Top 5 U. S. Art Museums:

These top-rated museums appeal to the masses and showcase a wealth of aesthetically pleasing art works spanning through several centuries. Each museum welcomes millions of visitors each year and displays numerous newly designed exhibitions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, New York
(212) 535-7710

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was established in the late 1800’s. Its mission is to encourage the curiosity of visitors to gain a deeper look into art and its history. By developing, this curiosity, visitors learn about a multitude of art forms and artists.

The Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York
(800) 329-6109

The Guggenheim Museum showcases the most glorious of architectures. With a visit to this highly impressive icon, you have the option of viewing film screenings, attend lectures, or enjoy a plethora of performances. The Guggenheim began, as a small selection of masterpieces, and grew to an extensive collection spanning several centuries.

The Museum of Fine Arts- Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 267-9300

The Museum of Fine Arts—Boston was established in 1876. This pristine collection began as 5,600 and morphed into 450,000 art pieces. This Boston museum is a popular attraction and has over one million guests annually. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts is adjacent to the museum.

The National Gallery of Washington
4th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C.
(202) 737-4215
The National Gallery of Washington opened its doors in 1937. It was financed by Andrew W. Mellon; it was his collection that was first showcased in the museum. The location of this museum spans 6.1 acres. The museum also features a sculpture garden.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 763-8100

The Philadelphia Museum of Art utilizes its premises to preserve visual arts in a manner that influences visitors to learn more. Each art piece is showcased, with elegant lighting, to enhance the presentation of the work. Visitors of this museum are diverse in nature, yet share an intense love for the craft.

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