Sunday, March 02, 2008

Art & Museum Travel

As if we didn't already have enough reasons to travel....
According to the newly released annual list of the most popular museums in the world by Art Newspaper, first place goes to the Louvre in Paris. The most popular exhibition during 2007 was at the Tokyo National Museum in Japan. Drawing the most attention at that exhibition was Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Annunciation,” which was on loan from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
The top 20 most popular art museums in the world, as compiled by Art Newspaper:

  • Louvre, Paris
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Tate Modern, London
  • British Museum, London
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • Vatican Museums, Vatican City
  • National Gallery, London
  • Musee d’Orsay, Paris
  • Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  • National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Field Museum, Chicago
  • Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo
  • CaxiaForum Barcelona, Barcelona
  • Moscow Kremlin Museums, Moscow
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The British Museum, London