Gardentown Museum Report

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Okay, I will totally admit that I am extremely biased towards my home town of Baltimore, Maryland, as a place for folks to visit. Each and every time I go back to the place that I'll always consider home is an extremely emotional and truly joyous event for me.� Much of my family has, sadly, �passed away, but my mother still lives in the concrete Cape Cod style bungalow in which I was raised for the first nineteen years of my life. It's located on a quiet residential street right on the fringe of Baltimore City and Baltimore County in an area popularly known as "Gardenville".� The homes are small, especially by today's standards, but the memories of that area have lasted a lifetime for me. But enough with the reminiscing! Over the years …show more content…
Ordinary citizens grasp the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of media creations - and be sure to check out the art in the restrooms! Baltimore's premier 'old line' art museum is the Baltimore Museum of Art, located at 10 Art Museum Drive (about a 25 minute drive from downtown). Boasting an excellent Matisse collection, the BMA also has several Picassos and Monets, with its new contemporary wing home to several Andy Warhol works, including his "Last Supper".� Designed by John Russell Pope. who was the architect of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the BMA is extremely well laid out. Its Matisse collection was assembled by Baltimore art legends Claribel and Etta Cone, who returned home to Baltimore from Paris in the 1920's with armfuls of modern and impressionist art; their treasures are housed in the eponyous Cone Wing. There is also a cool, quirky restaurant, "Gertrude's" on site, which serves up some pretty inspired dishes including crab cakes in several forms.� Not far away from the BMA is the Homewood campus of world-renowned Johns Hopkins University, worth a visit for its beautiful landscapes and architecture as well as the whiff of 'genius' in the air! Looking for something just a little bit …show more content…
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