Art Museums

5 Art Museums That You Need to Visit

The Louvre in Paris is the number one most visited museum worldwide — and with good reason. It is located in a beautiful city, has a stunning design, and has amazing art including the Mona Lisa. However, if you don’t plan to visit Paris in the near future, there are many other museums that are just as captivating and can inspire anyone — from artists to tourists and everyone in between. Below are 5 art museums you should plan on visiting.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Located in New York, the Met is one of the most renowned museums in the United States. Its collection includes eclectic departments such as Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Costume Institute, European Paintings, and more. With one of the most well-rounded collections anywhere, you will be sure to find something that piques your interest.

The Carnegie Museums

If you are visiting Pittsburgh, there’s no reason not to visit the four excellent museums under the Carnegie umbrella, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. With something for everyone, these exciting spaces will be sure to expand your horizons.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Visiting the city of brotherly love? Then be sure to check out this museum, one of the oldest public art museums in the country. With over 200 galleries of mesmerizing art, this museum is one of the crown jewels of a historic city.

American Visionary Art Museum

If are visiting Baltimore, take a break from the Inner Harbor to visit this must-see museum. A little lesser known than the others, it is still worth a look because of its collection of visionary and outsider art. If you are looking for something different, then this “museum for self-taught intuitive artistry” is for you.

The North Carolina Museum of Art

Take a trip to beautiful N.C. to explore this museum. Located in Raleigh, it is one of the best museums in the South. With over 40 galleries that include Renaissance to 19th-century European painting, American Art from the last two centuries, and many examples of international contemporary art, this museum and its gorgeous park are worth the visit.

The above list is certainly not comprehensive, but it does include many diverse must-visit museums that come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you can’t visit in person, be sure to check out the various collections online to inspire your next museum visit.