Hidden Art Gems – Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum Of IndustryWhen you think of art museums in the Greater Washington Area, Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) does not usually come to mind.  In fact, I didn’t know that it even existed.

Thanks to the fact that the BMI hosts Maryland Engineering Challenges that my daughter participated in, I got to visit this gem of a museum.  Not only did I learn a lot about Baltimore’s history, I was blown away by its beauty.

Why go?

  • The gorgeous Harbor view: Domino Sugar, Baltimore Steam Tugboat, and the harbor skyline.  Bring your camera and sketchbook!  You will not be disappointed.  I was not surprised to learn later that the BMI is also a popular wedding site.
  • Cranes! – No further explanation needed.
  • Exhibits – Take the tour of an old mom and pop Grocery store and learn the origins of Maryland’s beloved Old Bay at the Milton’s Fine Foods!
  • Don’t miss the artwork in the Current Exhibition and from the local artists at the excellent Gift shop.  The gift shop has classic toys and Maryland flag items for sale.
  • Did you know that the Linotype Print Making originated in Baltimore?  Take a tour of the fascinating Print Shop to see one in action!
  • Engaging Events for kids, adults, schools, and scout groups.

If you have been to the BMI, what was your experience like?  Are there any hidden gems you have come across?


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