Museums are a place to display and store artwork. Even art museums are a sign of ethnicity and history. Some of the famous art museums in the world are renowned for its historic content.
The first in the list is obviously the Musee du Louvre, in Paris. Once upon a time, this was a fortified palace and was abode to the French Kings, but now is more famous for some of its finest pieces of art including Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. Next is the Vatican Museum in Vatican City, Rome. Spread over nine miles, the Roman Catholic Church’s Vatican collection is probably the largest and finest in the world. With an estimated four million visitors annually, this museum houses the art of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo’s ceiling painting of the Sistine Chapel.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art at New York is one of the largest museums with a collection over 2000 European paintings of artists like Picasso to Pollok and Greek sculptors of armory. The J. Paul Getty Centre in Los Angeles, California features remarkable collection including works of Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France is renowned for van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and a former train station with a dramatic grass roof meant for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. This also houses works of Monet, Manet, Renoir and Degas.

Some other exceptional art museums are the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, Tate Modem, London, England, and Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain and National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.