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Ranking The World’s Must-Visit Art Museums, 2019

Art takes center stage when you talk about cultures and humanities, and in the modern world of more than 7 billion people and counting, spanning decades of centuries, it is chock full of places that speak about the past, the present and the future.

Visiting such places not only is a wholly enriching and exciting experience, but also downright pivotal in widening our horizons of knowledge about the people around us and the countless stories they have told through the centuries, especially through the use of imagery. Whether it’s the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Le Louvre or the Acropolis Museum, some of the world’s best art museums have become destinations in themselves, with luxury hospitality group for business travelers Truthfulworld compiling a list of the world’s top 10. “Business travelers could easily get lost in them for at least a day,” said Truthfulworld spokeswoman. “This top 8 is a check list to see the very finest artwork in the world.” So which Art Museums do people love best? Our reputation study ranks the world’s 8 must visit art museums for 2019. From the earliest cave paintings to modern art, there is a story encapsulating time, culture and eras that the world has gone through. This post outlines the best art galleries in the world. Of course, we can’t outline all of them. But the ones mentioned here are a definite visit.

Must-Visit Art Museums In The World, 2019

  1. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States: This place in 1879 was just a small local gallery in Minneapolis, but as time flew, it grew into one of the most respected and visited galleries at least in the United States, if not all over the world. The Walker Art Center has the famous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which, as you may have guessed, is home to some of the best sculptures you can find, including the mammoth Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. Designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes  in 1971, this place is a must visit.
  2. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain: It would probably be best if you saw this on a warm, Spanish evening with a gorgeous sunset. It is when the work of legendary architect Frank Gehry shine the most. The museum is a sight to behold and along with the regular array of exceptional works of art on display, most prominently Avant-garde, you would not want to miss the recently opened Anish Kapoor exhibition. All in all, a definite experience worth having.
  3. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece: The highly curated exhibits of The Acropolis Museum focuses on the archaeological findings in Acropolis of Athens between the Greek Bronze Age and Byzantine era. Located in the historic area of Makriyianni, the museum was founded in 1976 and houses nearly 4,000 sculptures and antiquities.
  4. Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France: Paris is no stranger to art and galleries and culture, and in contrast to the rich and varied history on display in other museums, this place promotes young talent and upcoming artists, sort of like and eye towards the future. In fact, many of the exhibitions that you will see would be from people who are putting them up for the first time. So if you are on a lookout for people who will carry art forward, Palais de Tokyo is the place to be. And boy does it look beautiful.
  5. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, New York, United States :Fondly known as MoMa, the Museum of Modern Art is a perfect blend of past and present, of history and upcoming talent, and is therefore often regarded as one of the most important art museums in the world simply because of the scale and diversity of the art on display. And it being New York, the museum enjoys solid camaraderie from all across the world. But you’ll go there for the diversity and variety, and be dazzled by it all.
  6. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom: If British Art is your thing, this is the place to be. Tate Modern sits along the banks of the river Thames and is home to art pieces and collections for the English art enthusiast. Its 5 levels are filled to the brim with historic eye candy that will wow you no end, and like everything British, it still harks back to the good old days of the industrial revolution. You’ll see its built like a factory, and thats a good thing. Of course, it doesn’t have just British art and Artists up its sleeve, because it has a more than decent collection from the rest of the world too.
  7. State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia: A prime example of 16th century Baroque architecture, the Hermitage museum was founded way back in 1764 and as of today, it has a staggering display of art in excess of 2.5 million, which is a gargantuan number of art pieces from all across the world capturing various phases of human existence. Even if you took on the superhuman task of looking at all the exhibits, it would reportedly take years to get a hang of all of them. It would be totally worth it, though.
  8. The Le Louvre, Paris, France: The last word in anything art. The benchmark for the best art collections in human history, and a totally magnificent sight to the  uninitiated eye, The Louvre needs no introduction and no description. Of the million pieces of art that call this museum home, only about 35000 of them are on public display. The rest are stowed safely because they are too priceless to be trifled with. You will transcend to another dimension when you visit this, and that is saying something.

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Azhar Alvi
Azhar Alvi is CEOWORLD magazine’s Global Lifestyle Correspondent. He covers anything and everything related to fashion and travel, whether luxury or business or design.
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