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Old July 4th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #181
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Louvre (Paris) - favorite so far but these others are fantastic too:
Musée d'Orsay (Paris)
Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA (New York)
Art Institute of Chicago
Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
Vatican Museum (did anyone get to see the Laocoön statue? i missed it...so sad )
Where is:
The National Gallery in London
The Hermitage in St. Petersburg
The Uffizi in Florence, Italy
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

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Oh, and by the way ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art is better than the Art Institute of Chicago

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Old July 7th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #182
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Where is:
The National Gallery in London
The Hermitage in St. Petersburg
The Uffizi in Florence, Italy
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

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Oh, and by the way ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art is better than the Art Institute of Chicago

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All those places are crap...

just kidding!!! I didn't include those places simply because I haven't visited them yet, except for the Uffizi. (You'll have to give me a break--I've only started doing some major traveling 4 years ago). But you're right, I should have included the Uffizi--wished only that they'd allow photography inside (same with the Egyptian Museum). No Galleria dell'Accademia though? I thought it was nice at least to see the works of Michelangelo's mentor hanging not too far away from the David.

Philadelphia Museum of Art--okay, will keep this in mind when I visit Philadelphia someday. I really liked the miniature rooms in the Art Institute though, as well as their varied collection of paintings (famous and not so famous).
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Old September 21st, 2010, 03:49 PM   #183
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Unfortunately I still didn´t have a chance to visit European Museums, so I´m putting here the few I visited in Latin America - and really enjoyed - all of them are great:

MASP - Sao Paulo Art Museum, Brazil
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Sao Paulo Pinacoteca, Brazil
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MALBA - Museo de Arte Latino Americana de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Museum of Contemporary Art of Niteroi, Niteroi, Brazil
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Paulista Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:13 PM   #184
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Maxxi - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo

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the best museums are in europe
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 06:29 AM   #186
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malaysia islamic art museum at kuala lumpur is very nice...
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museum of natural history is the one I like most.
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forgot to say taht it is in manhattan !
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:29 AM   #189
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New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece.
Designed by Bernard Tschumi, it is world's most modern archaeological museum.
Only a few museums in the world could beat it, in terms of style and exhibits:









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List of most visited museums in the world

1.Musée du Louvre (Paris, 8.5 million visitors)
2.British Museum (London, 5.56 million visitors
3.Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 4.89 million visitors)
4.National Gallery (London, 4.78 million visitors)
5.Tate Modern (London, 4.74 million visitors)
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List of most visited museums in the world

1.Musée du Louvre (Paris, 8.5 million visitors)
2.British Museum (London, 5.56 million visitors
3.Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 4.89 million visitors)
4.National Gallery (London, 4.78 million visitors)
5.Tate Modern (London, 4.74 million visitors)
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It is simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Love it!
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Old December 19th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #193
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New York Metropolitan Museum is very good.
The Cloister which is a branch of the NY Metropolitan Museum is also very good. They have the Unicorn Tapestries.
National Musuem of the American Indian in New York. It has the most complete collection on the Native peoples of the Americas.

In Puerto Rico there is the Museum of Art of Ponce which is also very good.



Some of the artwork it contains has been loaned to museums in Europe.
Example of the Museums European art work. They also have local artwork and from Latin America on display.

June Flame


King Arthurs dream at Avalon


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According to me British Museum is the best museum in the world. The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture of London. This amount more than seven million objects, are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world and comes from all parts of the country, describing and documenting the history of human culture from its beginning until today.
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There are quite good museums in Brazil.

The São Paulo Museum of Art collection is considered the largest and more comprehensive collection of Western art in Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere. Among the 8,000 works of the museum, the collection of European paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, and decorative arts stands out. The French and Italian schools are mostly strong represented, forming the main body of the collection, followed by Spanish, Portuguese, Flemish, Dutch, English and German masters


Highlights
Italian School: Raphael, Botticelli, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Perugino, Piero di Cosimo, Guido Reni, Guercino.

French School: François Clouet, Poussin, Nattier, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec.

Flemish, Dutch and German Schools: Hieronymus Bosch, Memling, Cranach, Quentin Matsys, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck, Jan van Dornicke.

English School: Reynolds, Romney, Constable, Gainsborough, Turner.

Modern and Contemporary Art: Picasso, Leger, Modigliani, Matisse, Chagall, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine.

Brazilian Art: Frans Post, Nicolas Antoine Taunay, Tarsila do Amaral, Candido Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti, Lasar Segall.

Latin and North American Art: Torres Garcia, Diego Rivera, Siqueiros, Calder, Gilbert Stuart


Rembrandt


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Sanzio


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Renoir:


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Van Gogh


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The Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo (in Portuguese, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo) is a contemporary art museum located in the main campus of the University of São Paulo, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The museum houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th century Western art in Latin America, with more than 8,000 works, comprising the most important artists, art movements, and tendencies of modern and contemporary art. Among many others, it keeps important artworks by Amedeo Modigliani, Umberto Boccioni, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky, Tarsila do Amaral, Candido Portinari, Ismael Nery and Anita Malfatti.


Unique Forms of Continuity in Space(Boccioni) > the original and a bronze copy(photo) belong to the museum



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Pinacoteca Municipal de São Paulo

Artworks by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Juan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Marie Laurencin, Georges Rouault, Francis Picabia, Sonia Delaunay e Árpád Szenes.

The São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (Portuguese: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, or MAM) is one of the most important museums of modern arts in Brazil. It is located in Ibirapuera Park in the city of São Paulo.

The museum has a collection of canvas of Anita Malfatti, Aldo Bonadei, Alfredo Volpi, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, José António da Silva, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Mario Zanini, Pablo Picasso, and others. It also has private collections of Matarazzo and his wife.

The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes/Rio (MNBA, Portuguese for National Museum of Fine Arts) is a national art museum located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The collection includes more than 20,000 pieces, among paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, of Brazilian and international artists, ranging from High Middle Ages to contemporary art. It also includes smaller assemblages of decorative arts, folk and African art. The museum library has a collection of about 19,000 titles. The building was listed as Brazilian national heritage in 1973

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The collection of Italian paintings is notable for specific sections, such as Mannerist and Baroque artworks. Artists represented include Bartolomeo Passarotti, Luca Cambiaso, Gioacchino Assereto, Giovanni Lanfranco, Il Raffaellino, Francesco Albani, Antonio Maria Vassallo, Luciano Borzone, Simone Cantarini, Valerio Castello, Jacopo Vignali, Grechetto, Giambattista Langetti, Ciro Ferri, Francesco Cozza, Baciccio, Corrado Giaquinto, Francesco Guardi, Tiepolo and Alessandro Magnasco.[8]

The nucleus of French paintings is mainly composed by 18th and 19th century artworks. It comprises, aside from the painters of the French Artistic Mission, names such as Jacques Courtois, Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre, François Bonvin, Théodule Ribot, Jules Breton, Jean-Paul Laurens, Constant Troyon, Jean-Jacques Henner, Jules Dupré, Gustave Doré, Henri Harpignies, Alfred Sisley, Armand Guillaumin, Edmond Aman-Jean and Henri Martin. Among the highlights of the collections is the group of 20 paintings by Eugène Boudin, one of the largest such ensembles outside France.

The collection of Dutch, Flemish and German paintings is mainly composed by works ranging from 15th to 17th century. It includes an important group of eight Brazilian landscapes by Dutch artist Frans Post, the first landscapist of the New World. The collection also includes paintings by Joos van Cleve, Hans von Kulmbach, Jan Dirksz Both, Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Abraham Brueghel, David Teniers the Younger, Daniel Seghers, Gerard ter Borch, David Beck, Jan Steen.

Deucalion and Pyrrha | 1635 | Il Raffaellino(Giovanni Maria Bottala)



Pegasus | 1675 a 1680 | Jan Boeckhorst



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The museum holds a small collection of international sculpture, most part of which dating of the 19th century. Unlike the collection of Brazilian sculpture, this group of works were not gathered through systematic acquisitions, but rather by sporadic donations and legacies. Among them, the Roman marble bust of Antinous, dating back to the 2nd century BC, as well as a Greek torso of a woman, stand out. The collection also include three bronze busts by François Rude, Constantin Meunier's The Harvester, Auguste Rodin's Meditation without Arms, and other works by Antoine-Louis Barye, António Teixeira Lopes, etc. Several works int the collection are by foreign artists active in Brazil during the 19th century, such as the French brothers Marc and Zéphyrin Ferrez and the Italian Augusto Girardet. The collection also includes a number of bronze reductions produced by artistic-industrial companies, such as Barbedienne, and a didactic collection of plaster copies of ancient Greek and Roman statues.

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The museum owns approximately 2,000 examples of international prints. Though not extensive in size, the collection is considerably diversified and eclectic, offering a brief panorama of the history of engraving in distinct civilizations. The group of Flemish, Dutch and German prints is of particular importance. Authors in the collection include Pieter de Jode I, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Sebald Beham, Cornelis Visscher, Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt's famous Hundred Guilder Print. The French school is also well represented. In addition to works by artists such as Jacques Callot and Claude Lorrain, the museum has two albums by Gustave Doré, with woodcuts produced to illustrate newspapers, as well as 80 lithographies by Honoré Daumier, imbued with political and social criticism, published in the 1830s by the historical magazine Le Charivari.

Italian print in the collection is represented by the works of Agostino Carracci, Piranesi, Bartolozzi, Tiepolo and reproduction prints by Giovanni Folo and Raffaello Morghen. Other important engravers represented are Francisco de Goya (Los disparates), William Hogarth and Joseph Mallord William Turner. Modern prints include several works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró Jacques Lipchitz, Marc Chagall, Vassily Kandinsky and Jacques Villon. Another highlight of the collection is the ensemble of more than one hundred 17th and 18th century Japanese woodcuts (ukiyo-e) by artists such as Utamaro and Hiroshige.

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Eva Klabin Foundation

The Eva Klabin Foundation (in Portuguese, Fundação Eva Klabin) is an art museum located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a private institution established in 1990 by the Brazilian collector and philanthropist Eva Klabin (1903–1991), with the purpose of preserving and displaying the art collection gathered together during her life. The collection is open to the public in the house where Klabin lived for over thirty years. It is considered one of the largest classical art collections in Brazilian museums, with over 2000 works spanning almost 5000 years, from Ancient Egypt to Impressionism

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Egyptian collection
The Egyptian collection consists of about fifty itens, including some objects which stand out in the context of Brazilian museums, due to their quality and rarity. Since these objects are not related to official archeological excavations, their exact place of origin remains largely unknown. The collection includes a number of large pharaonic statuary, in which a head of a Pharaoh in a nemes headdress is the centerpiece. Among the funerary itens, there is a coffin mask with encrusted glass eyes dating back to the 17th Dynasty, and other pieces which reflect the importance of animals in Egyptian rituals, such as a coffin of a mummified cat from the Ptolemaic period. The collection also includes reliefs and fragments of architectural decoration, such as a prominent temple bas-relief of a goddess with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness, dating back to the 3rd Intermediate Period.[8]

Greco-Roman collection
Among the highlights of the Greco-Roman collection is a marble head of Apollo, fragment of a larger statue coming from Magna Graecia and dating back to 3rd-1st century BC, and a woman’s torso in pentelic marble, from the classic Athenian period. The collection also includes an important group of 24 Tanagras (terracotta figurines) dating back to the 4th century BC, and an assemblage of 58 ancient glass flasks and small vases provenient from the Mediterranean Basin, under the rule of the Roman Empire. It also comprises red and black pottery vases, an Attic krater from the Classic Period and two Italiote vases from Apulia and Magna Graecia


Italian collection
The Italian collection is noted for its emphasis in the Renaissance art. Outstanding among the paintings are the panels by Piermatteo Lauro de' Manfredi da Amelia and Sano di Pietro. There are several examples of Madonnas by Sienese, Florentine and Lombardian schools, including works attributed to Sandro Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto and Antoniazzo Romano. The large Portrait of Nicolaus Padavinus by Jacopo Tintoretto is the most important canvas in the collection. There are also works by Bernardo Strozzi, Guercino and Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, epitomizing the Baroque.[10]

The Florentine school outstands among the sculptures: a Madonna by Benedetto da Maiano, with a glazed ceramic frame by Andrea della Robbia, a pair of angels by Luca della Robbia, Madonna with Swaddled Child by Donatello, another Madonna by the workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti are the main highlights, along with Mars, a bronze sculpture attributed to Giambologna. The collection also includes decorative objects, majolica plates and several examples of Renaissance furniture.

Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, 15th century | Botticelli(attribution)
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French collection

The French collection is composed by paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative objects ranging from Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. Outstanding among the paintings are a portrait attributed to François Clouet, a mythological scene by Louis Silvestre, two small landscapes by Nicolas-Antoine Taunay, a winter landscape by Camille Pissarro and head of a woman by Marie Laurencin. From the Rococo style, there's a drawing by Honoré Fragonard, entitled Le Petit Gourmand.[11]

Among the sculptures, the museum holds a very nice example of medieval stone statuary, Head a Noblewoman. The Reinassance French statuary is represented by a number of wooden carvings by anonymous masters. Two small terracotta fauns attributed to Clodion represents the Rococo trend. The collection of decorative arts includes late Gothic furniture, an assemblage of enameled Limoges plaques by Léonard Limosin, porcelain objets, Sèvres and Limoges dinner sets, Baccarat crystal, etc

Flemish and Dutch collection
The museum holds a small group of Early Netherlandish paintings, including works by Adriaen Isenbrandt (Madonna and Child in a landscape), Jan Provost (Madonna and Child with two angels) and a Madonna attributed to Mabuse. Most part of the paintings in the collection, however, are by 17th century Flemish and Dutch masters. The Dutch School is represented by landscapes, portraits and still lifes by artists as Govaert Flinck, Gerard ter Borch, Hercules Seghers, Philips Wouwerman, Pieter Steenwyck and Guillaume Dubois, besides miniatures by Jan Glauber and prints by Rembrandt. The Flemish school is represented by landscapes of Hermann Naiwinx and Jodocus de Momper and a mythological scene by Hendrick van Balen.[12]

English collection
Aside from the Portrait of Lady Jane Grey, painted in Mannerist style and dated 1553, the English painting collection consists of 18th century portraits. One of the highlights of is the study for the Portrait of Lady Caroline by Joshua Reynolds, whose final version is displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Also important is the Portrait of Mrs. Williams as Saint Cecilia by Thomas Lawrence. The collection also includes Portrait of a Man and a Landscape by Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Mr. Hylar by Lemuel Francis Abbott, Portrait of Mr. Critchley by George Romney and Portrait of a Young Lady by John Hoppner.[13]

The decorative arts segment includes an important assemblage of silverware dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, bearing hallmarks of the leading silversmiths of each period, as well as a number of 17th and 18th furniture itens.[13]




The National Historical Museum of Brazil/Rio (Portuguese: Museu Histórico Nacional), was created in 1922, and possesses over 287,000 items, among of which the largest numismatic collection of Latin America.

Museu da Chácara do Céu/Rio


Artworks by Picasso,Matisse, Modigliani, Degas, Seurat,Monet, Miró;

Marine | Monet




there is also the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art who lost artworks by Picasso,Miró,Dalí,Ernst etc in a fire , still there are a lot of brazilian main artist( Cândido Portinari, Tarsila do Amaral, Lasar Segall, Di Cavalcanti etc )

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I liked the Cairo Museum.
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Its anything but a Museum...a more correct description would be a Christian Fantasy for Nutters.....

Anyway, MONA in Hobart, Tasmania opens this month. The creator (a gambling millionaire) has spent a lot on it and it will hold his $100 million private art collection! Article from the Hobart Mercury newspaper.

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ARTS philanthropist David Walsh hopes to blow some artistic minds with what he describes as a "subversive adult 'Disneyland' ".

The multi-millionaire will open the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA, on January 21 with a three-day festival of art, theatre and entertainment.

But this art party will not be open to just anyone - at least not on the first night.

An exclusive guest list of 2500 people will be compiled from an online ballot for the MONA festival's opening "crash" party on January 21, though guests won't get the chance to see inside the museum until the 22nd.

Instead, guests for this MONA party will be treated to performances from a mix of local and international acts, including a performance piece from Swiss artist Roman Singer.

Mr Walsh promises a "provoking and challenging" exhibit once MONA's doors are flung open.

MONA is the result of a $75 million investment by Mr Walsh.

The subterranean facility will become Australia's largest private museum.

"The museum is my soapbox and I've got one hell of a microphone," Mr Walsh said.

The opening exhibition, Monanism, will feature about 400 pieces.

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1st, and by far - Hermitage, St. Petersburg
2nd - Musee d'Orsay, Paris
3rd - British Museum, London
4th - Forbidden City, Beijing
5th - National Historical Museum, Rio de Janeiro
6th - Museo del Oro, Bogota
7th - American Museum of Natural History, New York
8th - Imperial Museum, Petrópolis
9th - Louvre, Paris
10th - Metropolitan, New York
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The best painting museum of no-stolen art, is El Prado
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