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Re: [teacherartexchange] Top Two not to be missed &top museums


Date: Sun Dec 10 2006 - 18:12:05 PST

Loved your list of museums! I would also include the Walker in Minneapolis!
Great contemporary art museum!


> The top two of the fifty art works are both in Italy: #1: The Sistine
> Chapel in Rome is a MUST SEE! It's the most incredible work by an artist
> I've
> ever seen. The genius Michelangelo didn't consider himself a "painter"-ha!
> #2:
> The David, in Florence. You can spend days just marveling at this
> incredible sculpture. Keep in mind that Michelangelo didn't do any studies
> for that
> one (and he was, I believe, 21 yrs. old when he sculpted it- or was he 23?,
> I
> forget). Anyway, he simply took a huge stone and began carving!!!
> Of the museums I've visited, here are the ones I think shouldn't be missed
> in one's lifetime:
> The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia
> The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC
> The Louvre in Paris
> The Tate in London
> The Prado in Madrid
> The Chicago Art Institute
> The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
> The Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice
> The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
> The Museum D'Orsey in Paris
> The Picasso Museum in Paris
> The Smithsonian in Washington, DC
> The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
> There are SO many wonderful museums, but these are my favorites. Does
> anyone else have any suggestions for museums around the world,
> not-to-be-missed?
> Susan on Long Island
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