The following list are some of the 10 most renowned art museums in the world. Although not a definitive list they do allow a digital experience on-line exhibits and some even have an explore option with Google street view.
1. Moma – New York, USA
MoMA is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and inspires. Its extraordinary exhibitions and collection of modern and contemporary art are dedicated to helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time. Caption: The Museum of Modern Art Renovation and Expansion Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Photography by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of MoMA
2. Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Explore Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces in the museum’s permanent exhibition. See his development as an artist in the museum galleries. Please get to know his ideas and ambitions and step into Van Gogh’s world. The museum is open daily. Explore Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces. Plan your visit, book tickets online
Source: Van Gogh Museum – The Museum about Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam – The Netherlands
3. Musée d’Orsay – Paris, France
The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.
Source: Musée d’Orsay: Home
4. National Gallery of Art – Washington DC
The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Open to the public and free of charge, the museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. Andrew W. Mellon donated a substantial art collection and funds for construction. (Wikipedia)
Source: National Gallery of Art
5. Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy. One of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. (Wikipedia)
Source: The Uffizi Galleries
6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collection includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
Source: Home | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
7. Sorolla Museum – Madrid, Spain
The Sorolla Museum is located in the house of the artist Joaquín Sorolla, who was born in Valencia in 1863. Sorolla had this house built when he was already a well-known artist and he lived here from 1911 with his wife and eternal muse, ClotildeGarcía del Castillo, and their three children – María Clotilde, Joaquín and Elena. Source: Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain — Google Arts & Culture
8. The J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles, USA
The J. Paul Getty Museum, commonly referred to as the Getty, is an art museum in Los Angeles, California housed on two campuses: the Getty Center and Getty Villa.
The Getty Center is located in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles and features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts, and photographs from the inception of photography through the present-day from all over the world. The original Getty Museum, the Getty Villa, is located in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles and displays art from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. (Wikipedia)
Source: Getty: Resources for Visual Art and Cultural Heritage
9. Rijksmusuem – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum, museum of the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Source: Rijksmuseum – The Museum of the Netherlands – in Amsterdam
10. Museo Dolores Olmedo – Mexico City, Mexico
Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria.
Source: Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico, Mexico — Google Arts & Culture
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