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Art Museums and Galleries

Locations for the exhibition of art, primarily paintings and sculpture


Akron Art Museum

Akron, Summit County, Ohio, 44308
The museum first opened its doors on February 1, 1922 as the Akron Art Institute. It was located in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the public library. After 1965, the institute was transformed from a school and art center into a museum.


Albany Institute of History & Art

Albany, New York, 12210
The Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum in Albany, New York, "dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region".


Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06877
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has no permanent collection and is the only museum in Connecticut that is dedicated solely to the exhibition of contemporary art. Its student docent program has been adopted by museums across the United States.


American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore, Maryland, 21230
The 35,000-square-foot main building of the museum combines an elliptical, three-story, historic industrial building with extensive new architecture. There is also a Tall Sculpture Barn, a former whiskey warehouse with 45-foot ceilings.


Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
The painting that makes up the cyclorama is the largest oil painting in the world. If it were flattened, it would measure 42 feet high by 358 feet long.


Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore, Maryland, 21218
This historic building was designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope. A massive wing for contemporary art was added in 1994.


Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33432
The museum features an assortment of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections from established and rising artists. An outdoor sculpture garden is among the museum's highlights.


C. M. Russell Museum Complex

Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, 59401
The C. M. Russell Museum displays original 19th, 20th, and 21st century art depicting the American Old West and the flora, fauna, and landscapes of the American West.


Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 25301
The Avampato Discovery Museum is part of the Clay Center. It's art gallery features selections from its permanent collections and traveling exhibitions.


Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The exterior of the new Columbia Museum of Art building, although contemporary in style, preserves earlier appearance through the use of brick veneer and the entrance portico of the institution's Taylor House past.


Denver Art Museum

Denver, Colorado, 80204
The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. The museum is run by a non-profit organization separate from the City of Denver.


Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, 48202
The Detroit Institute of Arts collection is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States with an encyclopedic collection which spans the globe from ancient Egyptian and European works to contemporary art.


Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 46204
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art houses an extensive collection of Native American art, as well as Western American paintings and sculptures collected by businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg (1903-1997).


Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817
The Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science. It is the largest museum in Hawai'i and has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens.


Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
The Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is the largest of its kind in the state, and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke.


Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 46208
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the ninth oldest and eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States. The permanent collection comprises over 54,000 works, including African, American, Asian, and European pieces.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York
The Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet, more than 20 times the size of the original 1880 building.


Mint Museum of Art (Uptown)

Charlotte, North Carolina
The Mint Museum's new 145,000-square-foot (13,500 m2) location opened on October 1, 2010. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the building's estimated cost is $57 million.


Montclair Art Museum

Montclair, Orange County, New Jersey, 07042
Since it opened in 1914 as the first museum in New Jersey that granted access to the public and the first dedicated solely to art, it has been privately funded.


Museum of Design Atlanta

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 30309
The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only museum in the Southeastern United States devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.


Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has over 400,000 objects in its collection, the second largest permanent museum collection in the United States after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 73111
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum with more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts. Museum collections focus on preserving and interpreting the heritage of the American West.


National Music Museum

Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069
The National Music Museum is a musical instrument museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. It was founded in 1973 on the campus of the University of South Dakota. The NMM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kansas City, Missouri, 64111
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is known for its neoclassical architecture and extensive collection of Asian art.


New York State Museum

Albany, New York, 12230
The New York State Museum is a research-backed institution in Albany, New York. It is located on Madison Avenue, attached to the south side of the Empire State Plaza, facing onto the plaza and towards the New York State Capitol.


Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art

Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 39530
The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art is a non-profit art museum located in Biloxi, Mississippi, dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr, the self-proclaimed "Mad Potter of Biloxi".


OZ Museum

Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, 66547
The OZ Museum was founded in April 2004 and houses one of the largest public displays of Oz memorabilia in existence. The museum houses memorabilia from 1939 MGM musical, earlier silent films, as well as "The Wiz."


Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art is an art museum. The building was constructed in 1896 to house the city's first high school. It is one of six museums in the city.



Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37203
The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation.


Perez Miami Art Museum

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33130
The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a contemporary art museum that relocated in 2013 to the Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130
The Art Museum stands on 10 acres that was formerly the reservoir for the Fairmount Water Works. It is one of the largest art museums in the country and holds over 225,000 objects.


Philadelphia Museum of Art: Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130
Formerly the Fidelity Life Insurance Building, the Philadelphia Museum of Art bought the property and renovated it for use as an annex.


Philbrook Museum of Art

Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Philbrook Museum of Art is an art museum and cultural institution located in Tulsa, Oklahoma featuring two locations. The main site is located in part in a former 1920s villa, and Philbrook Downtown, is found in Tulsa's Brady Arts District.


Rodin Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
The Museum was the gift of movie-theater magnate Jules Mastbaum and opened in 1929. It holds the largest collection of Rodin�s work outside of Paris.


Second Bank of the United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
The Second Bank was incorporated in 1816. Designed by William Strickland, this building, built between 1819 and 1824, is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.


Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 30602
The museum exhibits 20th-century fine art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.


The Bass

Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33139
The museum specializes in art from around the world from the Renaissance to modern art. The Bass Museum was founded in 1963 by the City of Miami Beach from a private donation and occupies the 1930s Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center.


The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Its collection of over 120,000 artifacts and exhibit items is divided into three domains: the American Collection, Cultural World Collection, and Natural World Collection.


The Epic of American Civilization Mural

Baker, Grafton County, New Hampshire
The Epic of American Civilization is a mural by the social realist painter Jose Clemente Orozco. It is located in the basement reading room of the Baker Memorial Library on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover.


Walker Art Center

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55403
The Walker Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Walker is one of the most-visited modern art museums, it has an annual attendance of around 700,000 visitors.


Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57104
The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science opened in 1999 and houses an art gallery, concert hall, large-format theater, and science museum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Winterthur Museum

Winterthur, New Castle County, Delaware, 19735
The Winterthur Museum has 175 period-room displays and approximately 85,000 objects. Most rooms are open to the public on small, guided tours. The collection spans more than two centuries of American decorative arts, notably from 1640 to 1860.


World of Coca-Cola

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 30313
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. It contains a host of entertainment areas and attractions. It opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit.

Top 10 Most Popular Art Museums and Galleries Landmarks

  1. OZ Museum
  2. World of Coca-Cola
  3. Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
  4. Akron Art Museum
  5. American Visionary Art Museum
  6. Winterthur Museum
  7. Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  8. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  9. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
  10. Denver Art Museum