America’s Top Museums & Art Galleries A-K

My list of US-based art museums and public galleries, in alphabetical order.

  • Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
    Housed in a renovated seven-floor warehouse building, the Andy Warhol museum displays more than 500 works of art in film, paintings, prints, and drawings, offering a comprehensive presentation of the development of Warhol’s work. The artworks displayed are drawn from its extensive collections of works by Andy Warhol as well as from its huge archives and a collection of works by other artists. An ever-changing gallery.

  • Art Institute of Chicago
    This art school has 2 art galleries: Betty Rymer Gallery, which provides a provocative, stimulating forum for the exchange of ideas and discourse on contemporary work in the visual arts, featuring faculty, student, Chicago-based, national and international artists. Gallery 2 and Project Space exhibits innovative and experimental curated works by advanced students.

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  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
    Large museum with many highest-quality artworks. First, it’s works on paper collection is one of the largest in the US: 74,000 prints, drawings& illustrated books span six centuries (Dürer, Gauguin, Rembrandt, Kandinsky, and O’Keeffe, Japanese prints, Indian miniatures). Includes the Logan Collection of Illustrated artists’ books. Second, its large collection of 750 European masterwork paintings (14-20th century) incld works from Fra Angelico, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, Gainsborough, Monet, Bouguereau, Matisse, and Picasso. Third, it holds 8000 objects of European Decorative Art, e.g. furniture, sculpture, other. Last, the Legion of Honor holds 1300 antiquities (pottery, sculpture and metalwork) from the ancient Mediterranea & Near East, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, Assyria, and Mesopotamia.

  • Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California
    The Center presents six exhibitions annually, featuring both established and emerging artists who represent a diversity in technique and style. Small, contemporary center.

  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

Guggenheim Museum New York, photo by Ijsendoorn

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