Traveling has long been a way of expressing yourself and getting in touch with the world. Similar to art, your choices in travel destinations and travel-style can be the manner in which you color your life and express your passions and ideas. For the traveling art-lover, finding galleries and museums around the globe may be your ideal vacation. Included here are a few of the top museums and galleries to visit around the world.
Park West Gallery
Located in Michigan, Park West Gallery is a summation of the American dream. Founder Albert Scaglione discovered a passion for fine art at a young age and desired to bring its beauty and benefits to the masses. This idea caused his founding of Park West Gallery in 1969, and caused immeasurable growth since. Scaglione went to school for business, and managed to create a brilliant business plan that meshed his love of art with business savvy in creating his own American dream.
For those looking to blend modern art with historical artifacts, the Smithsonian may be just the place for you. With over 137 million historical objects, 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park, your time spent here will be busy. Most plan to spend over a week at the Smithsonian, in order to see even a fraction of all it has to offer.
Even if you were to spend just one minute for each object, working through day and night, after 10 years you would only see a tenth of what the Smithsonian has to offer! Try to keep focused on one or two exhibits or just a few museums during your time here.
A former medieval fortress and palace of kings, the Louvre pairs architectural brilliance with historical charm, to create a daring masterpiece. When the new “pyramid-style” entrance was unveiled in 1989, many were surprised, but it somehow manages to work with elements of the ancient palace. The Louvre is a great place to visit to see elements from antiquity through the 19th century and is a European staple.
The British Museum
With the largest national collection of archaeology and ethnography, the British Museum houses more than its fair share of England’s historic objects. The Egyptian Gallery present at the British museum houses the second largest collection of Egyptian objects outside of Egypt and is a must-see for all visitors. Time spent at the British Museum will give you an intensive look into ancient culture and art.
The Uffizi Gallery
Visiting Italy is a veritable submersion in all things art and culture and it may be hard to choose what to see during your stay. However, the Uffizi gallery houses one of the largest collections of Renaissance paintings and should be viewed by all visitors to beautiful Florence. Aside from Renaissance painters, there are also beautiful works of baroque, early medieval and Mannerist days.