15 Museums Worth Traveling For

August 01, 2013 4:32 pm(3 comments) Post a comment

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Centre Pompidou, Paris

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<p>The scandal caused by its opening in 1977 contrasts with the <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/france/paris/review-111748.html">Centre Pompidou</a>'s youthful exterior aesthetic: primary-color-coded tubes encompass the Lego-like building. Inside you'll find art from the 20th century onward, including major works by Matisse, Modigliani, Duchamp, and Picasso, as well as video installations from the '60s and a Children's Gallery with interactive exhibits. The Atelier Brancusi contains four rooms recreating Brancusi's Montparnasse studios, while the Stravinsky fountain has 16 gyrating mechanical figures in primary colors, including a pair of giant ruby-red lips.</p> <p><strong>Insider Tip: </strong>The view of Paris from the roof is a masterpiece in itself; dine at romantic, trendy rooftop restaurant Georges while you're up there. </p>

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  • thursdaysd on Aug 20, 2013 at 03:04 PM

    These are almost all ART Museums. I think you need to do this again for museums that are not primarily art galleries. My favorites are decorative arts museums, and historical museums like the British Museum.

  • IMDonehere on Aug 20, 2013 at 09:08 AM

    The permanent collection was a bit of disappointment at the Tate Modern as is the permanent collection at the Guggenheim in Bilbao (and NYC, even though that is not on your list.) It is the skin of the museum in Bilbao that is interesting. And must be a Miro fan to thoroughly enjoy that museum, although the setting is spectacular. Cannot quibble with the others.

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