Art museum

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An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the display of art, usually from the museum's own collection.wikipedia
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Contemporary art gallery

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In distinction to a commercial art gallery, run by an art dealer, the primary purpose of an art museum is not the sale of the items on show.
The term "art gallery" is commonly used to mean art museum (especially in British English), the rooms displaying art in any museum, or in the original sense, of any large or long room.

Vatican Museums

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The Capitoline Museums began in 1471 with a donation of classical sculpture to the city of Rome by the Papacy, while the Vatican Museums, whose collections are still owned by the Pope, trace their foundation to 1506, when the recently discovered Laocoön and His Sons was put on public display.
The Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani; Musea Vaticana) are Christian art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City.

Alte Pinakothek

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The Bavarian royal collection (now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich) was opened to the public in 1779 and the Medici collection in Florence around 1789 (as the Uffizi Gallery).
The Alte Pinakothek (, Old Pinakothek) is an art museum located in the Kunstareal area in Munich, Germany.

Saint Petersburg

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After much debate, the idea was eventually abandoned due to the great expense, and twenty years later, the collection was bought by Tsaritsa Catherine the Great of Russia and housed in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.

Museo del Prado

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The building now occupied by the Prado in Madrid was built before the French Revolution for the public display of parts of the royal art collection, and similar royal galleries were opened to the public in Vienna, Munich and other capitals.
The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado ), officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado, is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.

Uffizi

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The Bavarian royal collection (now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich) was opened to the public in 1779 and the Medici collection in Florence around 1789 (as the Uffizi Gallery).
The Uffizi Gallery ( Galleria degli Uffizi, ) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.

Dulwich Picture Gallery

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In Great Britain, however, the corresponding Royal Collection remained in the private hands of the monarch and the first purpose-built national art galleries were the Dulwich Picture Gallery, founded in 1814 and the National Gallery, London opened to the public a decade later in 1824. The architectural form of the entire building solely intended to be an art gallery was arguably established by Sir John Soane with his design for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1817.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London.

Print room

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Instead, public access to these materials is provided by a dedicated print room located within the museum.
A print room is either a room or industrial building where printing takes place, or a room in an art gallery or museum, where a collection of old master and modern prints, usually together with drawings, watercolours and photographs, are held and viewed.

Land art

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Various forms of 20th-century art, such as land art and performance art, also usually exist outside a gallery.
During this period, exponents of land art rejected the museum or gallery as the setting of artistic activity and developed monumental landscape projects which were beyond the reach of traditional transportable sculpture and the commercial art market, although photographic documentation was often presented in normal gallery spaces.

University art museums and galleries in the United States

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University art museums and galleries constitute collections of art developed, owned, and maintained by all kinds of schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities.
An art museum houses a permanent collection, whereas a gallery usually hosts a changing program of art exhibitions.

Munich

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The building now occupied by the Prado in Madrid was built before the French Revolution for the public display of parts of the royal art collection, and similar royal galleries were opened to the public in Vienna, Munich and other capitals.
The city has several important art galleries, most of which can be found in the Kunstareal, including the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Museum Brandhorst.

Alte Nationalgalerie

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Ludwig Justi was for example dismissed as director of the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) in Berlin in 1933 by the new Nazi authorities for not being politically suitable.
The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) in Berlin is an art gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork, part of the Berlin National Gallery, which in turn is part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

National Portrait Gallery, London

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The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.

Museum of Modern Art

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

National Gallery of Art

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The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW.

Cleveland Museum of Art

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The participating institutions include the Guggenheim Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is an art museum in Cleveland, Ohio, located in the Wade Park District, in the University Circle neighborhood on the city's east side.

John Soane

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The architectural form of the entire building solely intended to be an art gallery was arguably established by Sir John Soane with his design for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1817.
In 1811, Soane was appointed as architect for Dulwich Picture Gallery, the first purpose-built public art gallery in Britain, to house the Dulwich collection, which had been held by art dealers Sir Francis Bourgeois and his partner Noel Desenfans.

Deconstructivism

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In the middle and late twentieth century, earlier architectural styles employed for art museums (such as the Beaux-Arts style of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City or the Gothic and Renaissance Revival architecture of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum) succumbed to modern styles, such as Deconstructivism.
One example of deconstructivist complexity is Frank Gehry's Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein, which takes the typical unadorned white cube of modernist art galleries and deconstructs it, using geometries reminiscent of cubism and abstract expressionism.

List of most visited art museums

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This article lists the most visited art museums in the world in 2018.

Museums of modern art

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Museums of modern art listed alphabetically by country.

Capitoline Museums

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The Capitoline Museums began in 1471 with a donation of classical sculpture to the city of Rome by the Papacy, while the Vatican Museums, whose collections are still owned by the Pope, trace their foundation to 1506, when the recently discovered Laocoön and His Sons was put on public display.

Steve.museum

The steve.museum is one example of a site that is experimenting with this collaborative philosophy.
The steve.museum project was a collaborative effort to improve public access to and engagement with US art museum collections.

Green Vault

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An early royal treasury opened to the public was the Green Vault of the Kingdom of Saxony in the 1720s.

List of museums in Toronto

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Types of museums located in Toronto include agricultural museums, art museums, fashion museums, food museums, history museums (including historic houses and living museums), military museums (including local regimental museums), railway museums, science museums, and textile museums.

Kunstmuseum Basel

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The Kunstmuseum Basel, through its lineage which extends back to the Amerbach Cabinet, a collection of works by Hans Holbein purchased by the city of Basel in 1661, is an early municipally owned museum.