9 Best Art Museums in the US

Akshay Kulkarni Jul 18, 2019
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Almost every major city in US has its own art museum and each one is unique in itself. Although all of them are worth a visit, here are the top 9 art museums in the United States you shouldn't miss.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Situated on the eastern end of Central Park, this is the largest art museum in the United States.

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Art Institute of Chicago

Known for its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, this is one of the oldest art museums in the United States.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C

Showcasing the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the western hemisphere - Ginevra de' Benci, this is the best free art museum in the United States.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Founded in 1876, this museum became an icon in pop culture after featuring in the Rocky movies.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Containing over 450,000 distinct art works, it has one of the most extensive art collections in the United States.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art

Garnering over 700,000 visitors in 2018 and with 755 million US dollars of funding, this is one of the most visited and wealthiest art museums in the US.

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Showcasing all forms of modern and contemporary art since 1929, this is one of the most prominent modern art museums in the world.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

A comprehensive collection of multicultural, modern and contemporary art, this is the largest art museum in the western US.

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Detroit Institute of Arts

Comprising of a far-reaching art collection ranging from ancient to the modern artworks, this is one of the most remarkable art museums in the United States.