The Baltimore Advantage

Galleries & Museums

The number of galleries and museums in Baltimore is too great to list here. We've handpicked a smattering of ones we think are worth a visit. Check in the Baltimore Sun for a complete list, as well as the Baltimore Collegetown Web site at

Knowledge to know: both the Walters Art Museum and The Baltimore Museum of Art are free to the public.


Area 405

405 E. Oliver Street 
(Station North)

Alternative exhibition space that produces, presents, and promotes arts and cultural programming.

Baltimore Clayworks

410.578.1919 | 

5707 Smith Avenue 
(Mount Washington)

Features functional and sculptural ceramics, traveling exhibitions by national and international artists, and work by Clayworks' resident artists and students.

C. Grimaldis Gallery

410.539.1080 |

523 N. Charles Street 
(Mount Vernon)

Craig Flinner Gallery


859 W. 36th St.

Antique prints, maps, and vintage French posters. Custom framing available.

Creative Alliance at the Patterson

410.276.1651 | 

3134 Eastern Avenue

Sponsors exhibitions, lectures, performances, and community-based art programs.

Goya Contemporary

410.366.2001 | 

3000 Chestnut Avenue, Studio 214 

A full-service printmaking atelier and contemporary art gallery. Printers collaborate with artists to create intaglio and lithographs.

Maryland Art Place (MAP)

410.962.8565 | 

218 W. Saratoga St. 

Shows the work of emerging regional artists and performers. Sponsoring the 14 Karat Cabaret at their old location, 218 W. Saratoga Street.

School 33 Art Center

443.263.4350 | 

1427 Light Street 
(Federal Hill)

Features emerging and alternative art and artists.


American Visionary Art Museum

410.244.1900 | 

800 Key Highway
(Inner Harbor)

Nation's only museum devoted to the work of untrained "outsider" artists. Definitely worth a visit. $7 with student ID.

Baltimore Museum of Art

443.573.1700 | 

10 Art Museum Drive 
Charles Village

Maryland's largest museum noted for its modern collection, American wing, and sculpture garden. Open Wednesday–Sunday, free.

The Contemporary Museum

443.388.8980 | 

429 N. Eutaw St.

A museum dedicated to creating educational programs and cultural experiences that reach an exceptionally wide range of constituents. Suggested donation of $3 for students.

Walters Art Museum

410.547.9000 | 

600 N. Charles Street 
(Mount Vernon)

Wonderful ancient, medieval, and 19th-century painting collections. Hackerman House, in a beautifully restored home adjacent to the museum, houses the Walters' Asian art collection. Free.