Friday, June 18, 2010

Historical List: Every Museum I've Ever Been To

Going to museums is one of my favorite things to do. For the purposes of this list I'm not including historic houses - like Graceland and Monticello. I might be missing one or two from Washington DC and possibly Portland, OR, from the early days of my traveling adventures. And yes, I did cheat and count MOMA pre-renovation and post-renovation as 2 places, but I needed that NYC list to be a nice round number.

  1. MOMA, pre-renovation
  2. MOMA, post-renovation
  3. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  4. Whitney Museum of American Art
  5. Brooklyn Museum of Art
  6. Frick Collection
  7. Morgan Library
  8. Studio Museum in Harlem
  9. Neue Museum
  10. New Museum
  11. The Cloisters
  12. Cooper Hewitt Museum
  13. Guggenheim Museum
  14. Museum of Jewish Heritage
  15. Museum of the American Indian
  16. International Center of Photography
  17. American Folk Art Museum
  18. Jewish Museum
  19. PS 1 Contemporary Art Center
  20. American Museum of Natural History
  1. Brooks Museum of Art
  2. Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  3. National Civil Rights Museum
  4. National Ornamental Metal Museum
  5. Art Museum at the University of Memphis
  6. Pink Palace Museum
  7. Rock & Soul Museum
  8. Mud Island River Park and Museum
Everywhere Else:
  1. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
  2. Frist Art Center, Nashville, TN
  3. State Museum, Nashville, TN
  4. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  5. John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
  6. Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
  7. Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL
  8. Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  9. Art Institute of Chicago Museum, Chicago, IL
  10. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
  11. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  12. Mid America Science Museum, Hot Springs, AR
  13. Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
  14. Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum, Greenwood, MS
  15. St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
  16. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  17. Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco
  18. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  19. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
  20. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  21. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  22. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  23. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  24. Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
  25. Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
  26. Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  27. The Louvre, Paris, France
  28. Rodin Museum, Paris
  29. Centre Pompidou, Paris
  30. Musee d'Orsay, Paris
  31. Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
  32. Palazzo Pitti, Florence Italy
  33. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
  34. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
  35. Reina Sofia, Madrid
  36. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
  37. Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Sante Fe, NM
  38. Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO
  39. Museum at Crazy Horse (The Indian Museum of North America), Custer, SD
  40. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
  41. Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
  42. International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum, Canastota, NY
  43. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  44. Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  45. New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  46. Louisiana State Museum/Old US Mint, New Orleans, LA


Melissa Dunn said...

Great list, Elizabeth.

Just think how many people live their entire lives never stepping foot into a museum? I would be very surprised, for example, if any of my grandparents ever did.

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