Fifty Nifty Art Museums

Today is the first day of my last semester of college. Well, undergrad at least.

But WOW it’s been a crazy ride. I can’t wait to see what this year will bring: the semester, GRADUATING, my first job-hunting summer with a Bachelor’s degree, and (cue the anxiety) Grad school applications.

I’ve learned a lot so far in my academic career. But I’ve also learned a lot from just looking. I’m serious.

You know that phrase people say when a picture isn’t that good? “Photos don’t do it justice.” Well it’s the same with art.

Going to art museums and just simply looking at a real painting can teach you so much. You get a better feel of the texture and colors, for one, which pictures usually mess up. And by getting a little more personal with a work of art can help you recognize patterns of brushwork specific to an artist, or little details you just couldn’t see in your textbook.

This is obviously important and critical for any art historian, but I am mentioning it now because I recently just visited my 50th art museum.


And I am so happy that #50 was a small museum in Hannover, Germany (where my best friend lives) that houses a lot of works by female arists- I’ll definitely write a post on that one.

I’ve just barely scratched the surface when it comes to art museums, and I have so many on my list, but I feel so lucky to have attended so many thus far.



Here’s my list- in no particular order- of all the museums I’ve visited!


  1. San Diego Museum of Art
  2. Timken Museum of Art
  3. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  4. Art Institute of Chicago
  5. Milwaukee Museum of Art
  6. J. Paul Ghetty Museum
  7. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  8. National Museum of Mexican Art
  9. Museum of Modern Art, New York
  10. The Metropolitan Museum
  11. The Brooklyn Museum
  12. The Whitney
  13. The British Museum
  14. Scottish National Gallery
  15. Oriental Institute Museum
  16. The Neues Gallerie
  17. The Guggenheim, New York
  18. The Uffizi Gallery
  19. Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
  20. Museo Novecento, Firenze
  21. Museo Novecento, Milano
  22. Il Cenacolo
  23. Castello Sforzesco
  24. Pinacoteca di Brera
  25. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
  26. National Gallery, London
  27. The Courtauld Institute of Arts
  28. Tate Modern
  29. Museo San Marco
  30. Bargello Museum
  31. Musee du Louvre
  32. Musee d’Orsay
  33. Centre Pompidou
  34. L’Orangerie
  35. Vatican Museums
  36. Museo Archaeologico di Firenze
  37. Borghese Gallery
  38. The Reijksmuseum
  39. The Van Gogh Museum
  40. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia
  41. Palazzo Ducale, Urbino
  42. Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica
  43. Palazzo Barberini
  44. Palazzo Pitti
  45. Galleria dell’Accademia
  46. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano
  47. Palazzo Reale
  48. Casa di Michelangelo
  49. Museo Poldo PezzoliMuseo Poldo Pezzoli
  50. Sprengel Museum


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