World's Best High-End Art Museums & Top Galleries
"I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth." - Lewis H. Lapham.
An art gallery or ART MUSEUM is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museum can be public or private but what distinguishes a Museum is the ownership of a collection. Paintings are the most commonly displayed art objects; however, sculpture, photographs, illustrations, installation art and objects from the applied arts may also be shown.
Although primarily concerned with providing a space to show works of visual art, art galleries are sometimes used to host other artistic activities, such as music concerts or poetry readings.
- 123World Museums & Galleries List - the ultimate source of authentic and reliable information about the Museums and Galleries on the net.
- ART MUSEUM - Wikipedia.
- ART MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD - collection highlights, exhibition details, etc. by The Saatchi Gallery.
- ART MUSEUMS WORLDWIDE - ArtCyclopedia.
- ART PROJECT - Powered by Google. Online compilation of high-resolution images of artworks from galleries worldwide, as well as a virtual tour of the galleries in which they are housed.
- EUROPEANA - "Think Culture." Search through the cultural collections of Europe. It links you to over 20 million digital items (2012).
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- MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD - by Watercolor Online.
- SELECTED ART GALLERIES - WWW Virtual Library.
- TERMINARTORS - "The world's largest artist, artwork and museum database!" The first community-based interactive painting gallery in the world. From the medieval era to the most recent trends, you will find tens of thousands of carefully categorized paintings, artists, and museums.
- ART MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES IN INDIA - Wikipedia.
- ART MUSEUMS IN INDIA
- Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery - Baroda, Gujarat.
- INDIAN MUSEUM - Chowringhee, Kolkata.
- Jehangir Art Gallery - Mumbai.
- National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi.
- NATIONAL MUSEUM - Janpath, New Delhi.
- Salar Jung Museum - Nayapul, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. One of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family.
Australia | Oceania
- Art museums and galleries in Australia - Wikipedia.
- ART MUSEUMS IN AUSTRALIA
- Art Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney, New South Wales.
- Art Gallery of South Australia - North Terrace, Adelaide.
- Art Gallery of Western Australia - Perth, Western Australia.
- Canberra Museum and Gallery - City Centre, Australian Capital Territory.
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory - , Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory.
- National Gallery of Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
- THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST - Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
- ART MUSEUMS IN EASTERN EUROPE - ArtCyclopedia.
- ART MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES IN DENMARK - Wikipedia.
- ART MUSEUMS IN DENMARK
- ARKEN | MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - Ishøj, Copenhagen.
- HIRSCHSPRUNG - since 1902.
- LOUISIANA | MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - Humlebaek, North Zealand. Owner of the world's second largest collection of Alberto Giacometti sculptures, among others an original: L'Homme Qui Marche - until May 4, 2010 world's most expensive piece of art (L'Homme Qui Marche 1 sold for £65,001,250 / US104,327,006 at Sotheby's London to Lily Safra on February 03, 2010).
- MUSEUM JORN - Silkeborg, Jutland.
- ORDRUPGAARD - Ordrup, Copenhagen.
- NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK
- NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK - founded 1882. The personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.
- THE DAVID COLLECTION
- THE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY - Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød north of Copenhagen.
- THORVALDSENS MUSEUM
- ART MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM - Wikipedia.
- ART MUSEUMS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
- Ashmolean Museum - Oxford. The world's first university museum.
- Christ Church Picture Gallery - Oxford.
- GETTY IMAGES GALLERY - "London's largest independent photographic gallery with unique access to one of the greatest photographic collections in the world."
- HAYWARD GALLERY - London.
- KENWOOD HOUSE - Hampstead, London.
- Modern Art Oxford - Oxford.
- NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - St Martin's Place, London WC2. Housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.
- ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS - based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London.
- SAATCHI GALLERY - Duke of York's Headquarters, King's Road, London SW3. Gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public.
- SERPENTINE GALLERY - London.
- TATE BRITAIN - situated on Millbank in London, and part of the Tate gallery network in Britain, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, opening in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the works of J. M. W. Turner.
- TATE MODERN - Bankside, London SE1. Founded in 2000, it is the United Kingdom's national gallery of international modern and contemporary art.
- THE COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART - London.
- THE NATIONAL GALLERY - Trafalgar Square, London WC2. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
- THE QUEEN'S GALLERY - Buckingham Palace, London.
- THE ROYAL COLLECTION - Buckingham Palace, London. Royal palaces, residences and art collection.
- WHITECHAPEL GALLERY - London.
U. S. A.
- ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS IN NEW YORK
- ART GALLERIES IN NEW YORK
- ART GALLERIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
- ART MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES IN THE UNITED STATES - Wikipedia.
- ART MUSEUMS IN THE UNITED STATES
- LOS ANGELES ART GALLERIES
- Agora - New York City, NY. Contemporary fine art gallery established in 1984.
- ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO - Chicago, IL.
- CHELSEA ART MUSEUM - New York City, NY.
- CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART - Washington, D.C.
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Bentonville, AR.
- DE YOUNG - San Francisco, CA.
- Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Must see: James Whistler's Peacock Room.
- FRICK COLLECTION - New York City, NY.
- Guggenheim - New York City, NY.
- HAMMER MUSEUM - Los Angeles, CA.
- Honolulu Academy of Arts - Honolulu, HI. "Come Be Inspired."
- ICA | INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS - Boston, MA.
- ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM - Boston, MA. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990 - as the city was preoccupied with Saint Patrick's Day celebrations - a pair of thieves disguised as Boston police officers gained entry to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole thirteen works of art. All together, the stolen pieces are estimated to be a loss of $500 million, making the robbery the largest private property theft ever. Several empty frames hang in the Dutch Room gallery, both in homage to the missing works and as placeholders for when they are returned. The stolen artworks have not yet been returned to the museum and the selection of works puzzles the experts, specifically since more valuable artworks were available.
- METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - New York City, NY.
- MOCA | MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - North Miami, FL.
- MODERN ART MUSEUM - Fort Worth, TX.
- MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - Chicago, IL.
- MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON - Boston, MA.
- MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | MOMA - New York City, NY.
- NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART - Washington, D.C.
- NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - Washington, D.C.
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City, MO.
- NEW MUSEUM - New York City, NY.
- NORTON SIMON MUSEUM - Pasadena, CA.
- SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - San Francisco, CA.
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York City, NY.
- THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM - Pittsburgh, PA.
- THE ART INSTITUE OF CHICAGO - Chicago, IL.
- THE ART INSTITUTE - Chicabo, IL.
- The Dali Museum - St. Petersburg, FL.
- THE GETTY VILLA - Malibu, CA.
- THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM - Los Angeles, CA.
- Walters Art Museum - Mount Vernon Baltimore, MD.
- Whitney Museum of American Art - New York City, NY.
- WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM - Miami Beach, FL.