Having lived for more than half my life in Maryland, you’d expect me to know the big places around here in Baltimore. I thought I knew…until my literature class visited the Baltimore Museum of Art!
Now, this museum wasn’t a place that I was too familiar with. Maybe I’d heard of it once or twice before, but it was mostly new to me. I was surprised to find out that it’s within walking distance of Loyola, taking about fifteen to twenty minutes to get there depending on how fast you walk. During the walk, you even get to pass by some pretty cool places in Baltimore like the monumental Scottish Rite Temple of Freemasonry. And if that wasn’t enough, admission into the museum is free for everyone, everyday!
This museum is filled with about 90,000 pieces of art and holds the world record for the most artwork by Henri Matisse as well as masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
And if you’re hungry, Gertrude’s is only steps away! In the same building as the museum, Gertrude’s offers a wide variety of food for lunch, dinner, and the ever so popular brunch. Their menu consists of traditional dishes as well as local (Chesapeake) dishes like Crab Imperial and PanFried Chicken.