MUSEUMS IN THE U.S. & EUROPE I'VE VISITED
Numbered, but in no particular order.
- 1.Alte Pinakothek, MunichI never really appreciated the German Renaissance painters before. It's not all about you, Italy. (Ok, I'm just saying that because I have not had the opportunity to go to Italy yet.)
- 2.Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, VaduzMore interesting sculptures of people than Rodan in Paris, housed inside (and next to) an ultra-modern building. My father's favorite part of the museum was the staircase. (There's an elevator, but why use that?)
- 3.British Museum, LondonLocated in a slightly less touristy part of the city. 3 words: the Rosetta Stone. Yes, just a rock with a lot of small writing. It makes me appreciate modern communication.
- 4.Musée d'Orsay, ParisSuch a light-filled Beaux Art train station makes the perfect architectural accompaniment. If you like Impressionists, this is the place to be.
- 5.National Museum of Natural History, Washington DCDioramas, anyone? I was fascinated by these rooms as a kid.
- 6.Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VAFree and open 365 days per year, there is great local art as well as a good amount of ancient Egyptian and Greek artifacts.
- 7.La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, Los Angeles, CADinosaurs!
- 8.Denver Art Museum, Denver, COIt's not just Cowboys and horses anymore.