Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to visit any kinds of museum. I’m really fascinated seeing different artworks and other stuff and learning something about it or histories behind each items. I also find inspirations whenever I visit a museum, that’s why it’s one of my favorite learning environments.
While on the road, I always check out local markets, museums and art galleries. It’s one of my ways to educate myself and learn something about the cultures and traditions of the place I’m into. In fact, I wrote an article before about the Museums in Manchester that I want to visit given a chance. Now, I listed my Top Five American Museums that I Want to Visit:
de Young Museum, San Francisco
The de Young Museum is a fine arts institution located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The museum is named after M. H. de Young, a newspaperman man in San Francisco. One of the many things that you can see in De Young museum is the wide American Art collection ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century. It also boasts their more than 13,000 textile and costumes collection.
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The Frick Collection, New York
The Frick Collection was built in 1913-1914 for Henry Clay Frick, a successful steel and coke industrialist. It was once a private mansion and now houses numerous artworks. Frick, who had been a long time art lover, had a wide collection of art pieces which includes decorative arts, western paintings and sculptures.
Seattle Art Museum – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Art Museum is an art museum located in Seattle, Washington. Commonly known as “SAM”, it maintains three major facilities: the main museum located in downtown area; the Olympic Sculpture Park which opened on January 20, 2007, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum or also known as “SAAM” in Volunteer Park which houses one of the America’s collections of Chinese, Korean and Japanese art.
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum located in Washington DC has the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. Their collection includes 9,000 space related and more than 30,000 aviation artifacts including the Wright 1903 Flyer, the first engine-powered airplane.
The Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan
The Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park or commonly known as Meijer Gardens is a 132-acre outdoor sculpture park and a botanical garden located in Grand Rapid Township in Michigan. It was named as one of the top “30 Must-See Museums” in the world making it an emerging worldwide cultural destination.
These are just Five American Museums that I want to visit. I’m sure that there are a whole lot more museums to check out once I got to America.
What about you? What are the American museums that you want to visit?