|Great American Museums|
Some artists leave remarkable things which, a 100 years later, don’t work at all. I have left my mark; my work is hung in museums, but maybe one day the Tate Gallery or the other museums will banish me to the cellar… you never know.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street - metmuseum.org
The “Met” is a universal museum: every category of art in every known medium from every part of the world during every epoch of recorded time is represented here and thusperciò available for contemplation or study, not in isolation but in comparison with other times, other cultures, and other media. It was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizenscittadini, included businessmen and financiers, as well as leadingmaggiori artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art.
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art (New York)
11 West 53rd Street btw(abbreviation of “between”) - fra. 5th and 6th Avenue - moma.org
The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grownè cresciuta to include more than 100,000 artworks. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York)
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street - guggenheim.org/new-york
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarkspunti di riferimento, capisaldi. The permanent exhibition houses a collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and Contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Walking the spiral walkway toward the domecupola above, it’s possible to view works from artists of the 19th and 20th century including: Brancusi, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Klee, Leger, Miró, Picasso, and Van Gogh.
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
465 Huntington Avenue - mfa.org
With a collection of 450,000 objects, the MFA ownspossiede some of the rarest and most important artistic treasures in the world. At every turn, there are breathtakingmozzafiato works of art, from masters of American painting to the icons of Impressionism; from exquisite Asian scrolls to Egyptian mummies. You can explore the collection in person or online - you never know what you might find!
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco)
151 Third Street - sfmoma.org
It opened in 1935 as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. The museum has in its collection important works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp and Ansel Adams, among others. The cinema series Art in Cinema was started at SFMOMA in 1946 by filmmaker Frank Stauffacher. Annually, the museum hostsospita more than twenty exhibitions and over three hundred educational programs.
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles)
1200 Getty Center Drive and 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades - getty.edu/museum
The newest Getty Museum, which opened in 1997 on a hilltopin cima a una collina in the Santa Monica mountains, draws as much attention for its architecture as the art within. Its sleeklucente off-white buildings, designed by Richard Meier, house European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The enameledsmaltato metal and travertine structures cost about a billion dollars to construct.
The museum is divided into Getty Center and Getty Villa sites. The Getty Villa in Malibu is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, and serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarshipsborse di studio, research, and public programs.
It was created for the people of the United States of America by a jointcomune resolution of Congress accepting the gift of financier, public servant, and art collector Andrew W. Mellon in 1937.
European and American paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts
The strongest collection is the Italian Renaissance collection, which includes two panels from Duccio's Maestà, the great tondo of the Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi, a Botticelli on the same subject, Giorgione's Allendale Nativity, Bellini's The Feast of the Gods, the only Leonardo painting in the Americas, and significant groups of works by Titian and Raphael. However, the other European collections include examples of the work of many of the great masters of western painting, including Grünewald, Cranach the Elder, Van der Weyden, Durer, Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya, Ingres, and Delacroix, among otherstra gli altri. The collection of sculpture and decorative arts is not quite as rich as this, but includes such works as the Chalice of Abbot Suger of St-Denis and a superb collection of work by Rodin and Degas.
A fixturepunto fisso (fig.) in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park since 1895, the De Young replaced its original building two years ago-with a modern, copper-cladrivestita di rame structure designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco. The angular façade still houses the same formidable collection: American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.
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