There are thousands of museums in the world which have amazing collections of art and antiquities. Among them, there are some great modern art museum you should visit if you want to spend holidays visiting one of them. The following art museums are among the most notable and important for their collections, particularly if you are looking to view famous artworks. Even if you do not have any real art knowledge you will also be enchanted with the modern artwork and antiques in this museum.
Musée de Louvre, Paris, France
The Louvre is now the most famous museum in the World. Two centuries ago, before it became a museum, it was a fortified Palace that was once home to Kings of France. The museum was modernized several years ago with the addition of the plaza and the glass pyramid, but this merely adds to the worldwide image of the museum. The museum’s collections range from antique civilizations to early 19th century paintings. Most famous artworks exhibited are the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. It is said, “If you spend 2 seconds in front of each artwork it will take you 3 months to visit every artwork in the museum.”
Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Spanning almost nine miles the collection of the Vatican owned by the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican Museums is one of the greatest modern art museums in the World. It contains more than 22 collections from Etruscan to Egyptian art and maps to modern religious works. The museums feature also work by Raphael and Leonardo de Vinci as well as the famous spiral columns by Bernini. Even if you aren’t a great art fan or religious in the least you can’t fail to be blown away by the majesty of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.
Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum is one of the greatest art museums in the USA with over 2 million pieces of artwork. This is one of the largest museums in the world. Created in 1870, the Beaux-Art façade building houses everything from Islamic Art and European paintings, to collections of armour and weaponry. One of the most recognizable artworks is the engraving of Adam and Eve by Albrecht Durer.
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
One of the oldest museums in the World featuring works by Michelangelo and Leonardo. One of the most notable items being the ‘Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli. The Uffizi Gallery is certainly one of the finest collections of fine art in existence. It is said by UNESCO that 60% of the World’s art is to be found in Italy and over half of those in Florence.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and grab an opportunity to take a look into the depth of these greatest modern art museums in the world. Do not hesitate to ask questions to your guide of the museums to know more about each modern art, although it’s impossible to visit whole museums with its collection of art.