This world tour of modern art museums starts with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. This unique place is in a former train station inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Incredible artworks by highly known authors such as Van Gogh with the famous Starry Night on the Rhône and La sieste, Monet and his stunning ►
This world tour of modern art museums starts with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. This unique place is in a former train station inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Incredible artworks by highly known authors such as Van Gogh with the famous Starry Night on the Rhône and La sieste, Monet and his stunning painting Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, and also Cézanne, Degas, Courbet, Garner, and Guimard, among others, are exhibited. On the museum's top floor, the large old clock is a relic of the time that will undoubtedly charm you. Also, consider taking a trip to the largest museum of modern art in Europe at the Centre Pompidou to contemplate the works of Frida Kahlo, Matisse, Metzinger, and Kandinsky. In Europe, it is possible to visit the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the Spanish Basque Country. Its waterfront location is an excellent place for getaways. Its interior is so vast that it can house large-scale artwork designed for the museum. It also highlights great artists from around the world regularly. Tourists can see giant sculptures by Richard Serra, The Spider by Louise Bourgeois, the big dog Puppy dressed in flowers, or the works of artists such as Jeff Koons, Rothko, and Andy Warhol. At the Guggenheim Bilbao, pop art, minimalism, and postmodern art are in the spotlight. In Madrid, Spain, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is a place not to be missed. It is famous for room 206, highlighting Picasso's expression of horror at the consequences of the war. This place is also full of timeless works of art, such as the pieces of Dali and Joan Miro.
Nevertheless, modern art lovers like to contemplate the Reclining Figure of the great Francis Bacon. An impressive collection of sculptures is also present. In London, the Tate Modern is a gallery space in the city's heart, very close to St. Paul's Cathedral. The most incredible element of this former power plant is the Turbine Hall which includes a five-story space where you will find the works of Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali. In Amsterdam, you must go to the Stedelijk Museum to admire an impressive collection of art, sculpture, and photography by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Roy Lichtenstein, and Damien Hirst. Right next door, there is the excellent Van Gogh Museum. A journey through time is essential through the art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries at MoMA in New York. This museum of modern art is a beautiful place that highlights very influential works of the twentieth century. It is also one of the emblematic attractions of the Big Apple and is easily placed in the category of the best modern art museums in the world. Its first exhibition series was devoted to Van Gogh's works, such as Dali's The Persistence of Memory, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Monet with the Water Lily Triptych. In New York, you also have to visit the Guggenheim Museum, the cousin of the Guggenheim Bilbao. The architecture of the building itself is a true masterpiece of the genius Frank Gehry, and it becomes even more charming for lovers of cubism. Launched by Picasso and Georges Braques, this new craze for modern art has become well anchored in history with the contribution of other artists such as Jean Metzinger and his painting Femme à l'Eventail or Albert Gleizes and Fernand Léger.
Then, in Tokyo, MOMAT is a great place to experience modern art in Japan. This museum presents the masterpieces of Japanese artists of the early twentieth century. More than 13,000 include paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and videos. In Beijing, it is essential to go to the National Museum of China, which will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of Chinese civilization with an incredible exhibition of ceramics, calligraphy, jade, or bronze pieces. In the Southern Hemisphere, the Museum of Contemporary Art awaits you in Australia with a diverse collection of all art forms, from painting, photography, and sculptures steeped in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. In addition, some renowned artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, and Frida Kahlo have their museums. In Picasso's case, there are four in Spain, three in France, and one in Germany. Five thousand creations are exhibited in these different museums. To admire Frida Kahlo's designs, you must go to Mexico City. It is both a house museum and an art museum. ◄