what are the great art museums?

May 16th, 2008, 02:52 PM
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The Musee National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou
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May 16th, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Two smaller ones that I thought were really special--Lenbachaus in Munich and Kroller-Muller outside of Amsterdam.
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May 16th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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For General collections

Met in NYC
National Gallery London
National Gallery DC

Specialized collection
MOMA-the best modern art museum in the world
Tate Modern
Uffizi for Rennaisance

I have not been to the Rijksmuseum.

Many of the others mentioned are excellent museums but in the category of the above.

The Art Institute of Chicago has exemplars of many genres but does not have the depth of those cited above.

The Thyssen in Madrid was a personal collection with a great sense of history and art but once again not in the same class as the others.

Others like the Picasso Museum in Barcelona should not even be on the list of world class museums. It is interesting and instructive.

I know I am going to take a lot of heat but the I like the building od the d'Orsay more than the collection.
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May 16th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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My favourite art museum--hands down--without an absolute doubt--so much so that I would be a happy man if I could spend my last hour on earth inside--is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.


#2 Frick in NYC.


#3 Gulbenkian in Lisbon.


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May 16th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Some of my favourites not already mentioned:

Barnes Foundation


Zentrum Paul Klee

Matisse Museum


Chagall Museum

La Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght

Borghese Gallery

Ok, I have to go to dinner...can't wait to see what everyone else adds.

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