X

Charity Navigator relies on donations from users like you.
Did you know that we never charge charities to be rated on our site? This allows us to maintain independence and conduct unbiased evaluations. We're not salespeople. We're coders, data analysts, and information junkies. We need your help. We're a nonprofit that relies on donations averaging $12. If Charity Navigator is useful to you, please take a minute to keep it online and free for another year. Thank you.
Dear Readers: Did you know that Charity Navigator is a nonprofit too? We never charge users or nonprofits to use our site. We rely on donations from users like you. If everyone gave $5, we could keep it online and free for another year. Please help today.
Maybe later  |   I already donated
Disable all preview features

Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Inspiring creativity, encouraging learning, and fostering human understanding

three stars

87.35

10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (443) 573-1800   Web Site
EIN: 52-6000162

Board Leadership
Clair Zamoiski Segal
Chair

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.35 three stars
  Financial 88.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) seeks innovation and excellence in an artistic program that focuses on art of the modern era, from the 19th century to the present. The BMA is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art - including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. As a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, the BMA organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year, and frequently hosts special events with cultural and educational partners. General admission to the BMA is free for everyone, every day, so that great art is accessible to all.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) seeks innovation and excellence in an artistic program that focuses on art of the modern era, from the 19th century to the present. The BMA is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art - including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. As a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, the BMA organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year, and frequently hosts special events with cultural and educational partners. General admission to the BMA is free for everyone, every day, so that great art is accessible to all.

Financial

three stars

88.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.21
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Baltimore Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Baltimore Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 87.35 three stars
Wadsworth Atheneum (CT) 88.59 three stars
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA) 85.68 three stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.62 three stars
Storm King Art Center (NY) 88.90 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,894,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $583,101
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,867,914
Total Contributions $13,345,953
   Program Service Revenue $1,211,124
Total Primary Revenue $14,557,077
   Other Revenue $5,658,296
TOTAL REVENUE $20,215,373
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,325,039
   Administrative Expenses $1,822,613
   Fundraising Expenses $1,212,103
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,359,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,855,618
   
Net Assets $110,312,450

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Collection, Care & Exhibitions $7,444,731 52.0%
Operations $4,552,243 31.8%
Education and Interpretation $2,328,065 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 87.35 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.48 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.90 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 89.92 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 92.34 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 91.50 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 86.93 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 85.68 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 81.37 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 95.55 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 89.69 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 89.31 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 78.99 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 78.28 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 70.30 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 74.34 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 81.71 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 84.74 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-6000162
Name in IRS Master File BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,929 0.73% Christopher Bedford Staff Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$174,499 1.00% Jay Fisher Staff Deputy Director of Curatorial
$173,552 0.99% Christine Dietze Bonanno Staff Chief Operating Officer
$150,285 0.86% Judith Gibbs Staff Deputy Director of Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 87.35 three stars
New Orleans Museum of Art (LA) 85.17 three stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.62 three stars
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 87.56 three stars
Wadsworth Atheneum (CT) 88.59 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (443) 573-1800
fax: (443) 573-1582
TTY: (800) 735-2964
EIN: 52-6000162

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Clair Zamoiski Segal
Chair

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.