Our Favorite 40 Museums – Part 2

We’ve found one of the best ways to study art is to see it in person, which we’ve written about in this post. As we continue to celebrate our gallery’s fortieth year in business we encourage you to go out and explore some of these fabulous museums.

*Note this list of museums is not in any particular order. To read about some of the other museums on our list click here for Part 1, here for Part 3 and here for Part 4 of our favorite museums series.

11. Philadelphia Museum of Art One of the largest museums in the US, the Philadelphia Museum of Art grew out of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition art gallery at America’s first World’s Fair. Their collections showcase impressionist, decorative and modern arts, an extensive collection of arms and armor, as well as significant textile and costume holdings. Artworks by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and Philadelphian born painter Thomas Eakins are featured. The museum buildings themselves are works of art so make sure to allow time to explore the outside of the museum as well.

Irene Rice Pereira Two Triangles

Irene Rice Pereira “Two Triangles” from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

12. Bowdoin College Museum of Art A gem of a college museum located in Brunswick, Maine includes in their holdings American and European paintings and sculpture, decorative arts,  and works on paper. The museum’s print collection was recently enhanced through a generous gift of over 1,500 works.  Continue reading