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Baltimore’s Best-Kept-Secret Museum Has Some New Art to Show You

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This painting by Louis Comfort Tiffany is one of many new gifts to the Evergreen Museum on display now.
This painting by Louis Comfort Tiffany is one of many new gifts to the Evergreen Museum on display now.

I remember the first time I went to the Evergreen Museum, a Johns Hopkins-owned house/art museum in North Baltimore. As I wandered around the rooms, admiring the furniture, I noticed a striking, small painting in the corner.  “That?” the tour guide said. “It’s a Picasso.”

Baltimore has such grandly impressive art museums that it’s easy to forget about the Evergreen, but that’s a mistake: the house/museum’s period rooms also include some of the most exciting post-Impressionist art on view in Baltimore, including paintings by Modigliani, Degas, and, yes, Picasso. And the art hasn’t stopped coming in, either — in recent years, the museum has acquired or been gifted paintings, sculptures, and design objects, many of which haven’t been on display before.

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