Art Destinations across the World
One thing that remains timeless throughout the world is art, and people’s love for it. Galleries and Museums across the world have allowed us to see the world’s most amazing works of art many, many years after creation. Whether you’re an artist yourself, a collector, or simply an art lover, there are seemingly unlimited possibilities around the world of places you can visit to view the most famous art in history.
One of these places is the De Young Museum in San Francisco, California. This historic museum opened as a Fine Arts Building in 1894 and has since grown and expanded to include many exhibits, collections, and artifacts steeped in art history. Inside De Young are 3 different levels, all boasting collections including American art, Native American art, Art of Oceania, African Art, and a breathtaking sculpture garden. There’s even an observatory that astonishes you with panoramic views of San Francisco and the historic landmarks that reside there. Make sure you check these printable vouchers for the De Young Museum to get a discount off the entrance fee. Saving a little bit of money will surely only make the experience that much more enjoyable.
The Musee du Louvre in Paris is definitely a wanted attraction for art lovers all over the world. It houses nearly 400,000 historical items of art and famed artifacts in its permanent collection. This renowned collection includes the Venus De Milo and the Mona Lisa. With such commemorated items in its collection, it’s no wonder that 8 million people a year make The Louvre the most visited museum in the world. Aside from the art, the Louvre has to restaurants in side of it – the Cafes De La Pyramide, and the Cafe Marly. There’s truly no better experience for any art enthusiast to say they’ve not only visited the Louvre and seen all of the historical pieces, but also dined on some delicious French cuisine inside of it.
The British Museum in London is another excellent spot for checking out art. What’s really great about the British Museum is that it is free to enter and tour, and has been since its inception in 1753. The British Museum is dedicated to human culture and history. Among the largest museums in the world, it boasts over 8 million pieces of art! The art is from all over the world, and documents the history of human culture, from the beginnings until present day, spanning over two million years. Over 6 million people a year visit the British Museum. Some of the world-renowned objects inside include Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone, and Parthenon sculptures. Aside from the enormous permanent collection, special exhibits and displays are offered year-round. Although entrance is free, make sure to bring a little spending money with you if you plan on buying some souvenirs in the gift shop.
These historic and loved places are just a small few of the many, many galleries and museums all across the globe. If there are any specific pieces you would like to see, be sure to do your research and find out where certain pieces are on display. Most importantly, take your time when visiting these museums, or any museums – You’ll want to remember these sights for the rest of your life.