Museums offer the unique experience of seeing some of the greatest masterpieces of all time in a closer way. Walking through the halls of some of the most famous museums gives us the opportunity to learn about societies, ideas, and values of different cultures.
The Louvre Museum in Paris
There is more to look at what is the most famous work of this museum to realize its importance: the ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Louvre has one of the most important art galleries in Europe and the world, as well as a large group of sculptures among which is the famous ‘Venus de Milo’, one of the stalwarts of the museum. It also includes an extensive collection of works from ancient Egyptian, not to mention the glass pyramid at the entrance of the museum, which has become one of its symbols.
The ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’, in New York
With over two million works of art from all parts of the planet, the ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’ in New York is without a doubt one of the most important museums in the world. It features paintings of classical authors like Velazquez or Rembrandt, with pieces from the former Greek and the Roman Empire, with a large collection of medieval and Islamic works, with an Egyptian temple, with parts of Japan and the Far East, etc; the number of works of art of this museum is really amazing, and the origin of the same could not be more varied.
The Prado Museum in Madrid
Not only is it one of the most famous art galleries in the world, is also the most important in Spain; the Prado Museum has one of the largest collections of paintings from around the globe. The Prado Museum not only exhibits paintings, also it has a large group of sculptures of great value.
The ‘National Gallery of Art’ in Washington, D.C
One of the most famous art galleries in the world, the ‘National Gallery of Art’ is located in Washington D.C., in an area of town known as ‘National Mall’ which also are other prestigious museums like the Smithsonian. Inside you can be found works from different historical periods, among which paintings by Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci Renaissance are and the famous contemporary artist Andy Warhol
The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid
The National Center of Art Reina Sofia Museum has one of the largest and best collections of contemporary art in the world. Located in the center of Madrid, walking distance from the Prado, Reina Sofia is famous for hosting the ‘Guernica’ by Picasso, one of the best-known works of this famous painter, and a large group of works by Dali.
The British Museum in London
The ‘Rosetta Stone’, an unrivaled collection of Egyptian mummies and part of the Parthenon frieze, three of the many priceless works are located the London British Museum, considered by many historians and art lovers as the best collection in the world its type.
The ‘National Gallery’, in London
Fans of the classical painting are a must in the ‘National Gallery’ London, which has a huge collection of over 2,000 paintings by European authors. Chronologically speaking, the art gallery has pieces ranging from the late 13th century to the 19th century, with some of the most famous the ‘Rokeby Venus’, the Spanish Diego Velázquez or ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh.
Designed in 1902, the Cairo Museum was created with the intention of bringing together all the works of Egyptian art that were discovered throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, in order to protect them and prevent them from being stolen. Among other works it includes, for example, the treasure of Tutankhamun, including his death mask and his coffin. No doubt, any professional or amateur Egyptologist should visit this museum.
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
This museum is doubly impressive. It is known for its collection of contemporary art and its unusual and extravagant design, which was conducted by the famous architect Frank Gehry.
The Museum of Natural History in New York
Located next to the famous ‘Central Park’, the ‘American Museum of Natural History’ is a totally devoted to the science. It has one of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the world, including the famous tyrannosaurus, the Triceratops, and Diplodocus, among others. Some of belong to the Jurassic and Cretaceous giants. The Natural Museum of American History has entire galleries dedicated to topics such as fauna and flora in the world (the replica of the blue whale actual size is impressive), space or anthropology.
These are all on my hit list, let me know if I’ve missed any!