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The Best Cities for Art History

Anatoly Vanetik

· Anatoly Vanetik,art history,art history cities,travel

Whether an art lover or interested in art history and historical works of art, there are numerous locations around the world to visit. Travel to locations where some of the famous masters lived and performed their craft. See amazing pieces created hundreds of years ago by well-known artists that stand the test of time.

New York City, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum provide Americans and international guests the chance to witness 5,000 years of art history. The MoMA has permanent and traveling exhibits on display in three different locations. Visitors may see actual examples of armor worn by world rulers and soldiers during the Renaissance period. Gaze upon paintings created by many different famous painters and sculptures, including Rembrandt and Picasso. Explore Native American culture and traditions when seeing the wide array of sculptures, textiles, and paintings made by ancient people from the Americas. The vast collection of works displayed in various galleries of the Guggenheim includes Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and French pieces created by Degas, Gauguin, and Picasso among other artists.

Paris, France
The metropolis has many art museums and galleries. However, The Musee du Louvre is among the most widely-known institution in the world. The facility houses more than 35,000 pieces that include Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other works created by the historical master. Other spectacular pieces represent the masterpieces made by Donatello and Michelangelo. See the amazing detail on the coffins, pottery, and sculptures originating from ancient Egypt. Marvel at the adornments and jewels worn by pharaohs and the European affluent. The Musee d’Orsay contains the largest world collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. The galleries are filled with the artistic genius of Cezanne, Degas, and Van Gogh, along with other world masters.

Berlin, Germany
Visitors may enjoy modern art and the cityscape while strolling along the 1.3 kilometers that are known as the East Side Gallery. Building exteriors serve as the canvas where artists created hundreds of murals. The unique Museum Island features five different facilities that contain exhibits from Berlin and Byzantium to ancient Egypt. Historic highlights include the bust of Queen Nefertiti, the alter from Pergamon, and the Ishtar Gate. The Old National Gallery boasts works by Monet, Renoir, and Schinkel.

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