20 Must-See Art Museums in America

May 29, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you’re not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are that if you’re traveling to a major U.S. city (especially New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.), there’s a museum or two that will demand your attention, filled with masterpieces and captivating temporary exhibits. With their rich histories, monumental architecture, and incredible collections, here are our picks for the 20 must-see American art museums.

By Laura S. Itzkowitz

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MartinTraveler on June 2, 2015 at 12:29:05 AM EDT

The "new" wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC is a piece of art all to it's self. Designed by IM Pei with much of the controversy that welcomed his design of the Louvre addition. In the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art are Matisse's cut outs that still amaze me after so many years and draws me back to DC. Remember though there are very limited viewing hours so check before. Oh Miro's "carpet" is also incredible and always inspires my inner child. Lastly the Canadian Embassy across Pennsylvania Avenue, is the epitome of incredible architecture. Melding perfectly with it's surroundings and encompassing new and old motifs.

mrbills67 on May 30, 2015 at 3:19:55 PM EDT

I am amazed that people are always forgetting the Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City, that not only has one of the best Asian Art collections in America...but is also free each and every day

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