List of Top World Art Museums

Hi every one. I know a lot of you are like to visit art museums. And I think as either art lovers or artists looking at the work in the museums is one of the most important things you can do. So I decided to post a list of museums around the world. If you know of any others not on the list please let me know.

Africa

* Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Museum of Islamic Art
* Cape Town: South African National Gallery
* Harare: National Gallery of Zimbabwe
* Johannesburg: MuseuMAfricA, Johannesburg Art Gallery

Asia

* Baghdad: National Museum of Iraq
* Beijing: Palace Museum
* Dhaka: Zainul Gallery
* Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Art
* Islamabad: National Art Gallery Islamabad
* Jakarta: Indonesian National Gallery
* New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art, National Museum
* Shanghai: Shanghai Museum
* Taipei: National Palace Museum
* Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum
* National Art Gallery, Islamabad

Europe

* Amsterdam: Hermitage Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum
* Athens: National Archaeological Museum of Athens, New Acropolis Museum
* Barcelona: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Museu Picasso
* Barnard Castle: Bowes Museum
* Bath: Holburne Museum of Art
* Berlin: Museum Island, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie
* Bilbao: Guggenheim Museum
* Birmingham: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
* Bristol (UK): Royal West of England Academy, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
* Brussels: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
* Bucharest: National Museum of Art of Romania, The Art Collections Museum, K.H. Zambaccian Museum, Theodor Pallady Museum
* Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Applied Arts
* Cambridge (UK): Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard
* Cardiff: National Museum
* Colmar: Unterlinden Museum
* Copenhagen: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Statens Museum for Kunst, Thorvaldsens Museum
* Dresden: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
* Dublin: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Ireland,
* Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
* Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, Palazzo Pitti, Bargello, La Specola, Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze, Institute and Museum of the History of Science
* Frankfurt: Städelsches Kunstinstitut and Städtische Galerie
* Glasgow: Gallery of Modern Art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Burrell Collection, Hunterian Art Gallery
* Groningen: Groninger Museum
* Helsinki: Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
* Istanbul: Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Pera Museum, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, Topkapı Palace, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
* Kiev: Museum of Western and Oriental Art
* Leeds: The Royal Armouries Museum, Temple Newsam, Leeds Art Gallery
* Lisbon: Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
* Liverpool: Walker Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Sudley House
* London: National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, Queen’s Gallery, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Kenwood House, Wallace Collection, Apsley House, Foundling Museum, Guildhall Art Gallery, Leighton House Museum, Ranger’s House (Wernher Collection), Hermitage Rooms, The Hayward
* Madrid: Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza
* Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery
* Milan: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca di Brera, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Museo Poldi Pezzoli
* Moscow: State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum, Kremlin Armoury, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow House of Photography, State Historical Museum
* Munich: Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne
* Naples: Museo di Capodimonte, Naples National Archaeological Museum, Caserta Palace
* Oslo: National Gallery of Norway
* Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, Christ Church Picture Gallery
* Paris: Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, Centre Pompidou, Musée Picasso, Guimet Museum, Musée Marmottan Monet, Musée de Cluny, Musée de l’Orangerie, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée Jacquemart-André, Musée du quai Branly, Petit Palais, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée Gustave Moreau, Musée Delacroix, Musée Carnavalet, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée Maillol, Musée de la Monnaie de Paris
* Possagno: The Canova Museum
* Prague: National Gallery, Náprstek Museum,Rudolfinum Gallery,Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Josef Sudek Gallery
* Rome: Vatican Museum, Galleria Borghese, National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Barberini, Capitoline Museums, National Etruscan Museum, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Museum of Roman Civilization
* Rotterdam: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
* Saratov: Radischev Art Museum
* St Ives: Tate St Ives
* St. Petersburg: Hermitage, Russian Museum
* Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet, Tensta Konsthall
* Strasbourg: Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Musée des Arts décoratifs
* Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie
* Syracuse, Sicily: Archaeological Museum
* Taganrog: Taganrog Museum of Art
* Thun: Kunstmuseum Thun
* Turin: Museo Egizio, Museum of Ancient Art, Turin Museum of Natural History
* Utrecht: Centraal Museum
* Venice: Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Ca’ Rezzonico, Ca’ d’Oro, Ca’ Pesaro
* Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Leopold Museum, Albertina, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, MUMOK, Liechtenstein Museum
* Vaduz: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
* Warsaw: Centre for Contemporary Art, National Gallery
* Zürich: Foundation E.G. Bührle

North America

* Asian Art Museum, San Francisco http://www.asianart.org
* Atlanta, Georgia: Michael C. Carlos Museum, High Museum of Art
* Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum
* Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Shaw Center for the Arts
* Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Museum of Art
* Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
* Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College Museum of Art
* Buffalo, New York: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
* Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Art Museums
* Charleston, South Carolina: Gibbes Museum of Art
* Charlotte, North Carolina: Mint Museum of Art
* Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania: Brandywine River Museum
* Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oriental Institute
* Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Art Museum
* Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art
* Columbia, South Carolina: Columbia Museum of Art
* Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center
* Cooperstown, New York: Fenimore Art Museum
* Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, Meadows Museum
* Davenport, Iowa: Figge Art Museum
* Denver, Colorado: Denver Art Museum
* Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center
* Detroit, Michigan: The Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, University of Michigan-Museum of Art
* Edmonton, Alberta: Art Gallery of Alberta
* Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
* Glens Falls, New York: Hyde Collection
* Grand Rapids, Michigan: Grand Rapids Art Museum
* Greensboro, North Carolina: Weatherspoon Art Museum
* Greenville, Delaware: Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum
* Halifax, Nova Scotia: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
* Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art
* Hartford, Connecticut: Wadsworth Atheneum
* Houston, Texas: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Menil Collection
* Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
* Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis Museum of Art
* Jackson Hole, Wyoming: National Museum of Wildlife Art
* Jacksonville, Florida: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
* Kansas City, Missouri: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
* Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas Arts Center
* Lower Merion, Pennsylvania: Barnes Foundation
* Los Angeles, California: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
* Louisville, Kentucky: Speed Art Museum
* Manchester, New Hampshire: Currier Museum of Art
* Memphis, Tennessee: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
* Mexico City, Mexico: Palacio de Bellas Artes
* Miami, Florida: Bass Museum, Frost Art Museum, Lowe Art Museum, Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
* Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum
* Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum
* Monterrey, Mexico: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo del Palacio de Gobierno de Nuevo Leon
* Montgomery, Alabama: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
* Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Musee d’Art Contemporain
* Naples, Florida: Naples Museum of Art
* New Britain, Connecticut: New Britain Museum of American Art
* New Haven, Connecticut: Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery
* New Orleans, Louisiana: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art
* New York City: Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Frick Museum, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Cloisters, Dahesh Museum, Asia Society, Neue Galerie, Hispanic Society of America, Museum of the City of New York, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rubin Museum of Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Dia Art Foundation
* North Adams, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
* Norfolk, Virginia: Chrysler Museum of Art
* Oberlin, Ohio: Allen Memorial Art Museum
* Omaha, Nebraska: Joslyn Art Museum
* Ottawa, Ontario: National Gallery of Canada
* Pasadena, California: Norton Simon Museum
* Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum
* Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix Art Museum
* Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum
* Ponce, Puerto Rico: Ponce Museum of Art
* Portland, Oregon: Portland Art Museum
* Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Art Museum
* Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design Museum
* Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Museum of Art
* Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
* Rochester, New York : Memorial Art Gallery
* Rockland, Maine: Farnsworth Art Museum
* Salem, Massachusetts: Peabody Essex Museum
* San Antonio, Texas: Artpace, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art
* San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Femina Potens Art Gallery
* San Marino, California: Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
* Sarasota, Florida: Ringling Museum of Art
* Savannah, Georgia: Telfair Museum of Art
* Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum
* Shelburne, Vermont: Shelburne Museum
* St. Louis, Missouri: Saint Louis Art Museum
* Toronto, Ontario: Art Gallery of Ontario
* Toledo, Ohio: Toledo Museum of Art
* Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancouver Art Gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver)
* Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Phillips Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery
* West Palm Beach, Florida: Norton Museum of Art
* Williamstown, Massachusetts: Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art
* Wilmington, Delaware: Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
* Winnipeg, Manitoba: Winnipeg Art Gallery
* Winter Park, Florida: Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
* Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Art Museum

Oceania

* Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
* Canberra: National Gallery of Australia
* Mangaweka : Permanent display of New Zealands most famed forger C.F. Goldie (aka Karl Sim)
* Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria
* Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales
* Wellington: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Latin America

* Buenos Aires: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
* Havana: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
* Lima: Museo de Arte de Lima
* Mexico City: Palacio de Bellas Artes
* Rio de Janeiro: Museu Nacional de Belas Artes
* Santiago de Chile: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
* São Paulo: São Paulo Museum of Art

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2 responses to “List of Top World Art Museums”

  1. Delay says:

    Pls add:

    Asian Art Museum, San Francisco:
    http://www.asianart.org

  2. Sulla says:

    OK thanks for letting me know about it I will add it.

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