The Best Museums in the USA


If you’re a keen and traveler and enjoy exploring art museums, you may want to consider traveling to visit some of the USA’s most prestigious art musuems. If you’re tempted by the idea, simply continue reading to discover some of the best art museums nationwide.

The best art museums nationwide:

1. The New York Museum of Modern Art

Not only does the New York Museum of Modern Art boast paintings from Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh but it also houses a wide selection of contemporary art which includes illustrations, films and photography.

2. The J. Paul Getty Museum , Los Angeles

The J. Paul Getty Museum is broken up into two separate locations. The first location the Getty Center boasts western art which dates back to the middle ages, whilst the second section the Getty Villa specializes in ancient Greek and Roman art.

3. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

The Cleveland Museum of Art boasts an extensive collection of Asian and Egyptian art. Better yet, the Cleveland Museum of Art is free to visit.

4. The Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu

The Honolulu Museum of Art is one of the USA’s most underrated art museums. It boasts over 50,000 pieces of art and boasts the single largest Asian and Pan-Pacific art collections in the USA. It’s a joy to visit as it housed in a beautiful historic building, which features multiple courtyards.

5. The Mingei International Museum, San Diego

The Mingei International Museum houses art collections from the four corners of the globe, so whether you’re fascinated by Middle Eastern pottery or African tribal masks, you’ll find what you’re looking for. As an added selling point, the Mingei International Musuem, with boasts a beautiful garden, is one of the most picturesque locations in San Diego.

7. The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

The Nelson-Atkins Museum is home to a permanent American Indian art collection. Examples of American Indian works of art that you’ll have the opportunity to view include both traditional and contemporary sculptures, baskets and paintings. So if you have an interest in American Indian art it’s well worth planning a trip to Missouri.

8. The Philadelphia Museum of Art

You may recognize the steps of the Philadeplhia Museum of Art from the Rocky franchise of films. However, the Philadelphia Museum of Art should be famous for its own merits as it is home to one of the USA’s largest art collection and is home to a permanent collection of celebrated artist Vincent Van Gogh’s work.

9. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

The Museum of Fine Arts which is located in Boston, boasts over 450,000 works of art including John Singleton Copley’s famous portrait of Paul Revere. You’ll also find numerous works by impressionists such as Gauguin, Cézanne, Monet.

10. The Smithsonian American Art Gallery, Washington DC

The Smithsonian American Art Gallery, houses art work from all 50 American states. So if you have an interest in either period American art or contemporary American art, you’ll be able to spend several hours browsing the Smithsonian American Art Gallery’s collections.

So what are you waiting for? Why not start planning a tour of some of the nation’s best art musuems? You won’t be disappointed!

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