Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
21 S. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Bromo GALLERIES are open every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and every Saturday from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Can't make these days, contact curator Kirk Shannon-Butts: KSButts@promotionandarts.org.
The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower’s entire building is open on
Friday evening from 4:00–8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on the second weekend of every month.
Friday, July 8 + Saturday, July 9
Friday, August 12 + Saturday, August 13
Friday, September 9 + Saturday, September 10
Friday, October 14 + Saturday, October 15
Friday, November 11 + Saturday, November 12
Friday, December 9 + Saturday, December 10
During the public access weekends, guests will have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including all 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibitions. Many of the building’s artists will be on site so you can see their works in progress and learn about their processes. You can also learn more about the historical building in the museum on the 15th floor. Admission to the galleries, artist studios, and museum is free. For $8, you can also take a tour of the clock room and see the inner working of the famed Bromo clock up close.
VISIT THE TOP
The visit starts with a video and ends on a very high note as guests climb to the 16th floor via a “ships ladder”’ into the marvelous industrial mechanical room clock room, which houses the clock mechanism, the elevator switchboards, and motors. Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the 24-foot clock dials as a backdrop. Visitors can also take in the recent reinstallation of the iconic clock by the Balzer Family Clock Works.
TOP OF THE CLOCK VISIT COST: $8 Access into the clock room is by ships ladder which requires that each guest sign a liability waiver stating they are aware of the danger of climbing the ladder.
TIMES: Visit the top of the clock on Friday evenings from 4:00–8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on the second weekend of every month. Guests are encouraged to check out the history museum on the 15th floor and the artwork throughout the building before or after their visit to the top.
GROUP & EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
We are so pleased to offer something for just about everyone. Do you ever have a hard time deciding where best to spend your time and dollars and at the same time taking into consideration everyone’s varied interests? There is art for the creative souls in your group, plenty of history that brings 1911 Baltimore back to life, and a behind-the-scenes look at the largest four dial gravity driven non-chiming clock in the world for the mechanical engineer or clock enthusiast. Plus, treasure hunters and collectors are amazed at the collection of Bromo Seltzer glass and memorabilia and in the Emerson/Maryland Glass Museum. Some guidelines for groups:
We ask that groups of 8 or more, when possible, schedule during the week.
The building is accessible to the 15th floor by elevator. The clock is NOT handicapped accessible.
Just fill out the reservation form, return it to us, and we’ll do the rest. We look forward to sharing our amazing tower.