Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York City
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, situated in New York City, is the largest art museum in the US and also the most visited art museums in the world.Its permanent collection contains more than 20 lakh works, divided among 17 curatorial departments. The main building, situated on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller 2nd location at The Closters in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.
Musée d’Orsay ,Paris
The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. Museum is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds primarily French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, photography,sculptures and furniture. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Van Gogh,Monet,Manet,Degas,Renoir,Cezanne,Seurat,Sisley and Gauguin. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986.
Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)
The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum situated in Chicago’s Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also include Asian art,American art, European and American decorative arts,Islamic art,Old Masters, Ancient classical and Egyptian art, modern and contemporary art, and architecture and industrial and graphic design; and also it houses the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.
Museo del Prado ,Spain
The Museo del is the main Spanish national art museum, situated in central Madrid. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the twelfth century to the early nineteenth century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and surely the best single collection of Spanish art. Started as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections of other types of works. El Prado is considered one of the greatest museums of art in the world and the most visited sites in the world. The numerous works by Francisco de Goya, the single most extensively represented artist, as well as by El Greco Diego,Velazquez,Titian, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Boschare some of the highlights of the collection.
Louvre Museum, Paris
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is situated on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (ward). Nearly 350,000 objects from prehistory to the twenty first century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum, receiving more than 92.6 lakh visitors in 2014.
The State Hermitage is a museum of culture and art in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the oldest and largest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over thirty lakh items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of 6 historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Museum of Porcelain, Menshikov Palace,Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the museum. The museum has many exhibition centers abroad. The Hermitage is a federal state property. Since 1990, the director of the museum has been Mikhail Piotrovsky.
National Gallery ,London
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over two thousand and three hundred paintings dating from the mid-thirteenth century to 1900. The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Media, Culture and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the UK and entry to the main collection is free of charge. It is among the most visited art museums in the world, after the Musee du Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Netherlands national museum dedicated to history and arts in Amsterdam. The museum is situated at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, near to the Van Gogh Museum, the Concertgebouw, and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Vasa Museum , Stockholm,Sweden
The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Situated on the island of Djurgarden, the museum displays the only almost fully intact seventeenth century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, together with other museums such as the museum belongs to the Swedish National Maritime Museums (SNMM), Stockholm Maritime Museum.
National Museum of Anthropology , Mexico
The National Museum of Anthropology is a national museum of Mexico. It is the most visited museum in Mexico. Situated in the area between Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi Street within Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, the museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the Mexico’s Pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the sixteenth century Aztec Xochipilli statue.