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Everyone’s an artist in their own unique way — whether in the way they sing, write, or any other form of expression. You don’t need to be a history buff or an art major to appreciate the beauty around you, particularly if you find yourself traveling to a place rich in history and art. For art enthusiasts and those who want to see works of art, here are 5 destinations I highly recommend.
Michaelangelo’s hometown Florence is a city that is rich in art. Frescoes, paintings, sculptures, mosaics, stained windows and almost every medium of art possible is abundant in Florence. Cathedrals and museums are home to various works of art from different centuries.
The city of Paris is not all about romance or shopping; it is also a city that is rich in culture. The Louvre alone holds most of the well-known works of art in the world – the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo statue. Other museums such as the Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee Cluny and Musee d’Orsay each have their own treasures and often cover a particular artist’s work, or hold masterpieces from different centuries.
The Art Institute of Chicago is reason enough for art enthusiasts to flock the city. The museum, flanked by its iconic lion statues, is home to the world’s finest collection of Impressionist paintings. It also holds art works from Picasso, Dali, Pollock and Warhol. The Museum of Contemporary Art showcases a broad spectrum of contemporary arts ranging from paintings, sculptures, photography, film, dance, and music. There are also specialty museums in Chicago like the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, and the Oriental Institute Museum.
A city bustling with life, the New York art scene is grouped together in what they call “Museum Mile,” an area bordering Central Park along Fifth Avenue. Popular museums in the city include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
A mix of the new and old, the traditional and modern, London offers about 200 art venues offering a variety of art collections. The British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Tate museum are just some of the most popular destinations of tourists seeking the art in London. Another museum worth noting is the Saatchi Gallery, a very controversial gallery showcasing a shocking display of outrageous contemporary art. The Apsley House is also worth a visit; it showcases military memorabilia and priceless silver and porcelain collections among other things.
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