American Art

This outstanding collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts dates from the colonial era to the late 20th century. It includes important regional holdings from Maryland and Baltimore, outstanding examples of Louis Comfort Tiffany's decorative works, and modern American masterpieces by Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, and many other acclaimed artists.

On View

A spectacular presentation of the grand American Wing presents more than 800 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts intertwined, revealing surprising connections and fascinating stories. Thematic displays explore the international character of American art and Baltimore's position as a major center for art production and foreign trade from the late 18th century forward.

A selection of 21st-century objects, such as Richard Lee's Sinking and Burning (2005), a cabinet with reverse glass painting, also reveals unexpected links between historic and contemporary American art.

Friends of the American Wing (FoAW)

Join FoAW to support the preservation, growth, and enrichment of the BMA's distinguished collection of decorative arts and American painting and sculpture.


To connect with the Departments of American Painting & Sculpture and Decorative Arts, please email Sarah Cho, Curatorial Assistant, at or

Art by Tiffany in the BMA American Wing.

Art by Tiffany in the BMA American Wing.