One of the best places in the world to see art is at art museums. Most major cities and even many small towns have at least one art museum. Seeing art up close is a great way to enjoy it. While pictures are helpful, they do not tell the whole story. The best way to see the whole story is to get in front of painting or a piece of sculpture. Doing so directly allows the viewer to see the art in various conditions. Many people like to visit a piece early in the morning to see it then and then visit it later as the light fades.
Art Museums in Europe
Europe is a fabulous place to go to see art. I really like the Uffizi in Florence, Italy for Old Masters. Another art museum in Europe that is a must-see is the Prado in Madrid. Many times I’ve also wandered the streets of Paris, a city devoted to art. I like to see the Picasso Museum again and again or wall through the halls of the Centre Pompidou for all kinds of modern art pieces. The Musee d’Orsay is another favorite where you can see the Impressionists all over the halls here.
Museums in New York
Any art museum list is incomplete without a mention of America. New York City alone is worth a visit for all those who love art. A visit to the Guggenheim and the world’s most seen spiral staircase is definitely on my list each time. The Museum of Modern Art, right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, always has something new and worthwhile. I like to cap my my visit with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each offers something wonderful for anyone who wants to see the history of art.