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North America's Top 75 Major Important Art Museums

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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10028.
  • $5 Million Reward - "FBI and Gardner Museum Seeking Recovery of Stolen Art."
  • Experience The Met, Anywhere - 5,000 years of art online. How do you want to experience it today? The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
  • Lillie P. Bliss - (1864-1931). Lillie P. Bliss, was an American art collector and patron. At the beginning of the 20th century, she was one of the leading collectors of modern art in New York. In 1929, she played an essential role in the founding of the Museum of Modern Art. After her death, 150 works of art from her collection served as a foundation to the museum and formed the basis of the in-house collection. These included works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani.
  • Museum Mile - name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side, in an area sometimes called Upper Carnegie Hill. The Mile, which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually three blocks longer than one mile (1.6 km).
    • Agora - New York City, NY. Contemporary fine art gallery established in 1984.
    • Art Institute of Chicago - founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.
    • Aspen Art Museum - since 1979. Non-collecting contemporary art museum. Exhibitions include drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and electronic media.
    • Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 1895. New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.
    • Carnegie Museum of Art | CMOA - Pittsburgh, PA.
    • CHELSEA ART MUSEUM - New York City, NY.
    • Columbus Museum of Art - Columbus, Ohio.
    • CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART - founded in 1869. One of the oldest privately supported cultural institutions in Washington, DC. The museum's main focus is American art.
    • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Bentonville, AR.
    • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens - Jacksonville, FL.
    • Dallas Museum of Art | DMA - founded in 1903. The museum collection is made up of more than 24,000 objects, dating from the third millennium BC to the present day.
    • DE YOUNG - San Francisco, CA.
    • Detroit Institute of Arts - has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States.
    • Fogg Art Museum - Cambridge, MA. Opened to the public in 1896, is the oldest of Harvard University's art museums.
    • Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Must see: James Whistler's Peacock Room.
    • Frick Collection - since 1935. 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.
    • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) New York City, NY 10128.
    • Guggenheim - 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) New York City, NY 10128.
    • HAMMER MUSEUM - Los Angeles, CA. Since 1990. Art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs.
    • Harvard Art Museums - 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA.
    • Hillman Photography Initiative - at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA).
    • Honolulu Academy of Arts - Honolulu, HI. "Come Be Inspired."
    • 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.
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art | LACMA - since 1910. Located on 5905 Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.
    • Menil Collection - since 1987. Refers either to a museum that houses the private art collection of founders John de Menil and Dominique de Menil, or to the collection itself of approximately 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books. Neartown Houston, Texas.
    • METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - since 1870. The largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries. New York City, NY.
    • MODERN ART MUSEUM - Fort Worth, TX.
    • MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON - Boston, MA. One of the largest museums in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
    • MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | MOMA - New York City, NY. Since 1929. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.
    • NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART - Washington, D.C.
    • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City, MO. Known for its neoclassical architecture and extensive collection of Asian art.
    • Neue Galerie New York - since 2001. Museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design located in the William Starr Miller House at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City.
    • NEW MUSEUM - New York City, NY.
    • New Orleans Museum of Art - founded in 1911.
    • Norton Museum of Art - West Palm Beach, Florida. Its collection includes over 7,000 works, with a concentration in European, American, and Chinese art as well as in contemporary art and photography. In 2003, it overtook the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in Sarasota, as the largest museum in Florida.
    • NORTON SIMON MUSEUM - Pasadena, CA.
    • PÉrez Art Museum Miami | PAMM - Miami, FL. Contemporary art museum.
    • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD Museum) - since 1877. The RISD Museum's collection of about 100,000 objects contains a broad range of works from around the world, including ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, and the Americas. Providence, RI.
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Art | SBMA - California.
    • Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, Vermont.
    • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - since 1937. often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side. It is the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. New York City, NY.
    • THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM - since 1994. It is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The museum holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon Andy Warhol. Pittsburgh, PA.
    • The Broad - Los Angeles, CA.
    • The Dali Museum - St. Petersburg, FL.
    • The Frick Collection - since 1935. 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.
    • THE GETTY VILLA - Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA. Since 1954, reopened 2006. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth.
    • THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM - Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1954. The collection features Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Its estimated 1.3 million visitors annually make it one of the most visited museums in the United States. The Museum's second location, the Getty Villa, is in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood and displays art from "ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria".
    • The Phillips Collection - 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.
    • Wadsworth Atheneum - since 1844. Art museum in Hartford, Connecticut. The Wadsworth is noted for its collections of European Baroque art, ancient Egyptian and Classical bronzes, French and American Impressionist paintings, Hudson River School landscapes, modernist masterpieces and contemporary works, as well as collections of early American furniture and decorative arts.
    • Walters Art Museum - Mount Vernon Baltimore, MD.
    • Whitney Museum of American Art - since 1931. The new Whitney opens on May 1, 2015 at 99 Gansevoort Street at Washington Street in the West Village/Meatpacking District neighborhoods of lower Manhattan.
    • WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM - Miami Beach, FL.
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