You Have To See These Museums Around The World

You'll love these places with all your art.

When you're traveling to any of these cities, be sure to make time to drop by these museumsfor an hour at the very least. Checking out the artworks and artifacts is a great way to know more about the place you're visiting and to just fill yourself up with so much beauty and wonder. Whether you're an artist yourself, an art enthusiast, or someone who aspires to be either of those, you're in for a treat. (Pro tip: Research on exhibits that might be going on when you're planning to visit; they're temporary and pretty cool!)

PARIS, FRANCE

Louvre

Works to see:

Mona Lisa and Virgin and Child with St. Anne by Leonardo da Vinci; Four Seasons by Nicolas Poussin; Raft of the Medusa by Theodore Gericault; Venus de Milo; Rebellious Slave by Michelangelo

The Winged Victory of Samothrace by Pythokritos of Lindos

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss by Antonio Canova

The Seated Scribe

Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix

Sleeping Hermaphroditos by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

La Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Museum of Modern Art

Works to see:

Water Lillies by Claude Monet; Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh; Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso; Dance by Henri Matisse; The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali; Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Works to see:

Greek terracotta vases; Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh; Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Antonio Canova

The Temple of Dendur by Roy Lichtenstein

Sculptures in the Roman Sculpture Court

Sculptures in the Carroll Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES

Smithsonian Institution

Works to see:

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Mummified cat; "Mud Masons of Mali" exhibit

African Elephant 

Dom Pedro Aquamarine

MADRID, SPAIN

Reina Sofia

Work to see:

Guernica by Pablo Picasso

Museo del Prado

Works to see:

The Escorial Deposition (Descent from the Cross) by Rogier van der Weyden; The Third of May by Francisco Goya; The Dog by Francisco Goya; Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya; The Three Graces by Peter Paul Rubens; The Immaculate Concepcion by Giambattista Tiepolo; The Annunciation by Fra Angelico; Crucifixion by Juan de Flandes; Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch

Las Meninas by Diego Velasquez

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Van Gogh Museum

Works to see:

Works, drafts, and practice drawings of Vincent van Gogh. (You'll see his progress as an artist!)

ATHENS, GREECE

Acropolis Museum

Works to see:

Sculptures in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery

Sculptures in the Parthenon Gallery

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Hagia Sophia Museum

Works to see:

Virgin and Child and Archangel Gabriel mosaics

Islamic calligraphic roundels

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

State Hermitage

Works to see:

Crouching Boy by Michelangelo; Statues of Atlantis; Madonna and Child by Raphael

Winter Palace

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

National Museum of Korea

Works to see:

Baekje incense burner; "Golden Treasures for the Great Tomb of Hwangham" exhibit

Pensive Bodhisattva

Gyeongcheonsa Pagoda

TOKYO, JAPAN

Tokyo National Museum

Things to see:

Samurai swords, woodblock prints, kimonos, and archeological finds

The National Art Center

The National Art Center has no permanent collection. It's an exhibition place (Japan's largest) for visiting shows. It's also the venue for the Japan Media Arts Festival.

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