The to-do list: 9 must-see American art museums


France may have the Louvre and the Tate Modern in London, but the United States is also home to countless world-class art institutions. Here at Paste, we’ve covered quirky museums, overlooked museums, and even music-themed museums. This week, we’re bringing you nine must-see American art museums. Although you don’t have to leave the country, and you may not even have to leave your home country to visit these institutions, the pieces they contain will take you on a visual journey through the world and throughout history, one work at a time. . If you haven’t seen a Pollock, Warhol, Picasso or Monet in person yet, these museums are for you and your to-do list.

Paste Travel Bucket List Columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have taken her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.

Notable works: Vincent van Gogh (Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat), Claude Monet (The Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect), Edgar Degas (The Dancing Class), Rembrandt (Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer), Pablo Picasso (The Windmill oil), Jackson Pollock (Autumn Rhythm, Issue 30)
Photo by Timothy Neesam, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Notable works: Vincent van Gogh (Iris), Claude Monet (Sunrise, Marine), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (La Promenade), Paul Gauguin (The Royal End), Rembrandt (An Old Man in Military), Canaletto (The Grand Canal in Venice from the Palazzo Flangini in Campo San Marcuola)
Photo by Damien Halleux Radermeck, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Notable works: Fernand Léger (Nude model in studio), Franz Marc (The yellow cow), Paul Klee (Red balloon), Jean Metzinger (Woman with a fan)
Photo by Yann Pinczon du Sel, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Notable works: Raphael (Cowper Madonna), Rembrandt (Self-portrait with beret and raised collar), Vincent van Gogh (Self-portrait), Paul Gauguin (Self-portrait), Henri Rousseau (The equatorial jungle), John Singer Sargent (Rue de Venise), Jacques-Louis David (Napoleon in his study), Leonardo da Vinci (Ginevra de’ Benci)
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Notable works: Frida Kahlo (Frieda and Diego Rivera), Edward Hopper (Entracte), Chuck Close (Agnes), Alexander Calder (Double Gong), Cy Twombly (Second Voyage to Italy, Second Version), Andy Warhol (Triple Elvis)
Photo by sswj, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Notable works: Rembrandt (The artist in his studio), Gilbert Stuart (George Washington), Edgar Degas (Racehorses at Longchamp), Claude Monet (Poppy field in a hollow near Giverny), Mary Cassatt (Tea), Francisco Goya ( Seated Giant), Childe Hassam (At Dusk, Boston Common at Twilight), Vincent van Gogh (Postman Joseph Roulin)
Photo by Thomas Hawk, CC BY-NC 2.0

Notable works: Paul Cézanne (Still Life with Cherries and Peaches), Claude Monet (Water Lilies), Rembrandt (The Raising of Lazarus), David Hockney (Mulholland Drive: The Workshop Road), Roy Lichtenstein (Cold Shoulder)
Photo by edwardhblake, DC BY 2.0

Notable works: Georges Seurat (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte), Pablo Picasso (The Old Guitarist), Gustave Caillebotte (Rue de Paris, Rainy Day), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Two Sisters, On the Terrace) , Vincent van Gogh (Bedroom in Arles), Grant Wood (American Gothic), Edward Hopper (Nighthawks), Georgia O’Keeffe (Black Cross, New Mexico) Ivan Albright (Photo by Dorian Gray), Marc Chagall (White Crucifixion), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (At the Moulin Rouge), Diego Rivera (Portrait of Marevna)
Photo by Mark Heard, CC BY-NC 2.0

Notable works: Andy Warhol (Campbell’s Soup Cans), Vincent van Gogh (The Starry Night), Frida Kahlo (Self-Portrait with Bobbed Hair), Jackson Pollock (Number 31), Marc Chagall (Me and the Village), Roy Lichtenstein (The Girl who is drowning), Claude Monet (Reflections of the clouds on the waterlily pond), Paul Cézanne (The Bather), Henri Matisse (The Dance), Salvador Dali (The persistence of memory), Andrew Wyeth (Christina’s World) , Jasper Johns (Flag)
Photo by htmvalerio, CC BY-ND 2.0


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