Trying to figure out the top 4 museums in the United States is more opinionated that it is real. After all, the total amount of museums in the U.S. is around 35,000. We don’t know anyone who has the time to create a formula and come up with the four best choices, but we will definitely give you some of the best options. Again, these are our choices alone, and are not in any order:
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most popular choices in the U.S. We would venture to say that they win by default, considering the amount of people that live in New York City, and all the tourists that reach NYC every year. However, there are amazing views that can’t be missed.
This location offers over 400,000 pieces to their collection. One of our personal favorites is the marble portrait of the emperor Augustus, dating back to A.D. 14-37. This stone sculpture has been around for over 2,000 years, and is considered a lifetime experience to see in person.
2. The Art Institute of Chicago
Personally we go to Chicago about once every 2 years, and have been to the Art Institute of Chicago eight times. Several of the expensive pieces of artwork are found at AIC, and there is something to be said about standing right in front of a $1,000,000 painting. Add in the extensive information regarding the history of the paintings and other pieces of artwork, you could literally stay here all day. Read More