Museums and Art Galleries
My Must See London Art Museums
I have an upcoming trip to London where I will be taking in nearly all the notable art museums. Let’s compare my wish list to yours.
The British Museum – Art in UK
The British Museum can boast to having legendary artifacts housed in an architecturally unique building. I’ll discuss some of the highlights of the collection and my favorites.
The British Museum in London, England [offsite link]
Home to approximately 7 million science and art treasures, the collections of The British Museum span two million years of human history
The Louvre Museum in Paris, France [offsite link]
Originally a medieval fortress, and established in 1793 as a museum by the French Republic, the Louvre contains great works of art from the birth of ancient civilization to the XIXth century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City [offsite link]
Founded in 1870, The Met is now home to 6500 works of art, spanning 5000 years of world history
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago [offsite link]
The MCA Collection contains over 6,000 objects, representing artistic trends from 1945 to the present in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, film, installations, and artists´ books
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC [offsite link]
Established in 1937, this gallery is home to major works in painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper from the Middle Ages to the present
The National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC [offsite link]
The museum explores African artistic expression from ancient to contemporary times and includes ceramics, textiles, furniture, masks and musical instruments as well as the arts of painting, printmaking and sculpture
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