Art Museums Worldwide

Art Museums Worldwide

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.
Situated in a renovated Post Office building, the permanet collection
emphasises contemporary art, photography, and folk arts.

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio.
17thcentury Dutch, Japanese prints, Renaissance and Baroque prints, modern
European and contemporary American art.

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX.
The Amon Carter Museum
was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter, Sr.
(1879-1955), to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by
Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell; to collect, preserve, and
exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational
role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the
study of American art.

Andy Warhol Museum,Pittsburgh.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ.
The Museum that presented “Bill Viola: Buried Secrets” at the 1995 Venice
Biennale, the first institution West of the Mississippi to represent the
United States at this U.S. Pavilion

Art Institute  Chicago, Chicago.
Museum and art school.

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.
The BAM + PFA at the University of California offers a website with
extensive exhibition information including online catalogs with images
and audio artist interviews, a database of over 12,000 film notes on
world cinema, searchable art and film collection guides, an interactive
multimedia guide to modern art for kids and more.

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL.
Fully accredited museum, with a fine Permanent Collection of over 3000 pieces.

Brooklyn Museum of Art 

One of the great, lesser-known museums.

Burlingame Pez Musuem, Burlingame, California.

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Collections of painting, sculpture, assemblages, photographs, folk art,
African art and examples of historical material culture reflecting
African-American life.

California Views Historical Photo Collection,Monterey, CA.
California images from the 1870-1990, from 35mm Neg’s to 11×14 Glass plates.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH. This museum houses a
fine collection of European art, with an emphasis on 17th to early 20th
century painting. Also featured is a collection of works by artists from

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC. The CMA houses a
collection of over 6000 European and American works of art dating from
the 14th through 20th century.

Contemporary Arts Center , Cincinnati, OH.
Founded in 1939, the Contemporary Arts Center is one of the oldest, most active, and most
adventuresome museums of contemporary art in the US. In 1990, the CAC
made international news when it successfully defended the legal right of
its audience to view an exhibition of the photographs of Robert
Mapplethorpe. Extensive website, including current exhibitions, kids’
pages, CAC history, virtual exhibitions, and info on a major new
building planned for 2001.

Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC. An art museum with stage
events, just blocks from the White house. periodicals in 41 languages.

Corning Museum of GlassCorning, New York.
More than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries. Explore glass innovations in the hands-on science and technology area, and watch live glass demos – all day, every day of the week.

Crocker ArtMuseum,Sacramento, CA. Oldest public art museum
in the Western United States. Founded in 1885. Major collections of Old
Master drawings, Old Master European paintings, nineteenth-centry
California painting, twentieth-century art from Northern California;
extensive education program.

Dahesh Museum, New York, NY. The only museum in the
country devoted to 19th-century European academic art.

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas.

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI. Come Alive Inside Come
Alive Inside the Dennos Museum Center for the visual and performing
arts. Featuring an extensive schedule of changing exhibitions and
concerts combined with gallery tours, artist lectures, hands-on
workshops and school outreach activities.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Co. The largest collection of art
between Chicago and San Francisco.

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan.

Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY. A contemporary art museum,
Dia’s exhibition program is dedicated to large-scale, single-artist
projects, produced on a substantial scale and with a commitment to site
specificity. Dia’s website features artist projects created specifically
for the web.

Duke University Museum of ArtDurham, NC.

Permanent collection ranging from Ancient to Modern art plus changing exhibitions, programs
and scholarly publications.

Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s web site contains an astonishing database of
over 65,000 images from the permanent collection. It also contains
museum information on important exhibitions, tours, the collection,

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan.
The Flint Institute of Arts has served an important role in the life of the Flint community since its founding in 1928 and today, continues to play a major role in the growth and revitalization of the city of Flint. Through its exhibitions, interpretive programs, film screenings, concerts, lectures, family events and educational outreach programs, the FIA serves more than 120,000 adults and children annually from all over southeast Michigan.The FIA’s 150,000 sq. ft. facility is a unique space with more than 25,000 sq. ft. of gallery space, maintaining a collection of nearly 7,500 objects, sustains a membership of 3,200, registers 1,700 students from pre-school age to senior citizens in Museum Art School studio classes, and presents school programs to 25,000 K-12 students annually.

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Frick CollectionNew York, NY
The Frick Collection includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world), superb eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs, and other works of remarkable quality.

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.
Changing displays of national and international artists, in
addition to the permanent collection, regional artists,photography,children’s, and rental/sales galleries, gift

Gray Gallery of Art New York, NY.
The museum at New york University

Guggenheim MuseumNew York City.
Art museum. Outposts in Bilbao, Spain and Venice.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Includes images of contemporary art, a decorative arts collection, American and European
painting, African art, folk art, and photography.

Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI.
Founded early this century, ancient, modern, oriental.

Indiana University Art Musuem

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana.

Iowa State University Museums, Ames, IA.
Consists of Iowa State’s Brunnier Art Museum and Gallery (decorative), the Farm House
Museums (historic), and Art in State Buildings (campus/public art). The
Brunnier exhibits temporary exhibits and items from permanent
collection, the Farm House is a historical site with antique items, AiBS
features art done for buildings on campus (sculptures, murals, etc.).
All are free of charge.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sun- and flower-filled courtyard, the museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts. The galleries house works by some of the most recognized artists in the world, including Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. The spirit of the architecture, the personal character of the arrangements and the artistic display of the enchanting courtyard in full bloom all create an atmosphere that distinguishes the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as an intimate and culturally-rich treasure.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY.
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum was created by the
Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), and displays more
than 300 of his works in a converted factory building and outdoor
sculpture garden. The museum is located across the East River from

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles,
CA. Getty Museum collections, history, vistor services and information.

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX.

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.
Wide collection of art from Europe and U.S. Among others, Monet, Manet Renoir
and Degas are represented here.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
Located in Southwest Michigan, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts was established in 1924 with
the primary mission to offer accessible art classes to the community and
provide a lace for appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions,
lectures and othe special events. The present building constructed in
1961 was designed by Skimore, Owings & Merrill and houses a
collection of more than 3,000 objects.

Kansas museums, a listing.

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan.

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL.
University of Illinois at Urbana

Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC.
The Kreeger Museum displays 19th and 20th century art in a building designed
by noted American architect Philip Johnson. The collection includes
works by Monet, Picasso, Miro, and Stella.

Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Loren Adams Museum of Fine Art, Lahaina, HI.
Collection of original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, designs and objet d’art.

Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Wa.
The mission of Maryhill Museum of Art is to serve as an inspiring force for the advancement of
art and history while preserving and building upon the Museum’s unique legacy.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.
Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the
Spanish Colonial Revival-style home opened as Texas’ first museum
of modern art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy
works by 20th-century masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh,
Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock,
and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In June 2008, the museum opened the
45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions
designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier.
Nearly doubling the McNay’s exhibition space, the Stieren Center
includes three separate outdoor sculpture galleries, the first in South

Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA.
The Mead Art Museum houses the art collections of Amherst College, some
14,000 works acquired since 1839. It includes one of the nation’s finest
collegiate collections of American art, also European art, photography,
and Japanese prints. Site features several virtual exhibitions

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
One of the largest art museums in the world.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
Established in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum features 20,000 works from
ancient objects to recent art. A 125,000-square-foot, $50 million
building expansion project is underway, designed by Spanish architect
Santiago Calatrava.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota.
Fine arts museum.

Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, MN.
Permanent collection features over 3,000 works of American Art beginning in the early 20th
century, MMAA also hosts special exhibitions of American art.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth , Fort Worth, TX.
Oldest art museum in Texas exhibiting modern and contemporary American and European painting,
sculpture, works on paper and photography. Most or all of the
collections are ONLINE.

The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
The Montclair Art Museum has a respected national and international
reputation for its fine collection of American art and Native American
art and artifacts. The collection also encompasses works on paper,
sculptures, and costumes.

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA.
The only museum dedicated entirely to Southern art and artists. Houses the Center for the Study of
Southern Painting.

Museum of Contemporary Art,  San Diego, CA.
Small but influential museum focused on new art, often by young artists. Bilingual wall texts,
audioguides, Web site is bilingual (Spanish/English). MCA collects, exhibits and
interprets the art of our time, focusing on the period from 1950 to the
present. The Museum has two locations: the flagship facility in La
Jolla, founded in 1941 and recently renovated and expanded by Robert
Venturi (1996); and the downtown San Diego satellite space, which opened in 1993.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

Museum of Modern Art, (MoMA), New York City.

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Housed in the beautiful Casa de Balboa in San Disgo’s Balboa
Park, MoPA presents both classic and contemporary works by
internationally acclaimed artists. MoPA is one of the few museums
devoted exclusively to the photgraphic arts, and collects and exhibits
contemporary and classic work by internationally known artists.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the recognition of women in the arts, including a

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.
A general art museum comprising objects from ancient times to
the present, and all cultures, with special emphasis on Chinese art and
English ceramics from the 17th century.

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV.

Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY.
A regional art museum focusing on contemporary art and traditional western art. Also a hands-on
self-guided art-making place in the Discovery Center.

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
World art especially rich in old master European painting; also Egyptian, Greek, Roman,
American, African, Pre-Columbian, from ancient to contemporary.

Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University.

Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.
USA’s oldest continuously operating museum, founded in 1799. Maritime arts and
history; American decorative arts; early American architecture; Asian
export art; Asian, Oceanic, African arts and culture; natural history;
native American arts and art.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Founded in 1805,the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America’s first art museum
and school of fine arts. The Museum features one of the most renowned
collections of American art–spanning three centuries.

The Pensacola Museum of Art , Pensacola, FL.
Current exhibitions, classes, lectures, educational programs.

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.
Provides an unparalleled look at fine and decorative arts from the 18th century to the present,
representing the unique artistic heritage of Maine, a well as the major
European movements. Housed in an award-winning building in downtown

Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX.
Contemporary art, architecture and design

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.
(The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art)

Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY.
Museum of glass, Native American and American western art.

San Diego Museum of Art , San Diego, CA.
The San Diego Museum of Art is the largest cultural institution in San Diego
County with approximately 12,000. This website is our first attempt at a
content-rich exhibition based on the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection of
the Posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
Emphasis is on late 20th Century art, with a focus on Bay Area artists. Exhibits include
scultpture, photography, multi-media/high tech, and paintings. Currently
involved in a multi-year exchange with the Whitney Museum.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
The Seattle Art Museum offers the Seattle community a diverse and exciting collection. The
downtown Seattle Art Museum houses a well-known collection ofthe arts of
Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas; the original building displays
the museum’s extensive holdings in Asian art.

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE.
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden web site resources
highlight its collection of American art. Find examples of 19th-century
landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism,
geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, pop, minimalism and
contemporary art by a wide range of artists.

Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL.
Located on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, the David and Alfred Smart Museum of
Art houses a permanent collection of over 7000 objects, spanning five centuries of both Western
and Eastern civilizations. The scope of its permanent collections,
combined with groundbreaking special exhibitions, a focus on research
and teaching by University of Chicago scholars, and distingushed
outreach and educational programs geared to both adults and school age
children, make the Smart one of the Midwest’s most dynamic and
innovative educational institutions in the visual arts.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN.
The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame houses over 19,000 works of art from the
antique through modern. The web site illustrates many works found on
display and lists all works on display.

Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California.
The Southwest Museum currently holds one of the nation’s
most important collections related to the American Indian.

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT.
This museum is the oldest in Utah and is dedicated to the exhibition of Utah Art. American and
Russian Art is also a part of the permanent collection and frequently

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.
Art from all periods of European civilization and from Africa, North America and
Oceania, with an acclaimed collection of modern art.

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.
Noted for it collection of late 19th and early 20th century European and
American collection, it is also the home of the finest collection of
photographs in the SE US. There is also an active music program and
continuing educational activities for all ages.

The International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY.
Significant portions of the permanent collection show strength in the
focus on American ceramics from 1900 to the present; ceramics made by
Alfred MFA graduate students; pottery of the Ancient Americas, Chinese
pottery and porcelain, European dinnerware, Leach pottery, Japanese
ceramics by Rosanjin, Korean pottery from the United Silla, Koryo and Yi
dynasties, tiles, Glidden Ware, and miscellaneous ceramics from many
cultures and time periods.

Timken Museum of Art , San Diego, CA.
Timken Museum of Art in San Diego. Most of the collection is online with anotation, in an easy
‘pamphlet’ layout.

Toledo Museum of Art , Toledo, OH.
The Toledo Museum of Art continues to grow in its facilities, its
collection, and its relations with the Toledo community. A series of
renovations to the interior of the original building from 1977 to 1992
was followed by the completion of the Center for the Visual Arts,
designed by Frank Gehry. This building houses the Museum’s Library and
the Art Department of the University of Toledo.

University Art Museum, Albany, New York.

University Museum, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL.
This web site is dedicated to open communication,
interactive problem solving, data gathering, resource sharing, and
professional development.

University Museums, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.
of special note are the D. M. Robinson Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities, the Millington-Barnard
Collection of 19th-century scientific apparatus and collections of
American southern, West African and Caribbean folk art, also dolls and
decorative arts

University of Arizona Museum of Art

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI.
Located at the gateway to the University’s historic central campus, the
University of Michigan Museum of Art is considered one of the finest
university art museums in the country, with more than 17,000 works of
art and an ambitious schedule of special exhibitions and programs.
UMMA’s extraordinary Western, Asian, and African holdings include
masterworks by such artists as Dürer, Monet, Picasso, and
today’s avant-garde.Features an online searchable database of over
14,000 objects.

University of Missouri, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, MO.
The Museum’s collection, over 13,000 objects, is strong in classical art and
archaeology, as well as European and American art from the 15th c. to
the present. This site includes exhibit information, a virtual exhibit
of Roman Coins and an extensive museum education page.

University of Wyoming Art Museum,Laramie, WY.

The UWAM is an educational institution with a mission to
collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret a broad spectrum of visual
arts of the highest quality and of national importance that expands
awareness and understanding of all of the visual arts and its impact on
our culture for Wyoming’s residents.

Vernon Wood Museum of Art, Dayton , NV.
The Vernon Wood Museum is in the early stages of being built . The Web page Museum has
been a big help in letting people know who Vernon Wood was .

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.


Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
One of the oldest public museums in the country.

WashingtonNational Cathedral, Washington, DC.


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
See also Hollywood Archaeology
artist’s WWW project.

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Museum has been building its collection since 1898
and it has over 35,000 works in a collection that spans more than 5000
years of world art. Its strengths are American painting, Dutch and
Flemish painting, Late Roman mosaics Japanese prints and European and
American color-prints.

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.
The YCBA holds one of the most comprehensive collections of
British Art outside of London. The Center places special emphasis on art
from the 17th Century to the present.

Yale University Art Gallery

Yellowstone Art Musuem, Billings, MT.
In 1984, with a major grant from the Montana Coal Tax Fund and generous donations from private
individuals, the Yellowstone Art Museum began to build a permanent
collection of significant contemporary art of the region. The
“Montana Collection” represents the preservation of Western
art relevant to today’s West, and constitutes a living artistic



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