Tag Archives: Painting

Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco

Grand in form and content yet still intimate and inviting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor features an impressive and wide ranging collection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative objects and archaeological artifacts spanning 6,000 years of human history. Famed for its holdings of the work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin in particular […]

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York or MoMA is the most comprehensive and extensive museum of modern art in the world.  Established in 1929 with the goal of helping people enjoy and understand contemporary art, its permanent collection dating from the late nineteenth century to the […]

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Whitney Museum of American Art – New York

Sculptor and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created the Whitney Museum of American Art because she believed it was necessary to establish an American museum dedicated exclusively to art by living artists in the United States. After the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then the Museum of Modern Art both rejected her attempts to donate her […]

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Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) – Paris

The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris is the most visited museum in the world and for good reason. With more than 35,000 works of art on display ranging from paintings and sculptures to decorative objects and archaeological treasures, it is truly one of the greatest repositories of human artistic achievement anywhere on the […]

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Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) – Paris

For lovers of Impressionism, a pilgrimage to the Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) is absolutely essential.  Keeper of the largest public collection, 94 paintings plus 29 drawings, pastels and watercolors by Claude Monet, the movement’s founder and source of inspiration, the works include 1873’s seminal “Impression: Sunrise” from which the revolutionary school of artists […]

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M.H. de Young Museum – San Francisco

The M.H. de Young Museum is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier fine arts museum with a collection totaling more than 27,000 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative objects dating from 1670 to the present day.  Located at the heart of the city’s Golden Gate Park, the museum was established in 1895 and is […]

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The Frick Collection – New York

Visiting the Frick Collection is like traveling back in time to the Gilded Age at the dawn of the twentieth century.  Housed in the one of the last remaining Fifth Avenue mansions that characterized the opulence of that bygone era, the art collection and the landmark building itself stand as a testimony to the aesthetic […]

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Brooklyn Museum – New York

As the second largest museum in New York after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum boasts a vast collection of more than 1.5 million works of art, thousands of which are displayed in a gracious Beaux-Arts landmark overlooking Prospect Park. Embracing the inherent diversity of the global experience, the museum focuses […]

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Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) – Paris

Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) Holding a collection of approximately 45,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years representing the cultures of Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, the Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) exhibits what is considered the largest and finest collection of Asian art outside of Asia.  Housed in a […]

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The Cloisters – New York

A branch museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, The Cloisters is set within the leafy confines of Fort Tyron Park overlooking the Hudson River in far Northern Manhattan. Complete with a collection of two thousand objects consisting of paintings, sculpture, icons, religious artifacts and ritual […]

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Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco

Grand in form and content yet still intimate and inviting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor features an […]

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York or MoMA is the most […]

Whitney Museum of American Art – New York

Sculptor and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created the Whitney Museum of American Art because she believed it was necessary to […]

Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) – Paris

As home to the most treasured and comprehensive collection of the works of renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin, the Rodin […]

Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) – Paris

The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris is the most visited museum in the world and for good reason. […]

Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) – Paris

For lovers of Impressionism, a pilgrimage to the Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) is absolutely essential.  Keeper of the […]