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)
New York is probably one of the cities with more Art Galleries and Art Museums in the US. Recognized museums in this city are part of a set of places where art lovers enjoy of big exhibitions from the world greatests artists. Metropolitan Museum of Art is well known a an art place with collection features Greek, Roman, African, ancient Egyptian and Byzantine galleries, as well as modern American art, and paintings and sculptures of the European masters.
Washington DC is reference city in the US with approximately more that 20 art galleries and museums in the DC Area. National Gallery of Art, established in 1937 in National Mall, have an important collection of the primary art representations like Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon Bruce or Lessing J. Rosenwald. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, are part of the main collection of this Art Museum.
Los Angeles (California), Chicago (Illinois) and Boston (Massachusetts) can be named in the list of the most important Art Museums in the US.
Top 10 art museums in Europe
USA is not the only country that gives an important roll to the art. European art museums are very recognized for the art insdutry:
- Spain – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
- France – Louvre
- Australia – The Museum of Art History of Vienna
- England – British Museum
- France – The Musee d’Orsay
- Vatican City – The Vatican Museum
- Russia – The State Hermitage Museum
- Netherlans – Rijksmuseum
- Germany – Museum Island
- Russia – State Historical Museum