Doge’s Palace, also known as Palazzo Ducale in Italian, is one of the most visited museums in the world. This beautiful building has Venetian Gothic style and is located in Venice, Italy, in the Piazza San Marco 1. This impressive building is full of history.
The castle was built between the 10th and 11th century and suffered several fires and restores. Then, it became the center of political life and public administration during the Venetian Republic. After the fall of this republic, the castle started to decay.
Venice is a city located northeastern Italy with a total area of 414.57 km2. After being under several administrations, the Italian Government became the owner of the building and ordered in 1923 that this building was going to be used as a public museum. In 1966, the Dodge’s Palace became part of the Civic Museums of Venice network.
Camillo Tonini is the name of the current director of this art museum. Inside the museum, you can find several exhibitions and events to assist while you are visiting this beautiful city. The opening hours of this museum are from April, 1st to October, 31st, from 8:30 am to 7 pm and from November, 1st to March, 31st, from 8:30 am to 5:40 pm.
Tate is a museum in London that is considered one of the most visited in the world. These museums have an impressive collection of British art from 1900 to 2014 and some international collections.
The actual director of the Tate Modern is Chris Dercon and is located in Bankside, London. If you ever decide to visit London, check these impressive museums with several galleries to visit.
Sir Henry Tate is who inspired the creation of the first of four galleries that compose this museum. That’s right, four galleries to visit with so much history on it that you are not going to leave quick.
The four galleries are:
Previously known as the National Gallery of British Art, was established in 1987. In 1932, the gallery changed its name to “Tate Gallery” and in 2000 was finally names “Tate Britain”. This one is located in Millbank, London.
It is the second established in 1988. This one is located in Albert Dock, Liverpool, England and the director Is Francesco Maraconda.
Tate St Ives
It is located in a small Cornish town on the southwest coast. This one was established in 1993 and the illumination characteristics make this museum a must visit place.
It is the more recent. This one was established in 2000 and is a modern art gallery located in Bankside, London.
Vatican City, a territory that is inside the city of Rome and has a total area of 44 hectares, is one of the most visited places in the word. Inside this city, you can find several museums and those are considered some of the most visited museums in the world.
The Vatican Museums were established in 1506 and those are located in the boundaries of the city. The museums and collections you can visit in this amazing city are:
- Gregorian Egyptian Museum
- Gregorian Etruscan Museum
- Classical Antiquities Museums
- Pro – Christian Museum
- Ceramics (18th- 19th century)
- Miniature Mosaics
- Collection of Contemporary Art
- Ethnological Museum
- Sacred Museum
- Uniforms, Arms, Papals Berlins
Vatican Museum Staircase
Vatican Palaces are also important places to visit. However, it is actually at the museums you can learn about thousands of year of important history and appreciate some of the most important collections in the world. Exhibitions are always available so be aware of the calendar to enjoy all the amazing exhibitions that these museums have to offer!
Antonio Paolucci is the actual director of the museums. In each one of them you can find important things to see and appreciate. Visit these museums and have an unforgettable day of history at the Vatican Museums, where you can find some of the most important sculptures, structures and collection of arts of the world.
British Museum is the name of one of the most visited museums in the world. This place is located in Great Russell Street in London, United Kingdom, and it was established 261 years ago in 1753. This museum is dedicated to human history and culture so if you ever decide to visit London, enter this museum and watch one of the largest collections of art in the world. This museum also presents exhibitions and tours for you to really enjoy the visit.
Sir Hans Sloane (1660 – 1753) was a British physician, naturalist and collector that died on January, 1953. Over his lifetime, he collected more than 71,000 invaluable objects that he wanted to preserve so he bequeathed this collection to King George II. The King accepted this gift and through an Act of Parliament, the British Museum was established in 1753. The museum finally opened in 1759. With the past of the years, this museum has been expanded several times.
“Ancient Lives, New Discoveries” is the name of one of the exhibitions that is open right now and it will be open until November, 30th. In the official website of the museum, you can check the prices and make reservations for the events. The British Museum is open from 10:00 to 17:30 and during Fridays; the closing time is extended to 20:30 and the entry is free.
Louvre Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world. This house full of art is located in the capital city of France, Paris, and has recorded more than 8 million visitors per year since 2007. The New York Daily News declared the most-visited museum in the world. The Louvre was established in 1792.
Some of the important collections located inside this museum are:
- Mona Lisa made by Leonardo da Vinci
- Venus de Milo made by Alexandros of Antioch
- The Lacemaker made by Johannes Vermeer
- The Rape of the Sabine Romen made by Nicolas Poussin
- Woman with a Mirror made by Tiziano Vecellio
- Seashore by Moonlight made by Caspar David Friedrich
Jean-Luc Martinez is the director of this museum. Inside of the Louvre you can find the work of many important artists and enjoy exhibitions and events in and outside the Louvre. To check the dates of exhibitions and events, enter the official website of the museum and plan a great day at the Louvre.
Marie-Laure de Rochebrune is the name of the actual curator of the museum. The opening hours and working days of the Louvre are:
- Every day, except Thursday
- From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Wednesdays and Fridays, Louvre Museum is open until 9:45 pm
France is one of the countries with most beautiful places to visit were you can appreciate art.
Rouen Museum of Fine Arts
One of those places is the Rouen Museum of Fine Arts, located in the city of Rouen, northern of France. The building is a beautiful structure that was built between 1880 and 1888 and was founded in 1801 by Napoleon I. The architect that built this breath taking museum is Louis Sauvageot. In it, you can find invaluable pieces of art from the XV century until now.
Rubens, Diego Velazquez, Delacroix and Corot are some of the painters that have their work in collected in this museum. Expositions are almost always schedule so if you visit France, add this museum in your “to do” list and spend a day appreciating art from the important artists that made history with their work.
Esplanade Marcel-Duchamp Entrée handicapés 26, rue Lecanuet 76000 Rouen is where this museum is located. The entry fee is 5 € and the museum is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
In June, several expositions are already scheduled but to check more expositions, enter the official website of the museum:
- Exposition Cathedrales 1789 – 1914: un mythe modern (June, 5; June, 6)
- Les XXE et XXIE siecles: art moderne et art contemporain (Jun, 7)
Museums are usually exhibiting great art of some worldwide recognized artist getting thousands of visitors by year. Some artists decided to build a new museum concept around the world with the idea of showing a different point of view of arts, creating the 10 weirdest museums around the world:
- Currywurst Museum, Berlin
- Parasite Museum, Tokyo
- Museum of Funeral Carriages, Barcelona
- Dog Collar Museum, Leeds Castle, Kent
- Phallus Museum, Iceland
- Paris Sewers Museum, Paris
- The Museum of Bad Art, Boston
- Museum of Witchcraft, Cornwall
- Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, Rome
- Torture Museum, Amsterdam
Strange Places for Art Galleries
Art Galleries are usually located in greatest location or important museums. Artist like the Photographer Andreas Frank or Sam Pulitzer and Mathieu Malouf try to take art to unexpected places to make the experience enjoin the art in 10 strange places for Art Galleries:
- Nashville’s Smallest Art Gallery (NSAG)
- William Gallery, New York
- Art on Track, Chicago
- The Boston Museums of Fine Art
- Redemption Gallery, Michigan
- Shoebox L.A.
- The Homeless Museum of Art, New York
- Bosnian Nuclear Bunker, Yugoslavia
- The Underbelly, Paris
- The Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface, Florida