Baltimore’s iconic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower will reopen to the public on April 9, with the tower’s galleries, artist studios, museum, and famous clock on display.
The landmark, located in downtown Baltimore’s West Side near the Hippodrome Theater and Baltimore Convention Center, has 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibitions.
The first, second, and third floor galleries feature three rising artists as part of the Emerge Baltimore exhibition series: Aliana Grace Bailey, Derrick ‘DJ’ Smith, and Raquel Thompson.
The tower, built in 1911 by Captain Isaac Emerson, founder of the headache remedy Bromo Seltzer, was the tallest building in Baltimore at the time. The tower’s clock, designed by Seth Thomas in 1911, was the largest four-faced gravity clock in the world.
The original tower was topped with a 51-foot revolving replica of the blue Bromo Seltzer bottle, which was removed in 1936 due to structural concerns.
The building was donated to the City of Baltimore in 1969 and housed various City offices until 2006, when the tower was purchased by a cooperative between philanthropists Eddie and Sylvia Brown and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.
The Bromo Tower will be open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts said.
Also on April 9, the tower’s clock tours will return for $8.