The word “Art” is an open-ended word. If you have an artistic vision the whole world will seem to you like your canvas where you can paint on your innumerable imagination. Nowadays it’s quite easier for any individual to get a glimpse of some of the best artworks in contrary to the olden days where artworks were just for elites. You can find some of the finest art in the world scattered in various museums and art galleries. Isn’t that a wonderful transformation in society? Although few may argue that this is also one of the reasons why art has been commercialized.
But there is nothing to be disheartened as we bring you the world’s Top 5 Art Museums and Art Galleries that you must visit to quench your thirst for art. Here it goes:
- Le Louvre Museum:
Le Louvre Museum, located in Paris, France is the largest art museum in the world. Prior to being converted as a museum it was inhabited by the king of France and was called as Louvre Palace or Louvre Castle. This museum has approximately 38000 objects in its display ranging from the pre-history times to 21st century. It was only during the French Revolution that the Louvre Palace was converted into a museum. “Venus de Milo”, “Winged Victory of Samothrace”, and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” can be considered a few of the best art pieces of this museum.
- The Acropolis Museum:
The Acropolis Museum is centrally located in the city of Athens, Greece and is basically considered as an archaeological museum. The primary aim of this museum was to house various artefact engraved on the rocks and the surrounding slopes in Greece. It has beautiful glass flooring where you can literally walk over the history and get the glimpses of Athenian life. The Frieze of the Parthenon is something which gives a comprehensive view of all its visitors.
- State Hermitage:
State Hermitage is the second largest art museum in the world which is located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It has some spectacular collection of world art with around three million items and artefacts. There is six building in the main museum complex. One of the greatest treasure of this museum is the western European art- with 120 rooms in four buildings ranging from middle centuries to the present days. The pieces from Nicholas II’s private collection is also housed in this museum.
- The British Museum:
The British Museum was the first public national museum in the world. It is the permanent house to near about 8 million artworks and artefacts. This museum like the other public museums in the UK charges no fee for admission. The Egyptian gallery in it attracts most of the visitors over here with some of the finest collection of Egyptian antiquities and Rosetta Stone.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
It is the largest museum in the city of New York and its permanent collection ranges to a figure of two million works covering the entire world. You will simply get awestruck by some of the beautiful European paintings present here like the works of Degas, Rembrandt, Botticelli, etc. Most of the visitors’ land in this place to have a glimpse of the engraved “Adam and Eve”.
This was all about some of the best art museum and art galleries in the world, nevertheless, there are few amazing art galleries in the city of Hyderabad too like not to miss The Moolagundam Art Gallery which showcases some of the finest age-old works of the renowned artists. There is a lot that you can explore in India as well.