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Mar 21, 2013 - Museums in Maryland

Maryland's diversity and pivotal in the founding of the United States, has led the the state to sometimes being known as "America in Miniature." Charter bus visitors can take on a different perspective of America and the world through the eyes of the artist at one of Maryland's art museums. Whether it's authentic tribal masks from the African continent or original van Gogh masterpieces, Maryland's art establishments have something to offer the cultural charter bus visitor, who usually arrives in Maryland on a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Maryland.

Take your charter bus over to Columbia, and visit the African Art Museum. First opened in 1980, the African Art Museum bills itself as Columbia's first museum. As its name suggests, the museum highlights the artistic work of various African tribes and African Americans, including authentic carvings, baskets and masks from the African continent. Special exhibits bring awareness to various social and cultural issues, both in Maryland and the greater global community.

Located just a short charter bus ride away in Baltimore, the American Visionary Art Museum is the United States' national museum of self-taught art, meaning the work featured is by individuals who have no formal art training. The museum's mission revolves around breaking art traditions. Thus, you won't find sections devoted to specific periods of art history as you would in a traditional museum, instead, discovering art as themes that explore society's connection with art. Past thematic exhibits have explored peace, religion and political liberty.

For charter bus visitors wanting their art presented in a more traditional way, the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore is a classical art museum. You'll find paintings, drawings and physical objects dating as far back as pre-dynastic Egypt. Notable highlights include jewelry from the Middle Ages and rare books from Renaissance Europe. When you're done exploring the various galleries, you can enjoy sandwiches, salads and dessert at the on-site cafe, or buy a souvenir at the museum's gift shop.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in Maryland, and a favorite with charter bus visitors. Its comprehensive collection of art takes you through each of the continents, plus the Pacific Islands. One of the museum's biggest draws is its collection of paintings by such renowned international artists as Renoir, Picasso and van Gogh. Regular workshops and programs for family members of all ages help bring art to life through hands-on projects, after which you can enjoy fine-dining at the on-site Gertrude's Restaurant.

For a cultural trip through Maryland, give Bus Charter Maryland a call to arrange your charter bus needs. Bus Charter Maryland will help you organize your charter bus trip with a selection from their fleet of fully equipped charter vehicles and friendly, personalized service.