AMERICAN MUSEUMS: THE FIVE MOST LOVED MUSEUMS IN THE USA
American museums. The USA is a big country where there are some of the most visited museums in the world, according to the annual list compiled by “The Art Newspaper” published last May.
But it is the annual list compiled by TripAdvisor that tells us what the visitors think about the museums.
Every year a list is compiled calculating the quantity and the quality of museum reviews.
In this post you’ll find the list of the best five museums recommended by visitors.
N.1 – THE MET
At the top of the list there’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York with a huge amount of good reviews.
You should visit it because: it houses the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities after that of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo. In addition, the museum features the largest exhibition of Dutch art, including masterpieces by Vermeer and by Rembrandt, and a large collection of weapons and armours.
N.2 – THE ART INSTITUTE of CHICAGO
The Art Institute of Chicago– its building was designed in 1893 and it is the most important museum for modern and contemporary art lovers in the USA.
You should visit it because: here you can admire the best examples of international art, including masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and the famous “American Gothic” by Grant Wood.
N.3 – THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM of NEW ORLEANS
The National World War II Museum of New Orleans– it’s the National Museum dedicated to World War II.
You should visit it because: it focuses on the role played by the USA in the Liberation of Europe, through an interactive exhibit, and houses a one-of-a-kind collection of military aircraft, a photo gallery and videos about the D-Day, the day of Normandy landing.
N.4 – THE GETTY CENTER in LOS ANGELES
The Getty Centre in Los Angeles– it’s not only a museum, but also a cultural citadel on Los Angeles Hills.
You should visit it because: it’s an architecture masterpiece housing the most important art collection in the USA, with works coming from Europe and North America, from medieval age to nowadays, including the bronze statue “Venus and Cupid” by the Italian sculptor Jacopo Sansovino.
N.5 – SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM – WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C– it’s the most popular museum among the Smithsonian museums in the USA.
You should visit it because: it houses the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world, and it’s a research centre into history, science of aviation and spaceflight, and planetary science.