October 12, 2017
Six Must See Museums Around the World
Walking through a museum allows us to explore fragments of history and renowned art while learning facts about both past and present events. Touring the same museum can get rather boring, so if you’re looking to walk through some of the world’s most popular museums, take a look below first.
The Smithsonian – Washington, D.C.
With over 19 museums and galleries, The Smithsonian is recognized as the world’s largest museum and research facility. This isn’t going to be your typical three hour visit. Rather, you should plan several days to view the 137 million objects that bring America’s story to life. Some of the major attractions include Dorothy’s slippers, the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 command module.
Museum of Modern Art – New York
Commonly referred to as “MoMA,” this modern museum has art work from the most talented artists across the globe including Van Gogh, Matisse, Magritte, Warhol and Picasso. In addition to paintings, sketches and sculptures, MoMA boasts performance art, architecture, and a wide collection of films – 22,000 to be exact.
Musée du Louvre – Paris
If you’re a huge history buff and want to see some medieval artifacts, the Louvre is perfect for you. This is one of the most iconic museums in the world. Here you will find parts of medieval castles, classical sculptures, Egyptian relics and Italian Renaissance paintings-including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Vatican Museums – Rome
Nearly everyone has heard of the Vatican and the Vatican Museums are truly a can’t miss opportunity for those of you visiting Rome. The Museums offer paintings, sculptures and works of art collected by the popes. The Sistine Chapel is, of course, the core reason why people head to the Vatican Museums.
Prado Museum – Madrid
El Greco and Goya are two wildly popular Spanish artists but at the Prado Museum, there are collections from both Italian and Flemish artists as well. Keep in mind that this museum is massive so come with a few pieces in mind that you definitely want to see.
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam
After a decade of renovation, this Dutch museum has recently reopened. Here you will find pieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and many others along with fine furniture. There’s also an astounding Asian collection.