Read this article to find out which the best museums in the United States are! There are so many great museums, but I selected the 8 most amazing ones!
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1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Topping the list is The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This is one of the best museums in New York City. And it is also the largest and most visited art museum in the United States. You can find so many different types of artworks here, from Oceanian art to more modern art to art from Ancient Egypt. With more than 2 million art objects there is much to see here!
2. The Art Institute of Chicago
Located in the city of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest in the United States. You can see a great collection of global works here, including art from Ancient asia, the Byzantine Empire and Africa, but also more contemporary art by, among many others, Pollock, Warhol and Picasso. It belongs to the best museums in Chicago.
3. The Museum of Modern Art
Also located in New York City you'll find the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA in short. It is one of the best modern art museums in the world and offers a diverse set of art objects that includes prints, architecture and paintings. You should definitly head to this museum if you are in New York City (or close) and like modern art! There are works on display here by Dali, Pollock, Mondrian and many other famous artists.
4. The Getty Center
The Getty is a great museum in Los Angeles that has a collection that includes European paintings, sculptures and other objects, international photography, and ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan art. You'll find works here that were made by Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, and Titian.
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5. National September 11 Memorial and Museum
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City is an impressive museum to visit and one of the best museums in the United States. You'll learn here more about the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11 in 2001 and its impact on society through all kinds of objects and information relating to the events.
6. American Museum of Natural History
Another museum that is one of the best, is the American Museum of Natural History that is located in New York City. It is one of the largest natural history museums in the world with more than 35 million specimens in its collection. The collection includes many dinosaur skeletons, meteorites, mammal fossils, and a lot more!
7. National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Arts in Washington D.C. has an amazing permanent collection of paintings, prints, and many more types of items. Looking at the popularity of this museum, only the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has more annual visitors. Here you can find works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and many more! Furthermore, the museum has no entrance fee. All these things make it one of the best museums in Washington D.C.
8. Museum of Fine Arts
The last museum on the list is the Museum of Fine arts. This is a very cool museum in Boston. It has a vast collection of paintings, but also a lot of other types of art including Egyptian objects, Japanese potting. And many other items can be found here. Works by many famous artists are displayed here!
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