Art is more than something beautiful to look at; it also teaches us lessons in humanity. It can help lift a person’s spirit. Every museum most likely will feature at least one piece you will enjoy, which include contemporary, modern, and abstract paintings. Below the following list is made up of the 5 best fine art museums in The United States.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most visited museums of fine art in the world and the largest in The United States. The prestigious museum features over two million works of art, which includes the work of Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse. The museum is located on the Upper East Side on the edge of Central Park.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The National Gallery of Art is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the largest museums in North America. The museum houses a wide array of rare pieces, which includes, Ginevra de’ Benci, the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in America. The National Gallery is by far the most prestigious and largest museum in Washington, which covers over 270,000 square feet. The museum features art for all kinds of tastes, including renaissance paintings, sculptures, and photography. The museum houses more than 600 works of art, which includes artists such as, Jasper Johns and Cezanne, along with a giant blue rooster.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
The Art Institute of Chicago features over 300,000 pieces, which includes America’s largest collection of Monet paintings, 20th century furniture, and antique Asian art. The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most visited museums of fine art in the country. The museum also features paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, and is home to Grant Wood’s most iconic painting, “American Gothic”
MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan, New York
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is probably one of the most well-known museums in the world, which features an evolving collection of more than 200,000 works of art. The museum includes Modern and Contemporary pieces, which is located in Midtown Manhattan. The museum features some of the most recognizable paintings of the 20th century, including, the work of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Salvador Dali. It also home to iconic pieces such as Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” and Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn Monroe.” The museum also features one of the largest art libraries in the country, which has over 300,000 books.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
If you’re planning a trip to Houston, Texas, then I recommend visiting The Museum of Fine Arts, which features over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. The museum is located in the Watkin Building and home to the 6th largest art collection in the country. The Museum of Fine Arts has continuously been ranked among the top ten museums in the country and features paintings by Cezanne, Monet, and a collection that spans over 6,000 years.