21 Must-See Art Museums in America
The Broad is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

1. The Broad

9.3
221 S Grand Ave (at 2nd St), Los Angeles, CA
Museu de Arte · Bunker Hill · 166 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum, The Broad (rhymes with “road”), houses Eli and Edythe Broad’s formerly private collection of over 2,000 works of modern art from the 1950s to present day. Leia mais.

Museu Metropolitano de Arte is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

2. Museu Metropolitano de Arte

9.5
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), Nova Iorque, NY
Museu de Arte · Central Park · 1947 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: After a major renovation, “the Met” reopened its Islamic Wing, showcasing tapestries, decorative objects, and an entire room from eighteenth-century Damascus. Leia mais.

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

3. Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

8.7
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), Nova Iorque, NY
Museu de Arte · Carnegie Hill · 566 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The museum is open late on Saturdays and offers a “Pay What You Wish” admission from 5:45-7:45 p.m., but note that it can get quite crowded. Leia mais.

Museu de Arte Moderna (MoMA) is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

4. Museu de Arte Moderna (MoMA)

9.3
(Museum of Modern Art (MoMA))
11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Nova Iorque, NY
Museu de Arte · Midtown East · 1871 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Don’t miss the outdoor sculpture garden, which features works by Picasso, Miró, and Giacometti, as well as a Paris subway entrance by Hector Guimard. Leia mais.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

5. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

9.4
5905 Wilshire Blvd (at S Ogden Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Museu de Arte · Mid-City West · 446 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Continuously growing and expanding, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum on the West Coast, containing some 120,000 objects that span ancient history to modern times. Leia mais.

J. Paul Getty Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

6. J. Paul Getty Museum

9.4
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Museu de Arte · Brentwood · 507 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The art collection is divided between the buildings by time period, and the Getty’s collection of eighteenth-century French decorative arts is especially renowned. Leia mais.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

7. The Art Institute of Chicago

9.5
111 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe St & Jackson Dr), Chicago, IL
Museu de Arte · Grant Park · 675 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Don’t miss the museum’s celebrated Chagall stained-glass windows, which have been restored and are on view in the Arthur Rubloff building. Leia mais.

Museu de Belas Artes de Boston is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

8. Museu de Belas Artes de Boston

9.4
(Museum of Fine Arts)
465 Huntington Ave (at Museum Rd), Boston, MA
Museu de Arte · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 302 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Beaux-Arts building of the Museum of Fine Arts contains an impressive collection of American works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. Leia mais.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

9. Museum of Fine Arts Houston

9.3
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX
Museu de Arte · 136 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The MFAH covers world cultures, including art of the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Be sure to check out the sculpture garden with works by Rodin, Matisse, and Giacometti. Leia mais.

Museu de Arte da Filadélfia is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

10. Museu de Arte da Filadélfia

9.3
(Philadelphia Museum of Art)
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Filadélfia, PA
Museu de Arte · Fairmount - Art Museum · 306 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The collection covers all major periods and styles, but it's the modern collection that is especially notable, including the world’s largest collection of works by Marcel Duchamp. Leia mais.

Galeria Nacional de Arte is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

11. Galeria Nacional de Arte

9.4
(National Gallery of Art)
6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Museu de Arte · Northwest Washington · 152 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Located on the National Mall, the National Gallery of Art was founded in the 1930s. Insider tip: The sculpture garden touts an ice rink in the winter and free jazz concerts in the spring and summer. Leia mais.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

12. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9.3
151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St), São Francisco, CA
Museu de Arte · SoMa · 242 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The museum has an extensive collection of 20th century art, from Fauvism and Cubism to Pop Art, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism. SFMOMA also boasts a notable collection of photography. Leia mais.

Detroit Institute of Arts is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

13. Detroit Institute of Arts

9.4
5200 Woodward Ave (btwn E Kirby & Farnsworth), Detroit, MI
Museu de Arte · Wayne State · 160 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Detroit Institute of Arts displays an impressive collection of African-American art, in addition to its holdings of American, European, Asian, African, Native American, and Islamic art. Leia mais.

Museu de Arte de Cleveland is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

14. Museu de Arte de Cleveland

9.4
(The Cleveland Museum of Art)
11150 East Blvd (at Wade Oval Dr), Cleveland, OH
Museu de Arte · University Circle · 110 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Ohio’s major cultural attraction is the Cleveland Museum of Art, founded in 1913. Don’t miss Warhol’s Marilyn x 100 screen print. Leia mais.

Dia:Beacon is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

15. Dia:Beacon

9.3
3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Museu de Arte · 108 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: For contemporary art lovers, a trip to Dia:Beacon is considered a pilgrimage. It's easily reachable via the Metro-North Railroad from New York City. Leia mais.

Rhode Island School of Design is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

16. Rhode Island School of Design

8.5
2 College St (Benefit Street), Providence, RI
Universidade · College Hill · 6 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the leading art schools in the country, and its museum marks one of New England’s best art collections. Leia mais.

Coleção Frick is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

17. Coleção Frick

8.8
(The Frick Collection)
1 E 70th St (at 5th Ave), Nova Iorque, NY
Museu de Arte · Upper East Side · 212 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Walking into the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side feels like stepping back in time to nineteenth-century Paris. Special exhibits can be hard to get into; advance ticketing is recommended. Leia mais.

Whitney Museum of American Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

18. Whitney Museum of American Art

9.2
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), Nova Iorque, NY
Museu de Arte · Meatpacking District · 431 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a sculptor and collector, established the museum when the Metropolitan Museum of Art refused her donation of twentieth-century American art. Leia mais.

de Young Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

19. de Young Museum

9.1
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), São Francisco, CA
Museu de Arte · Golden Gate Park · 279 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Visitors can ascend the museum's 144-foot-high tower to admire San Francisco views from the observation room, free of charge. Leia mais.

Smithsonian American Art Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

20. Smithsonian American Art Museum

9.0
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW), Washington, D.C.
Museu de Arte · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 86 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The museum includes folk art and crafts, decorative arts, and the largest collection of New Deal art and American Impressionist paintings. Visitors tend to adore the contemporary craft collection. Leia mais.

Brooklyn Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

21. Brooklyn Museum

9.3
200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Museu de Arte · Prospect Park · 423 dicas e avaliações

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Brooklyn Museum traces its roots back to 1823, almost fifty years before Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art was born. Its Egyptian collection is regularly ranked one of the best in the world. Leia mais.