The Baltimore Museum of Art closed Friday due to a bomb threat police determined was unfounded, authorities said.

Baltimore police officers responded to Art Museum Drive around 10:35 a.m. Friday to investigate a report of a bomb threat to the museum “sent via email” and deemed it unfounded, police spokesman Det. Vernon Davis said Friday afternoon.

The museum announced on X, formerly called Twitter, that it would close for the day just before 12:30 p.m. while police investigated “a security concern.”

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The BMA said all ticket holders for the Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800 exhibit will be contacted.

Taylor DeVille covered Baltimore County government for The Baltimore Banner with a focus on the County Executive, County Council, accountability and quality of life issues affecting suburban residents. Before joining The Banner, Taylor covered Baltimore County government and breaking news for The Baltimore Sun.

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