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Top Museums in the U.S.

The Top 9 Museums in the United States

Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

Artisans Gallery - Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located right in the center of the United States' most populated cities, New York City. Not to mention it's right next to Central Park. In addition to its location in the heart of New York City, it is also the biggest museum in the USA. The museum is home to millions of art pieces brought in from all over the world. The museum does a great job of constantly bringing in new exhibits and rooms to attract visitors. Some of the most recent additions include the Whitney space, the Met Breuer, and the Manus X Machina. Entrance Fees are $25, $23, & $23 for Adults, Seniors, and Students respectively.

Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia

Artisans Gallery - Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to the biggest collection of ancient and contemporary pieces in the United States. This popular museums hosts hundreds of thousands of art pieces dating back to the times of the Persian Empire all the way up to art incorporating today's fashion trends. Some of the most popular exhibits here are the Rodin sculptures, the Creative Africa exhibit, and pieces from Joseph Kosuth. Entrance Fees are $20 for General Admission and an additional $6 for access to the Rodin sculptures.

National Gallery of Art – Washington D.C.

Artisans Gallery - National Gallery of Art – Washington D.C.

The National Gallery of Art dates back to the early twentieth century and is located at the National Mall of Washington D.C. This museum is divided into two buildings, one is home to various pieces from both early America and Europe. The other building is home to mostly contemporary pieces and new temporary exhibits. The most popular attraction here is the Kress collection which holds many famous Italian pieces. Entrance into this museum is free to the public.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) – New York City

Artisans Gallery - Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) – New York City

MoMa is one of New York's most popular museums and is home to mostly art pieces and exhibits from the Modernist era. Here you can find paintings from famous twentieth century artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rousseau. Visitors can come to this museum for free on Fridays from 4-8pm and can also choose to dine at the highly regarded 'The Modern' restaurant as well.

Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland

Artisans Gallery - Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art has the best of both worlds for a museum enthusiast. It hosts pieces from famous artists such as Van Gogh and Matisse and one can visit without experiencing large crowds like those found in the larger New York museums. It too is home to very ancient pieces of modern art that appeals to today's youth. The museum is currently hosting the largest exhibit of Albert Oehlen in the United States. Entrance into this museum is free to the public.

Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago

Artisans Gallery - Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago contains the highest concentration of art from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras. Only The Met of New York City is larger in size compared to this museum. Some of the museum's most popular pieces come from historic American art, African-American art, and Asian art. Also, one can find the largest assembly of Monet paintings in the world within this museum. The Entrance Fee to the Art Institute of Chicago is $14 and is free on Thursdays from 5-8pm to residents from the state of Illinois.

Detroit Institution of The Arts – Detroit

Artisans Gallery - Detroit Institution of The Arts – Detroit

Although one of the smaller of the most popular United States Museums, it is definitely not lacking in the quality of artwork it contains. The Detroit Institution of the Arts owns tens of thousands of paintings mostly from ancient Europe and early America. One can find popular pieces here, such as "The Thinker" from Rodin and "The Wedding Dance" from Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Entrance Fees vary depending on which exhibitions are active.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles

Artisans Gallery - Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles

The LACMA is the largest museum west of the Mississippi and is home to roughly a hundred thousand art pieces from ranging from historic to contemporary art. The most popular exhibits here are from pre-Colombian and Latin American art. Since the museum is located in Los Angeles where weather is generally pleasant, there are many exhibits and pieces located outdoors. Entrance Fees are $15 for General Admission and free for children under 17 years of age.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York City

Artisans Gallery - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is another of New York’s very famous museums that is known for its Modernist art pieces. The building itself was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and used to be called The Museum of Non-Objective Painting until the nineteen fifties. Some of the Modernist art styles one can find here are Dada, Impressionist, Pop, and Surrealist art. Entrance Fees are $25 and free for children under 14 years of age.