A Visual History of the Visual Arts


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Pictures from museums that i have visited
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This page contains an alphabetical list of the greatest museums in the world. For each museum, it lists the main paintings. Click here for pictures from museums that i have visited.
Click here for a list of all the other museums that contacted us over the years.
Please boycott museums that don't allow visitors to take photos. The whole point of a museum is to spread knowledge. If they don't allow you to take photos, they are de facto stealing culture from you. That culture belongs to you, not to them.


Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam: Stedeljik Museum
Antwerp: Museum vor Schne Kunstes
Arezzo: S.Francesco
Basel: Kunstmuseum
Basel: Museum fur Gegenwartskunst
Berlin: Gemaldegalerie
Berlin: Charlottenburg
Berlin: Neue National Galerie
Bern: Kunstmuseum
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts
Bruges: Musee Communal
Bruges: Musee Groeninge
Budapest: Szepmuveszen Muzeum
Chicago: Art Institute
Den Haag: Mauritshuis
Dresden: Gemaldegalerie
Firenze: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Firenze: Uffizi
Gand: St Bavon
Gand: Musee de Beaux Arts
Gdansk (Danzig): Museum Pomorskie
Harleem: Hals Museum
Hartford: Sumner Collection
Lisboa: Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
London: Courtauld Gallery
London: Tate Gallery
London: Penrose Collection
London: National Gallery
London: Buckingham Palace
Los Angeles: Getty Center
Madrid: Prado
Mantova: Palazzo Ducale
Mantova: Castello San Giorgio
Merion: Barnes Foundation
Milano: Pinacoteca di Brera
Milano: S.Maria delle Grazie
Munchen: Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst
Munchen: Alte Pinakothek
Napoli: Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte
The New Britain Museum of American Art
New York: Museum of Modern Art
New York: Guggenheim
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oslo: Nasjonalgalleriet
Padova: San Zeno
Paris: Orangerie
Paris: Centre Pompidou
Paris: Louvre
Paris: Musee d'Orsay
Pasadena: Norton Simon
Philadelphia: Museum of Art
Prague: National Gallery
Prato: Duomo
Roma: Palazzi Vaticani
Rotterdam: Boymans-van Beuningen Museum
Sansepolcro: Pinacoteca Comunale
St Petersburg (Florida): Dali Museum
St Petersburg: Hermitage
Toledo: Iglesia de San Tome
Toledo: Museo de Arte
Toledo: Museo de Santa Cruz
Urbino: Palazzo Ducale
Verona: Sant'Anastasia
Venezia: S. Giorgio Maggiore
Venezia: San Zaccaria
Venezia: Gallerie dell'Accademia
Venezia: Chiesa di S.Rocco
Washington: National Gallery
Wien: Sezession
Wien: Kunsthistorisches Museum
Wien: Gemaldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste
Wien: Belvedere
Wurzburg: Residenz
Zurich: Kunsthaus
Cleveland Museum of Art
National Museum of Cracow - Poland
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool
Wallace Collection, London
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Other sites:
Museums by country
Jonathan Bowen's Museums Around the World
MuseumLink's Museum of Museums
4Museums list of museums
Excite museums
Art4: Museums worldwide
Albee's Museums
Forum of European Museums

List of Museums by Country:

Museums by City:
Beijing (Peking)
Munchen (Munich)

Alte Pinakothek, Munchen

Museum der Bayerischen Staatsgemaldesammlungen

Art Institute, Chicago

Barnes Foundation, Merion

Belvedere, Wien

Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

Buckingham Palace, London

Castello San Giorgio, Mantova

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Charlottenburg, Berlin

Chiesa di S.Rocco, Venezia

Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida

Duomo, Prato

Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venezia

Gemaldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Wien

Gemaldegalerie, Berlin

Getty Center, Los Angeles

Guggenheim, New York

Hals Museum, Harleem

Iglesia de San Tome, Toledo

Kunsthaus, Zurich

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien

Kunstmuseum, Basel

Kunstmuseum, Bern

Louvre, Paris

Mauritshuis, Den Haag

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Musee Communal, Bruges

Musee de Beaux Arts, Gand

Musee Groeninge, Bruges

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Museo de Arte, Toledo

Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Firenze

Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Napoli

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa

Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Museum Pomorskie, Gdansk (Danzig)

Museum vor Schne Kunstes, Antwerp

Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo

National Gallery, London

  • Botticelli: Adorazione dei Magi (1470)
  • Botticelli: Miracolo di San Zenobio (1500)
  • Botticelli: Nativita` Mistica (1501)
  • Botticelli: Venere e Marte (1483)
  • Canaletto: Upper Reaches of Grand Canal (1738)
  • Canaletto: Regatta (1740)
  • Canaletto: Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day (1740)
  • Canaletto: Regatta (1741)
  • Cezanne: Les Grandes Baigneuses/ The Large Bathers (1905)
  • Constable: Salisbury Cathedral (1831)
  • Degas: After the Bath (1892)
  • Degas: La La At The Cirque Fernando (1879)
  • Greco: Christ Driving Traders from the Temple (1600)
  • Holbein: Ambassadors (1533)
  • Leonardo: Vergine delle Rocce II (151?)
  • Manet: Music in the Tuileries (1862)
  • Monet: Irises (1917)
  • Piero della Francesca: Battesimo di Cristo (1450)
  • Piero della Francesca: Nativita` (1470)
  • Rembrandt: Belshazzar's Feast (1635)
  • Renoir: Les Parapluies/ The Umbrellas (1884)
  • Rubens: Susanna Fourment (1625)
  • Seurat: Bathers at Asniers (1884)
  • Turner: Ulysses defending Polyphemus (1829)
  • Paolo Uccello: Battaglia di San Romano/Part II (1456)
  • Paolo Uccello: San Giorgio e il Drago
  • Van Eyck: Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (1434)
  • Van Gogh: Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889)
  • Wright: An Experiment on a Bird (1768)

    National Gallery, Prague

    National Gallery, Washington

    Neue National Galerie, Berlin

    Norton Simon, Pasadena

    Orangerie, Paris

    Palazzi Vaticani, Roma

    Palazzo Ducale, Mantova

    Palazzo Ducale, Urbino

    Penrose Collection, London

    Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano

    Pinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro

    Prado, Madrid

    Residenz, Wurzburg

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    S.Francesco, Arezzo

    S.Maria delle Grazie, Milano

    San Zaccaria, Venezia

    San Zeno, Padova

    Sant'Anastasia, Verona

    S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia

    Sezession, Wien

    St Bavon, Gand

    Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munchen

    Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam

    Sumner Collection and Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

    Szepmuveszen Muzeum, Budapest

    Tate Gallery, London

    Uffizi, Firenze

    Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

    Hermitage, St Petersburg (Leningrad)

    Gemaldegalerie, Dresden

    Courtauld Gallery, London