Many people love going to art museums and galleries when they travel to new or famous places. If you love art and enjoy going to see it, here are some museums and artists to look out for in your travels.
Classical Art & Museums
When most people think of art, they think of famous painters such as Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt and the like. There are countless other artists, however, that are not as well-known, or known only for a certain type of art such as portraiture or scenery. Some names to explore in this category might be Franz Xaver Winterhalter and Eugene De Blaas. If you love classical artwork, consider arranging your travel schedule so that you will be near a museum with a collection featuring this kind of work, such as the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Modern Art & Museums
Modern art has a plethora of styles and artists. For many people, however, the term instantly brings to mind abstract painters such as Picasso, Marc Chagall, Mondrian and Jackson Pollack. If you want to explore this subject on a deeper level, there are famous modern art museums all around the world where you can see works from equally great artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Ruben Nieto artist and others. Some famous museums include the Guggenheim in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
Ancient Art & Museums
Perhaps your tastes lie in a completely different direction and you enjoy seeing the wonders of the ancient world. If so, you’ll appreciate the collections at renowned museums such as The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, Egypt, The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia and the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece.
The next time your travels take you to a new place, make a point of visiting the local art museums, even if they are not famous. You never know when you might find a hidden gem that becomes the highlight of your trip!