Are you heading to U.S.A. any time soon for your vacation? If you’re crazy about art, then I bet visiting art museums tops the list of things to do when you arrive. Fortunately, the United States is home to many art museums, some of which are among the world’s most sophisticated ones. Here is a partial list of some of the best art museums you should check out when you arrive in the United States.
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses over 450,000 works of art, is among the largest museums in U.S.A. The museum is renowned for its collections such as Egyptian Art, French Impressionist paintings and American Art.
Look for amazing works of art such as portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, portrait of Paul Revere by John Singleton “Watson and Shark” by Copley and other works by Monet and Gauguin.
Established in 1937, the National Gallery of Art is a national collection of fine art of the United States that is housed on the National Mall in the city of Washington, DC. This art museum is not to be missed. As a matter of fact, the entry is absolutely free. The museum is split into two – East Building and West Building. The West Building contain much of the museum’s European and American collections while the East Building contains much of modern art and special exhibition space.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Art Institute of Chicago is a renowned museum that sits in the Grand Park of the city. The highlight of the collection here are Impressionist and Post-impressionist Art. The works of Art you must look for include the famous piece, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat, Monet’s paintings, and other renowned paintings by Renoir, Manet and Cassatt.
Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, de Young museum is well known for its American Art collection. The collection in this fine arts institute comes mainly from California. The broad collection of art in this museum is from America. The collection includes work of art from pre-Columbian times through to the 20th century as well as art from Oceania. Some of the must-see works of art include ‘Three Machines” by Wayne Thiebaud, Thomas Cole’s “Prometheus Bound”, ‘Peaceable Kingdom” by Edward Hicks and Albert Bierstadt’s “California Spring” among others.
Museum of Modern Art is renowned for its vast collection of Modernist art and it’s the place you’ll get some of the most recognized paintings of the 20th century by artists such as Pollock, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rousseau. In case you don’t want to pay for entry tickets, you can come on Friday from 4-8 p.m. when admission to the museum is free. The works of art you should not fail to look for include Henry Rousseau’s “The Sleeping Gypsy”, Jackson Pollock’s “Number 31”, Jasper John’s “Flag”, and “Starry Night” by Van Gogh among others.