10 best art galleries in the world- an art lover should never miss. An art gallery is a world in itself for an art enthusiast. So, people travel around the world to view magnificent and breath taking masterpieces. Now, an art piece is as minimal as a shape or as baffling as a Picasso. So, these amazing art galleries are home to such awesome pieces and attract a lot of people from around the world.
Here is the list of 10 best art galleries, for art lovers and travel enthusiasts.
1. Tae Modern
This famous art gallery is situated in the former bankside power station in London, just in case you are looking for it! You will find a huge variety of world’s most beautiful paintings inside this gallery of dazzling art. The gallery is home to both contemporary and modern art. It was constructed almost 21 years back and attained itself a spot in the list of the world’s largest museums of modern and contemporary art. In year 2020, it also became the world’s third most visited art museum.
2. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Named after Queen Sofia, The museum is also known as Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre and is located in Madrid, Spain. The museum completed its establishment about 28 years ago in the year 1992 on September 10th. It commonly has a huge variety of Spanish art and works of two of the 20th century’s greatest masters of art- Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. The museum has conserved famed Pablo Picasso’s painting ‘Guernica’ which was painted in 1937. It is also one of the world’s biggest museums for modern and contemporary art and holds one of the finest exhibitions.
3. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum’s construction was completed on 18th October in the year 1997, almost 23 years ago. It is situated in Abandon, Bilbao in Spain. The museum exhibits modern and contemporary art and was planned and designed by a Canadian- American architect Frank Gehry. It was inaugurated by King Juan Carlos and had a display of over 250 contemporary works of art at that time. With a contemporary design of construction, the museum is known as the ‘signal moment in the architectural culture’ and is admired by visitors from around the world.
4. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Located at the Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City the museum Solomon R. Guggenheim was constructed in 1937 almost 84 years ago. The museum has a modern style of architecture that attracts visitors from all over. It had over 953,925 visitors in the year 2016, which is the highest number of visitors that have ever visited the museum. It is home to beautiful impressionist, post-impressionist, early modern and contemporary art. The art collection of the museum has extended over decades and so has its visitor base. It is well known for holding one of the top exhibitions in the New York City.
5. Hamburger Bahnhof
Hamburger Bahnhof museum is an old architecture that was built in the nineteenth century. Once used as a railway station, today it is the only remaining terminus building in Berlin from the early neoclassical period. The museum is the oldest station in Germany and has not been used as a station since 1884. But, for valid reasons it attracts a lot of visitors each year, that touched nearly 250,000 in 2007. It became a royal museum on December 14th, 1906 and is today among the 10 best art galleries of the world.
6. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
The museum Hermitage was established in 1764 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is the second biggest art museum in the world. Every year on 7 December Saint Catherine’s Day, the museum rejoices the anniversary of its establishment. Over 968,604 people visited the museum in 2019 but there was a downfall of 80% visitors due to covid-19 in 2020. It lies under the category of most visited museums and held 11th position in the same category in the year 2020. It has over three million objects in display in its collection. There are a total of six historic buildings in the museum. The entry charge is free for children and students daily and third Thursday of every month is a free entry for all. The museum also holds exhibitions all over the world.
7. The Louvre, Paris-one of the 10 best art galleries
The Louvre is one of the oldest museums and was established in the year 1793 in Paris, almost 228 years back! It is Paris’s historical monument, and is one of the largest art museums in the world. The architecture of the museum is magnificent, that it almost looks like a palace which it actually was long time back. The museum possesses one of the most expensive and popular painting made by Leonardo da Vinci named the Mona Lisa. It preserves more than 38,000 objects from early history to the 21st century. Louvre also has the royal collection of ancient Greek and roman sculptures.
8. Moderna Museet Stockholm
Established in 1958 at Skeppsholmen, Stockholm in Sweden, it is a state museum which has a huge variety of Swedish and international modern and contemporary art. Works done by legendary artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and renowned others are conserved by the museum. Some other stunning pieces by artists’ marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, etc. are also saved here. It also possesses a model of Tatlins Tower. The museum witnessed an unfortunate event on 8th November 1993- there was a robbery of more than £40m. They took away six paintings by Picasso and two by Georges Braque which were later recovered.
9. MOCA Los Angeles
Located in Los Angeles, this magnificent museum was established in 1979 and has two distinct venues in Los Angeles that are- the MOCA Grand Avenue and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. It has a mind-blowing collection of some of the world’s best art works ever created and a total of 7000 objects are a part of its beautiful collection. The museum has a ground breaking history in organizing the world’s best exhibitions. Many Art enthusiasts from all over the world visit this museum every year.
10. Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome
The striking museum is also known as MARCO and is a municipal contemporary art museum. It is located in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy. It was established in the year 1999 and houses one of the best pieces of Italian arts. The collection includes some flabbergasting works by Ettore Colla, Leoncillo, Tintina Maselli, Mimmo Rotella and renowned others. Its opening date was 11th October 2002 and it falls in the list of 10 best art galleries.