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  • Louisiana | Museum of Modern Art, Gammel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk, Denmark.
  • The Director's Guide: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark - The Telegraph.
    • ARKEN | MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - Ishøj, Copenhagen. The museum features modern works by Danish, Scandinavian and international painters. The museum also has amassed a collection of around 400 post-war contemporary art pieces.
    • ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum - established in 1859 and is the oldest public art museum in Denmark outside Copenhagen. On 8 April 2004, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum opened with exhibitions in a brand new modern building, 10 storeys tall with a total floor area of 20,700 sq. Today ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe with a total of 980,909 visitors in 2017.
    • Hirschsprung Collection - since 1902. Copenhagen. Houses a large collection of Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century. The emphasis is on the Danish Golden Age, from 1800 to 1850, but also the Skagen Painters and other representatives of the Modern Breakthrough are well represented.
    • LOUISIANA | MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - Humlebæk, 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 / US$104,327,006 at Sotheby's London to Lily Safra on February 03, 2010).
    • MUSEUM JORN - Silkeborg, Jutland. The museum is not only home to the most comprehensive collection of Jorn’s own works but also holds thousands of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by other artists – members of Cobra and older international artists who inspired Jorn or were kindred artistic spirits including, among others, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Fernand Léger and Man Ray.
    • ORDRUPGAARD - Ordrup, Copenhagen. Houses one of Northern Europe’s most considerable collections of Danish and French art from the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
    • NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK - Copenhagen. The museum collects, registers, maintains, researches in and handles Danish and foreign art dating from the 14th century till the present day, mostly with their origins in western culture circles.
    • NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK - founded 1882. The personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. The focal point of the museum is antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean including Egypt, Rome and Greece, as well as more modern sculptures such as a collection of Rodin works which is considered the most important outside France. However, the museum is equally noted for its collection of painting that includes an extensive collection of French impressionists and Post-impressionists as well as Danish Golden Age paintings.
    • Skovgaard Museum - since 1937. Domkirkestræde 2-4, Viborg. The only art museum in Denmark, which is dedicated to the artistic heritage of one family - the Skovgaard family. It is housed in a landmark heritage building, in the old 18th century town hall, right in the very heart of Viborg.
    • THE DAVID COLLECTION - Copenhagen. Particularly noted for its collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century, which is one of the largest in Northern Europe.
    • THE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY - Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød north of Copenhagen. Houses an important collection of portraits and historical paintings.
    • THORVALDSENS MUSEUM - Copenhagen. Single-artist museum dedicated to the art of Danish neoclassicistic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844).
  • Musée du Louvre, Paris.
  • French museum discovers half of its collection are fakes - The Telegraph.
  • Mona Lisa is moving - what does it take to keep her safe? - "She's one of the world's most recognisable faces, with a smile that's been printed on mugs, bags and T-shirts across the globe. But she's only left her country a handful of times, and has stayed in the same room for 14 years."
    • ALBERT KAHN MUSEUM & GARDENS - Boulogne-Billancourt. Historic photographs and film.
    • CAPC | musÉe d'art contemporain de Bordeaux - since 1973. As a supervised museum since 1984, then given the Musée de France label in 2003, the CAPC musée d’art contemporain has put together a collection of 1,299 works by 189 artists.
    • Centre Georges Pompidou - Paris. Since 1977. Complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles. The largest museum for modern art in Europe.
    • CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY - the historic château is located in the town of Chantilly. The château houses the Musée Condé It is one of the finest art galleries in France and is open to the public.
    • Chauvet Cave - in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world.
    • Fondation Louis Vuitton Modern Art Museum, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris.
    • Fondation Louis Vuitton Modern Art Museum - since 2014. 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris.
    • FONDATION MAEGHT - 623 Chemin des Gardettes, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Founded by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght in 1964 and houses paintings, sculptures, collages, ceramics and all forms of modern art.
    • GRAND PALAIS - Avenue Winston-Churchill, Paris. Large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
    • Gustave Moreau Museum - Paris.
    • Lascaux Caves: cave painting of a dun horse.
    • Lascaux Caves - a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.
    • LOUVRE - Paris. The largest art museum in the world.
    • MUSÉE CONDÉ - Château de Chantilly. The collection of old master paintings is among the most important in France. It consists predominantly of Italian and French works and includes three paintings by Fra Angelico, three by Rafael, five by Nicolas Poussin, four by Antoine Watteau and five signed by Ingres.
    • MUSÉE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS - Palais de Tokyo, 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris. Major municipal museum dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
    • MUSÉE D'ORSAY - Rue de Lille 75343 Paris. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
    • MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY - Paris. Features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
    • MUSÉE Fesch - (officially, Palais Fesch-musée des beaux-arts) is the central museum of fine arts in Ajaccio on Corsica. It was established by Napoleon I's uncle, cardinal Joseph Fesch (a Prince of France from 1807), in Fesch's birthplace.
    • MUSÉE INGRES - Montauban.
    • MusÉe Jacquemart-AndrÉ - private museum located at 158 Boulevard Haussmann in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
    • MUSÉE Marmottan Monet - 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Features a collection of over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet (with the largest collection of his works in the world), Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
    • MUSÉE MATISSE DE NICE - 164, avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice.
    • MUSÉE PICASSO - Antibes.
    • Musée Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris.
    • MUSÉE PICASSO PARIS - Hôtel Salé, 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris. Reopened officially on October 25, 2014 following a €52 million five-year renovation.
    • Petit Palais - art museum in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It was built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, it now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
  • The Kunstmeile Hamburg - the five renowned art institutions in the center of Hamburg: The Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with its exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe are all within walking distance of each other along the art mile.
    • ALTE PINAKOTHEK - situated in the Kunstareal in Munich. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous collections of old master paintings.
    • BODE MUSEUM - Berlin. Displaying the Sculpture Collection, the Numismatic Colletion and works from the Gemäldegalerie - Old Master Paintings.
    • Dresden State Art Collections - Royal Palace, Dresden.
    • Gallery of Beauties - (Schönheitengalerie). Collection of 36 portraits of the most beautiful women from the nobility and middle classes of Munich, Germany, painted between 1827 and 1850 (mostly by Joseph Karl Stieler, appointed court painter in 1820) and gathered by Ludwig I of Bavaria in the south pavilion of his Nymphenburg Palace in Munich.
    • GemÄldegalerie - Berlin. Offers a comprehensive overview of European Old Master paintings from the 13th to the 18th century. Its collection includes masterpieces from such artists as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein, Rogier van der Weyden, Jan van Eyck, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer.
    • HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE - since 1869. One of the largest museums in Germany.
    • HAUS DER KUNST - (House of Art). Munich.
    • Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum - Braunschweig, Lower Saxony. Founded in 1754, the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is one of the oldest museums in Europe. It houses an important collection of Western old master paintings, and is especially strong in Northern European art since the Renaissance, including works by Cranach (a very strong collection), Holbein, Van Dyck, Rubens, and Rembrandt.
    • mies van der rohe haus - Berlin.
    • Museum Berggruen - Berlin.
    • Museum Folkwang - Essen. Major collection of 19th- and 20th-century art.
    • Museum for Art and Industry - Hamburg.
    • MUSEUM LUDWIG - Cologne.
    • NEUE PINAKOTHEK - Munich.
    • Old Masters Picture Gallery - Dresden. Displays around 750 paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It includes major Italian Renaissance works as well as Dutch and Flemish paintings. Outstanding works by German, French and Spanish painters of the period are also among the gallery's attractions.
    • Sanssouci Picture Gallery - in the park of Sanssouci palace in Potsdam was built in 1755–64 during the reign of Frederick II. The Picture Gallery is situated east of the palace and is the oldest extant museum built for a ruler in Germany.
    • Schaezlerpalais - Maximilianstraße 46, 86150 Augsburg.
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