Top 10 Art Museums in the World
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Famous museums such as Lourve, Tate, and Prado have become unique travel destinations on their own. Surely, one whole day is not enough to discover all the wonderful creations and art works these museums have to offer. Listed below are ten museums ranked to be world’s most grandiose and enriching.
1. Musee du Lourve, Paris, France was once a home of the kings of France. Now, it’s one of the most famous and distinguished museums of the world housing some of the world's most exquisite works of art like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
2. Musee d’Orsay, also in Paris, is a highly dramatic place that holds some of the most stunning works of impressionism and other renowned works of Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir.
3. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, shows off more than 20 pieces by Monet, as well as other impressionist and post-impressionist master pieces.
4. J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, showcases striking works of the impressionist Monet as well other well-known painters like Van Gogh and Cezanne.
5. The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy, has one of the oldest and most spectacular collections of art pieces in the world. Works of da Vinci, Raphael, and the unforgettable ceiling of Sistine chapel by Michelangelo are just some of its many prized possessions.
6. Similarly, the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy, features creations of Michelangelo and da Vinci.
7. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, boasts of being one of biggest museums in he entire planet. This museum holds an assortment of art work of over two million pieces ranging from armory to Greek sculptures and European paintings.
8. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain, holds some of the most exquisite collections of art. A variety of works by Spanish artists like Velasquez, El Greco, Goya and Murillo are present in Prado Museum.
9. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, placed in the National Mall, this features its own sculpture garden and a unique modern art gallery. This gallery, located at the east wing, features extraordinary pieces by Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.
10. Tate Modern in London, England, is home to some of the largest surrealism collections. Famous surrealist painter Salvador Dali’s “Forgotten Horizon” resides here.
Museums are a place of imagination and surreal caprice, with each piece of art telling a meticulously sculpted tale. All famous museums of the world carry in them a labyrinth of antiques and treasures, making it very easy for someone to get lost in their magnificence.