIONAL JAZZ INSTITUTE AND CULTURAL CENTER
847 N. Howard St,. Baltimore, Maryland 21201
phone: 410-225-3130

The Institute, named for a beloved American Jazz icon, is an arts education center and museum which showcases the works of renowned African Americans in the arts, including Maryland women such as Billie Holiday and Ethel Ennis.

Enjoy!

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