Nothing is more fascinating than standing in front of a beautifully crafted work of creativity. Whether it is a sculpture, painting or digital craftsmanship, looking at it gives you a sense of relaxation. A fine piece of artwork can transport you to a different era and takes your mind off from your daily routine. The United States has some of the world’s most refined art galleries that house some of the world’s most renowned works of creativity. From the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to Roy Lichtenstein, these galleries represent every artistic era and medium all over the country.
Here is a list of top 5 creative galleries in the USA that proudly hosts some of the world’s finest arts in 2019.
Top 5 Art Galleries in the United States
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Located adjacent to New York City’s Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the country’s largest museum. It houses over 2 million pieces of art that are curated from various parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This wonderful center of creativity is expanding continuously and in March 2016, revamped the Whitney Space to add the new Met Breuer, a new hall of the Met housing some of the most exclusive contemporary creative collections.
Some of their collections include – The Egyptian Collection featuring the Temple of Dendur, an authentic temple from 15 B.C. The Complete Vermeer Collection, Couture designed by Chanel, Balenciaga, and Laurent.
There is an entrance fee of $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students as well as a donation-based system for the residents of New York state.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts boasts of more than 450,000 works of creative compilation making it one of the largest museums of not only Boston, Massachusetts but also the United States. It houses some of the finest works of creativity including Egyptian, American craft, etc. Since Boston is close to the city of Nagoya, the museum’s Japanese Art Collection is the largest in the entire country. It hosts the United States’ most comprehensive section of Japanese craft and pottery work outside of Japan.
Few of the must-see works include – The painting of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, Copley’s Watson and the Shark, painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stewart, and the works of Gauguin, Monet, etc.
If you’re a lover of music, then don’t miss the museum’s collection of more than 1,100 musical instruments which ranges from the medieval times to modern ones to wind up your tour of this amazing center of creativity.
The entrance fee of this center is $25 per adult, $23 per senior as well as per student.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the center of creativity for both old and new alike and houses one of the biggest collections of the country’s artworks discovered throughout the USA. It has acquired significant artworks of Manet, Cezanne, Marisso, and Duchamp. This always-bustling art center houses more than 220,000 pieces of artworks including sophisticated Persian and Turkish rugs and is the home to one of the most-visited collections of Rodin Sculptures.
The museum also hosts several shows throughout the year such as the Creative Africa exhibit that attracts fashionistas as well as young art enthusiasts all over the world. Few of the must-see artworks including the Creative Africa exhibition, Paul Cezanne’s Monte Sainte-Victoire, Edouard Manet’s basket of Fruit, AMOR Sculpture, etc.
The entry fee is $20 for general and an extra $6 for Rodin sculpture collection.
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
This museum is located at Midtown Manhattan in New York City and features a wide range of collection of modern artworks and organizes small exhibitions of overseas collections in its beautiful white abstract setting. It hosts some of the 20th centuries most renowned portraits by famous artists including Van Gogh, Rousseau, Picasso, and Pollock. The center also has a restaurant named The Modern within its premises which is open only for the center’s patrons and is one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City.
Few of the must-see works include the incredible Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Henry Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy, Jackson Pollock’s Number 31, Jasper John’s Flag, Campbell soup Cans by Andy Warhol, Adele Bloch Bauer II by Gustav Klimt, etc.
The center offers free admission every Friday 4 to 8 pm excluding the crowds.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The main highlights of this wonderful center of artistry are the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist craftworks. It is the second largest museum in the United States and is famous for a comprehensive collection of artistic works, including the American, Afro-American, and Antique Asian craftworks along with furniture from the 20th century.
Few of the center's must-see artworks include A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, which is one an exclusive piece in the center’s vast collection. Apart from that, they have numerous paintings from various notable artists such as Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Cassatt, Renoir, etc. You can also look for Grant Wood’s American Gothic in its American works. For Monet lovers, the center hosts one of the largest collections of Monet paintings in the country.
The entry fee is $14 in general but offers free entry every Thursday from 5 to 8 pm for the residents of Chicago and Illinois.
These are the top 5 art galleries of the USA which hosts some of the world’s finest and rarest pieces of art that attracts a huge number of creative aficionados every year. These galleries also host several exhibitions where they showcase some of their exclusive collections as well as some overseas artworks.
However, the list is not extensive and all 55 states in the country boast numerous galleries of creativity both large and small where you will also get to witness some of the greatest works of artists both past and present. Don’t miss to visit them.