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The World’s Very Best Art Museums

One of the best ways of visiting and appreciating famous artworks is by stopping by a museum for a few hours. Sure, it might be cheaper and easier to simply stay at home and look at the same art through a website, but this doesn’t provide the same sense of presence as seeing the art right in front of your eyes. This is especially true with artists that make use of art styles that have some depth to them – Vincent Van Gogh is a prime example of this.

We’ve all seen his art online, but it’s only once a person is up close to one of Van Gogh’s pieces that you can appreciate the amount of depth there is to the work.

  1. Van Gogh Museum

Speaking of Van Gogh, anyone that wants to see his art in person will want to travel to the Van Gogh Museum, which is situated in the city of Amsterdam. The museum first opened its doors in 1976, and currently has the largest collection of Van Gogh art in the world at around 1300 pieces in total. The museum is visited by 2 million people every year, and in terms of overall reputation, it’s the second most popular museum across the globe.

  1. British Museum

The British Museum is not strictly an art museum, but due to the fact that it contains the largest collection of artefacts of all time – at 8 million in total – there is more than enough art for visitors to admire while they’re visiting the museum.

It’s the 3rd most-visited museum in the world, with almost 7 million people coming through its front doors every single year. Art at the British Museum is made of pieces from Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others.

  1. The Louvre

Almost everyone has heard of the famous museum that can be found in Central Paris. It was originally built in the 12th century as a fortress, but has since been transformed into a one-of-a-kind museum displaying a wealth of art. It opened its doors in 1793, and over time has accumulated a massive collection of art while also expanding in the largest and most popular museum in the world.

There are more than 38000 artefacts to see while visiting the Louvre – although it’s just as fun to sit at one of the city’s famous coffee shops with the latest Canadian online gambling games –  but perhaps the one that most people go to see is da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which is widely considered the best painting ever created.

  1. Rijksmuseum

While it was first founded as early as 1800, this museum would later move to the city of Amsterdam, where it still can be found to this day. It has on display more than 8000 artefacts, some of which date back as far as 1200, offering a unique insight into the fascinating history of the area. Not only is it a great place to visit for history, but it’s also packed with art from a range of famous historic artists.