Best Art Museums in the World

Get lost for a day as you meander through hallways of ancient and modern art. Stimulate your creativity as you view Century old art ranging from all eras and locations of life. Get ready to grab your latte and paperboy hat as you take a walk down memory lane at these world-class art museums.

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Louvre | Paris, France

More people visit the Louvre than any other art museum in the world. With near 10 million annual visitors, the most famous painting at the Louvre is no other then the Mona Lisa. Known to be the best museum in the world, you’ll experience an array of European history from the Venus de Milo to various Van Gogh’s.

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Vatican Museums | Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Within the Vatican grounds are the Vatican museums, which showcases an immense collection of classical sculptures and masterpieces of the Renaissance era. The Sistine Chapel’s ceiling is painted by not other than Michelangelo and the Stanze della Segnatura painted by Raphael are also on route to the art museums

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Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York City, New York

Located on New York City’s Museum Mile is this spectacular museum. One of the largest museums in the world, visitors have the opportunity to view the 2,000 European paintings from Pollack to Picasso. If you don’t fancy paintings, no problem, Greek sculptures, armory and ancient pottery flourish within the museum.

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Museum Island | Berlin, Germany

Museum Island consists of various famous Berlin museums located in the heart of the capital city. The Altes, Berlin’s oldest museum, is not only known for art, but the famous setting during various Nazi Germany speeches. Here you can find magnificent Greek and Roman statues. The Pergamon separates into three museums where everything from Hellenistic art to the Wall of Babylon. The Neues Museum has more than 9,000 artifacts from Egypt. The National Gallery boasts exquisite pieces from 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.

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Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland, Ohio
This newly renovated, Midwest art museum deserves credit for the spectacular display of art and layout of the building. From Picasso, Van Gogh to Monet, from Asia to Africa this art museum features a wide array of paintings, sculptures and artifacts. Most interesting is the room of armor, swords, guns and artifacts that our ancient relatives once used during battle. In 2014, the Cleveland Art Museum will exhibit the world’s first ancient Yoga display of artifacts, statues and paintings.

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The National Gallery of Art | Washington D.C.

The National Gallery of Art is a world-class museum featuring famous paintings such as Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait” to 12th Century Challot of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis. The sculpture garden is another pristine setting featuring 11 large-scale contemporary sculptures.  It’s one museum you must-visit when in D.C.

By Elizabeth Kovar

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