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21 Must-See Art Museums in America
The Broad is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

1. The Broad

9.4
221 S Grand Ave (at 2nd St), Los Angeles, CA
Kunstmuseum · Bunker Hill · 158 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum, The Broad (rhymes with “road”), houses Eli and Edythe Broad’s formerly private collection of over 2,000 works of modern art from the 1950s to present day. Mehr erfahren.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.6
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York City, NY
Kunstmuseum · Central Park · 1921 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: After a major renovation, “the Met” reopened its Islamic Wing, showcasing tapestries, decorative objects, and an entire room from eighteenth-century Damascus. Mehr erfahren.

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

3. Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

8.8
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York City, NY
Kunstmuseum · Carnegie Hill · 569 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The museum is open late on Saturdays and offers a “Pay What You Wish” admission from 5:45-7:45 p.m., but note that it can get quite crowded. Mehr erfahren.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

4. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

9.3
11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York City, NY
Kunstmuseum · Midtown East · 1883 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Don’t miss the outdoor sculpture garden, which features works by Picasso, Miró, and Giacometti, as well as a Paris subway entrance by Hector Guimard. Mehr erfahren.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

5. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

9.5
5905 Wilshire Blvd (at S Ogden Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Kunstmuseum · Mid-City West · 442 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Continuously growing and expanding, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum on the West Coast, containing some 120,000 objects that span ancient history to modern times. Mehr erfahren.

J. Paul Getty Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

6. J. Paul Getty Museum

9.5
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Kunstmuseum · Brentwood · 502 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The art collection is divided between the buildings by time period, and the Getty’s collection of eighteenth-century French decorative arts is especially renowned. Mehr erfahren.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

7. The Art Institute of Chicago

9.6
111 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe St & Jackson Dr), Chicago, IL
Kunstmuseum · Grant Park · 668 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Don’t miss the museum’s celebrated Chagall stained-glass windows, which have been restored and are on view in the Arthur Rubloff building. Mehr erfahren.

Museum der Schönen Künste is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

8. Museum der Schönen Künste

9.4
(Museum of Fine Arts)
465 Huntington Ave (at Museum Rd), Boston, MA
Kunstmuseum · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 295 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Beaux-Arts building of the Museum of Fine Arts contains an impressive collection of American works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. Mehr erfahren.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

9. Museum of Fine Arts Houston

9.4
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX
Kunstmuseum · The Museum District · 129 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The MFAH covers world cultures, including art of the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Be sure to check out the sculpture garden with works by Rodin, Matisse, and Giacometti. Mehr erfahren.

Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

10. Philadelphia Museum of Art

9.3
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Kunstmuseum · West Philadelphia · 304 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The collection covers all major periods and styles, but it's the modern collection that is especially notable, including the world’s largest collection of works by Marcel Duchamp. Mehr erfahren.

National Gallery of Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

11. National Gallery of Art

9.5
6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Kunstmuseum · Northwest Washington · 148 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Located on the National Mall, the National Gallery of Art was founded in the 1930s. Insider tip: The sculpture garden touts an ice rink in the winter and free jazz concerts in the spring and summer. Mehr erfahren.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

12. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9.5
151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Kunstmuseum · SoMa · 237 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The museum has an extensive collection of 20th century art, from Fauvism and Cubism to Pop Art, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism. SFMOMA also boasts a notable collection of photography. Mehr erfahren.

Detroit Institute of Arts is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

13. Detroit Institute of Arts

9.5
5200 Woodward Ave (btwn E Kirby & Farnsworth), Detroit, MI
Kunstmuseum · Wayne State · 163 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Detroit Institute of Arts displays an impressive collection of African-American art, in addition to its holdings of American, European, Asian, African, Native American, and Islamic art. Mehr erfahren.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

14. The Cleveland Museum of Art

9.6
11150 East Blvd (at Wade Oval Dr), Cleveland, OH
Kunstmuseum · University Circle · 115 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Ohio’s major cultural attraction is the Cleveland Museum of Art, founded in 1913. Don’t miss Warhol’s Marilyn x 100 screen print. Mehr erfahren.

Dia:Beacon is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

15. Dia:Beacon

9.3
3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Kunstmuseum · 108 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: For contemporary art lovers, a trip to Dia:Beacon is considered a pilgrimage. It's easily reachable via the Metro-North Railroad from New York City. Mehr erfahren.

Rhode Island School of Design is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

16. Rhode Island School of Design

8.5
2 College St (Benefit Street), Providence, RI
Universität · College Hill · 6 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the leading art schools in the country, and its museum marks one of New England’s best art collections. Mehr erfahren.

The Frick Collection is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

17. The Frick Collection

9.2
1 E 70th St (at 5th Ave), New York City, NY
Kunstmuseum · Upper East Side · 212 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Walking into the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side feels like stepping back in time to nineteenth-century Paris. Special exhibits can be hard to get into; advance ticketing is recommended. Mehr erfahren.

Whitney Museum of American Art is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

18. Whitney Museum of American Art

9.3
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York City, NY
Kunstmuseum · Meatpacking District · 419 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a sculptor and collector, established the museum when the Metropolitan Museum of Art refused her donation of twentieth-century American art. Mehr erfahren.

de Young Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

19. de Young Museum

9.1
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA
Kunstmuseum · Golden Gate Park · 283 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Visitors can ascend the museum's 144-foot-high tower to admire San Francisco views from the observation room, free of charge. Mehr erfahren.

Smithsonian American Art Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

20. Smithsonian American Art Museum

9.2
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW), Washington, D.C.
Kunstmuseum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 86 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The museum includes folk art and crafts, decorative arts, and the largest collection of New Deal art and American Impressionist paintings. Visitors tend to adore the contemporary craft collection. Mehr erfahren.

Brooklyn Museum is one of 21 Must-See Art Museums in America.

21. Brooklyn Museum

9.4
200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Kunstmuseum · Prospect Park · 423 Tipps und Bewertungen

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: The Brooklyn Museum traces its roots back to 1823, almost fifty years before Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art was born. Its Egyptian collection is regularly ranked one of the best in the world. Mehr erfahren.