This page displays a list of the most important art museums in North America. Use the brief list on the right to go directly to the museums of a certain country. Links to museums open in a new tab

National Gallery of CanadaNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa - Exhibits one of the greatest collections of European paintings in North America, with works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Picasso or Pollock

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa - comprises over 160,000 photographic works, from the early 1960s to the present

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Houses a great collection of Canadian Art, as well as a good selection of European paintings, including Rubens and Van Gogh

Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal - Established in 1931, this Museum exhibits an interesting collection of Art, including a group of illustrations by Marc Chagall

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver - This dynamic and original Museum exhibits a large group of contemporary Art in a beautiful Neoclassical building

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City - Houses an impressive collection of Aztec and Mayan Art, including La Piedra del Sol (The Stone of the Sun)

National Museum of Arts, Mexico City - Founded in 1982, exhibits Mexican Art from 1550 to the present

New York

MetropolitanThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Arguably America's greatest museum. Its spectacular collection is especially strong in American painting and Egyptian Antiquities.

MOMAThe Museum of modern Art (MOMA), New York - Houses the world's best collection of modern Art, featuring masterworks as Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon or van Gogh's Starry night

GuggenheimThe Guggenheim Museum, New York - Designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Guggenheim Fundation has also important galleries in Bilbao, Venice, Berlin and Las Vegas.

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York - Houses an extensive collection of Art, specially strong in Egyptian antiquities and European paintings

The Frick Collection, New York - Exhibits a small but excellent collection of European paintings, including works by Titian, Rembrandt, Velázquez and Turner, among others

Withney Collection of American Art, New York - Houses more than 18,000 American works by American artists, including Hopper, Pollock and de Kooning

Neue Gallery, New York - Exhibits a great selection of modern paintings, including Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, and works by Kandinsky and Klee


Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the oldest and most respected Art institutions of North America. It has a sister museum in Japan, the Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston - Exhibits a great selection of European and American paintings. In 1990, three works by Rembrandt and a Vermeer were stolen from the Museum

The National Gallery of WashingtonThe National Gallery of Washington features a complete collection of painting from the 13th to the 20th century. Its "star sections" are the early Renaissance and the American painting

Phillips Collection, Washington - Exhibits a great selection of American paintings and one of the best collections of Impressionist Art in America

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington - While its main focus is the American Art, it also exhibits a good selection of European paintings, including Rembrandt, Delacroix and Monet

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington - One of the best collections of North American Art in the world, including works by Bierstadt, Hopper and Winslow Homer

Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia - One of the greatest Museums in North America, with a great collection of European Art. The building appeared in a famous scene in the film "Rocky"

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - One of the best collections of impressionist Art in America, including Cézanne's "La Montagne Sainte-Victoire" and Rousseau's "Surprise"

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore - Houses a quite complete collection of Art, including Egyptian artifacts and old masters paintings

Museum of Art, Baltimore - Exhibits European (including Rembrandt's 'Titus') and American (Cole's 'La Vachère') painting, as well as precolumbian and tribal art

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo - Exhibits one of the best collections of modern and contemporary Art in the United States

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford - The oldest Museum in the U.S. houses a great selection of European paintings, including Caravaggio's "St. Francis in Ecstasy"

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown - The highlight of its collections are the works by the impressionists, such as 'Rouen Cathedral' by Monet


Art Institute of ChicagoThe Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the most outstanding Art collections of the United States, featuring masterpieces such as Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Museum of Art, Cleveland - One of the most complete art collections in America, from Egyptian antiquities to modern masterpieces, such as Picasso's 'La Vie', as well as tribal and precolumbian art

High Museum of Art, Atlanta - Exhibits a great collection of European Art, including Monet and Rodin, in a building by architect Richard Meier

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis - Focused in modern and contemporary Art, includes works by Picasso, Moore and Warhol

Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroit Institute of Arts, Detroit - One of the greatest Museums in North America, with a great collection of European Art, including van Eyck, Rembrandt, Delacroix and a self-portrait by van Gogh

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City - One of the best collections in America, including paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Rembrandt, Bellows and Van Gogh

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo - Opened in 1901, exhibits a good collection of European and American Art, with works by Rembrandt and Willem de Kooning


Dallas Art Museum, Dallas - Exhibits a good collection of Asian Art, Egyptian Art and European painting, including works by van Gogh, Gauguin and Monet

Meadows Museum, Dallas - Houses one of the best collections of Spanish paintings outside Spain, with works by Velázquez, Goya, Murillo and El Greco

Denver Art Museum, Denver - Focused in American Indian Art, this Museum also exhibits a good collection of contemporary Art, with works by Motherwell and Warhol

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Considered to be the best Museum in Texas, its collections span more than 5,000 years, from the Egyptian Art to the modern paintings

Menil Collection, Houston - This museum, designed by Renzo Piano, houses a great collection of contemporary Art, from Picasso to Cy Twombly

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth - A great building by Louis Kahn housing an exceptional collection of Art, from Egyptian antiquities to paintings by Caravaggio, Rembrandt or Mondrian

GettyThe Getty Center in Malibu is arguably the world's wealthiest Museum, with an important collection of antiquities, paintings, and manuscripts. Works exhibited includes van Gogh's Irises

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles - One of the best Art collections in the country, exhibited in a building recently transformated by Renzo Piano

deYoung Museum, San Francisco - One of the most interesting art collections in America, exhibiting Tribal and early American art, and important American paintings like Frederic Edwin Church's Rainy Season in the Tropics

Legion of Honor, San Francisco - Exhibits and good collection of Egyptian, Near Eastern and classical antiquities, and a rich collection of European painting, with works by Fra Angelico or Rembrandt

Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco - Its collection of modern and contemporary painting includes works by Matisse, Diebenkorn and Jasper Johns

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena - Houses a collection of Art from the Egyptian culture to Impressionist and Modern Art, including works by Degas or van Gogh

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle - The collections of this Museum have drastically grown in the last decades, and now include contemporary works by Andy Warhol or Richard Serra

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