4 Art Museums Around The World That I Hope To Visit One Day
Ever since I was a little girl, art has played a huge role in my life. From the moment I first picked up a crayon to drawing my very first piece of art. While I may no longer have that piece of my history, I can still remember all the moments growing up where I made something, took pride in it and either gave it to someone or kept it. Now that I am an adult and a mother, I make sure to hold on to every piece of artwork both of my kids create. My daughters also love art and have helped me compile a list of art museums that all 3 of us would love to visit one day together.
Here they are:
The Mona Lisa Foundation
One particular piece of art that has intrigued me since I can remember is the Isleworth Mona Lisa. Out of all the iconic pieces of art out there, the first one that always comes to mind is this one. The sitter’s mysterious smile and her unproven identity have made the painting a source of ongoing investigation and fascination. While the current owners of the painting wish to remain private, I think that it’s pretty awesome that they are willing to exhibit the painting publicly with an accompanying exhibition.
The Louvre Museum – Paris, France
I will be honest and say that this one didn’t make the list until I saw it in the movie The DaVinci Code. Of course after watching it, seeing this particular museum piqued my interest, so I had to learn more about it. I found out that it holds about 380,000 works of art, some of which are absolutely history’s most iconic. Examples include Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ Grande Odalisque (1814) and Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People (1830).
The Museum of Modern Art – New York, New York
This museum in particular made the list simply because it holds the one piece of art that my husband loves the most which is Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (1889). This museum holds a whopping 200,000 works of modern and contemporary art which includes Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). Other pieces not-to-miss are Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Monroe (1962) and Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940).
The British Museum – London, England
This art museum made the list due to it’s remarkable collection of over 8,000,000 objects that spans over two million years of human history and culture. The collection includes world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies. The one part of history that I enjoyed learning about the most during my school years was anything and everything I could about the Egyptians and their way of life. Anyone who enters this museum will learn so much during just one visit and the thought of visiting one day excites me.
There you have it. Four of the absolute best art museums that exist in the world today. You can learn so much when you observe art of any kind. I hope this gives you some possible ideas of places to visit should you ever be close by to any of these museums. Thanks for reading!