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The Legacy Museum
Montgomery. "Incarceration is situated on a site in Montgomery where Black people were forced to labor in bondage. Blocks from one of the most prominent slave auction spaces in America, the Legacy Museum is steps away from the rail station where tens of thousands of Black people were trafficked during the 19th century."
The Heard Museum
Phoenix. "[O]ne of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures." Way expensive gift shop but some lovely stuff.
The Broad
Los Angeles. "[H]ome to the nearly 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide."
The Computer History Museum
Mountain View
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
comprising the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles
The GLBT History Museum
San Francisco
The Hammer Museum
Los Angeles Contemporary art and Armand Hammer's collection
Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland - an amazing collection of works from the 19th to the 21st centuries all about California or by Californians
Palm Springs Art Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Timken Art Museum - San Diego
American, Dutch, Flemish, French, Italian, and Spanish paintings, plus Russian icons.
Denver Art Museum
The Clyfford Still Museum
Denver - one of my favorite abstract artists
Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT
Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT
Morse Museum
Winter Park. "The world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany"
Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami
Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (scheduled to open in 2018)
St. Petersburg
World Erotic Art Museum
Miami Beach
The Art Institute
DuSable Museum of African American History
The Field Museum
Hyde Park Art Center
Hyde Park
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science & Industry
National Museum of Mexican Art
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Lincoln Park
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, IN
New Orleans Museum of Art
The National Cryptologic Museum
Ft. George G. Meade, MD
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA
Harvard University Art Museums
Cambridge, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
Lizzie Borden B&B & Museum
Fall River
Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Russian Icons
Clinton, MA Largest collection in the North America and in Massachusetts yet. Who new?
The Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, MI
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, MN
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Lincoln, NE
New Jersey
The Newark Museum
New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM museums
Georgia O'Keefe Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Stanta Fe, NM
New York
The Frick Collection
New York
Guggenheim Museum
New York
The Jewish Museum
New York
The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
New York
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
New York
The Martin House Complex - Frank Lloyd Wright building
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York - See also their MetPublications portal where you can search TOC and other bibliographic information of their publications and even download full-text of some of them. How kewl is that?
The Morgan Library & Museum
New York
Museum of Jewish Heritage
New York
Museum of the City of New York
New York
New York
Museum of the moving image
New York
The Nassau County Museum of Art - Roslyn Harbor.
"The permanent collection . . . spans American and European art of the 19th and 20th centuries." The 145 acres of the former Frick Estate constitute one of the largest publicly accessible sculpture gardens on the East Coast.
Neue Galerie
New York. Established in 2001, with an incredible collection of Viennese Secessionist artists like Klimpt and Schiele
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Now in its new location on Prince St. & the Bowery
New York Jazz Museum
The Noguchi Museum
Long Island City
The Queens Museum of Art
The Rubin Museum of Art - New York
the first museum in the Western World dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions.
Studio Museum Harlem
New York
Whitney Museum
New York
Cleveland Institute of Art
"Every year the Cleveland Institute of Art builds on an internationally recognized heritage of excellence and innovation that dates back to 1882. That year the school was chartered as the Western Reserve School of Design for Women. "
Cleveland Museum of Art
"The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 'for the benefit of all the people forever.'"
Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
"The new MOCA Cleveland, the first building designed in the United States by Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), serves as a catalyst for creativity and growth in a cosmopolitan Cleveland neighborhood, which is home to one of the country’s largest concentrations of cultural and educational institutions."
Brandywine Museum of Art
Chadds Ford. "Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists."
National Watch and Clock Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Andy Warhol Museum
South Carolina
International African American Museum
Charleston. "This is a museum where you can create your own experience—from quiet reflection in the African Ancestors Memorial Garden to an immersive, eye-opening tour through our galleries to transformative discoveries in the Center for Family History. Check for updates, read our guidelines, and begin to plan your own journey."
Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth
"[W]idely regarded as one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn."
Shelburne Museum
Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th- to 20th-century artifacts
United States National Slavery Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Washington, D.C.
International Spy Museum
Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC. An interesting sideline, their "Today's Front Pages" from about 80 newspapers around the world. A map is here.
Smithsonian Museums
Washington, DC
Chazen Museum of Art
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Milwaukee Art Museum
Rahr-West Museum
Klimt Center
Attersee. Other things Klimt in Attersee, his summer home for 15 years.
Museum der Moderne - IMHO the most interesting of the bunch but that's only because I have a penchant for Nolde, Kokoschka, et al. Unfortunately not a lot of images on the website - at least that I could find.
Salzburger Kunstverein - founded in 1844 & "one of the first Austrian associations to focus on the sale and exhibition of contemporary art" (NY Times)
Salzburg Museum - relatively new - founded in 2007. "Precious art objects, aesthetic presentation and an exciting conceptual approach"
Museums Quartier - one of the world's largest complexes for modern art and culture
Leopold Museum - Schiele & Klimpt & the Viennese Secession.
Secession House - built for the Viennese Secessionist artists to exhibit their work. It continues to display contemporary art.
Horta Museum
Jugengstil house designed and built for Victor Horta by J .M. Olbrich, the same architect who designed the Sezession House in Vienna. Apparently it remains closed due to a dipute among Horta's heirs. Many more pictures of the interior available here.
Museum of Cocoa & Chocolate - Brussels
Mons. Paul Otlet's 19th century attempt to develop the World Wide - or at least to assemble all the world's knowledge. On file cards yet.
Leacock Museum - Orillia
Modern Art Museum - Dubrovnik
Hirschsprung Collection - Copenhagen
The American Museum in Britain
The Anderson Collection
Norwich. Housed in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. "[R]epresents the French exponents of art nouveau associated with the Ecole de Nancy and makers who, both in France and Britain, worked across a range of disciplines such as glassware and furniture, metalware and jewellery." Here are some more pictures from the BBC.
The Bate Collection
Oxford. [O]ne of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world.
Victorian house museum
Lebrecht Music & Art Photo Library - photos of, among other things, performance spaces world-wide
London house museums
Apsley House
Home of the Duke of Wellington, hosts one of London's best art collections
Dennis Severs House
Rather than freezing the décor in one particular historical moment, Mr. Severs showed how a house would have evolved over successive generations in The hands of a single family.
Eltham Palace and Gardens
1930s Art Deco decadence, childhood home of Henry VIII
Leighton House Museum
Frederic, Lord Leighton's home, is one of the London’s most remarkable 19th-century houses and a consummate summation of the period’s Orientalist taste, featuring Leighton's collection of more than 1,000 Islamic tiles, Located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
designed both to live in, and as a setting for his antiquities and his works of art.
The Emory Walker House
"[T]he last authentic Arts and Crafts interior in Britain. [T]he decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of the printer Emery Walker (1851-1933), a great friend and mentor to William Morris."
Tate London
The Victoria and Albert Museum - London
Very interesting textile collection
The Watts Cemetery Chapel
Compton. "[D]esigned by Mary Watts wife of Internationally renowned Victorian artist, George Frederic Watts. . . a wonderful fusion of influences, including Art Nouveau, Celtic, Romanesque and Egyptian." Better images are here.
Alcatian Museum
Centre Pompidou - Paris
Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence
Vence. Gorgeous windows designed by Matisse. And a beautiful painting on the interior lid of a Dodd harpsichord (at least when I was there during the last century) that goes unmentioned in this Wikipedia article.
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Paris
"to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience."
Fondation Maeght St. Paul de Vence
Amazing comtemporary collection & sculpture garden.
Galeries Bartoux
Various places in France (including Courchevel & Honfleur & Paris & one the U.S.)
Louvre Museum - Paris
Le Magazin - Grenoble
Kind of a fussy home page. Contemporary art
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg
Musée du quai Branly - Paris
Musée Carnavalet
100 rooms dedicated to Paris' history from the beginning to today. Free admission
Musée-château d'Annecy
apparently doesn't have its own website. According to the NY Times it contains "artifacts and contemporary art."
Musée Lalique - Wingen-sur-Moder
W-s-M was the village where René Lalique chose to build his factory in the aftermath of the First World War. Situated in the heart of the Northern Vosges, a region with a long-standing glassmaking tradition, it is now the only place in the world where the brand's crystalware is produced.
Musée d'Orsay - Paris
Musée de Grenoble
Home to France's best collection of modern art outside Paris according to the NY Times
Musée des Arts décoratifs - Paris
Musée des Confluences - Lyons
Avec plus de 2,2 millions d'objets, les collections du musée des Confluences comptent parmi les plus riches en France. Can you tell it's a French-language site?
Musée Jacquemart-André - Paris
Built in the 19th century originally as a home to display M. André's art collection.
Musée Maillol - Paris
Musée national du Moyen Âge - Thermes et hôtel de Cluny - Paris
Musée national Picasso-Paris
Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris
Musée Marc Chagall, Nice
Amazing paintings comprising his Le Message Biblique
Musée Matisse, Nice
Le nouveau musée des Arts décoratifs - Paris
East Frisian Tea Museum/Ostfriesischen Teemuseum
German museums by geographical area
Sort of requires a regional knowledge of the country
Weil am Rhein - a Swiss family-owned company [that] not only makes furniture and creates retail environments, but also has its own Campus with buildings by leading international architects
Museum Island - Berlin
Home of the Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Pergamon Museum & others
Husvik Culture House
Palazzo Grassi - François Pinault's private collection of modern and contemporary art.
Anastazija and Antanas Tamoŝaitis Gallery - Lithuanian folk costumes, sashes, articles of clothing, as well aw, tapestries, gobelins, paintings and graphic art works designed by Anastazija and Antanas Tamoŝaitis

Cobra Museum of Modern Art - Amstelveen, NL Named after the cities of its founding artists (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam)
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum - En route to what would be the U.S., many Pilgrims escaped to Leiden.
den Haag
Gemeente Museum
"a large collection embracing the fields of modern art, fashion, the decorative arts and musical instruments" and, apparently, music manuscripts
Koninklijk Huisarchief
The Royal Archives includes the papers, the library, photographic archives and art collection of the Oranges. It is part of the Department of the Royal Family.
Mauritz Huis
a rather boring page with just hours' info, address, etc. A collection of Dutch "masterpieces from the Dutch "Golden-Age", including excellent paintings by Vermeer (two when I was there), Rembrandt, Steen and Frans Hals."
De Mesdag Collectie
The most important collection of the 19th century Hague School & French Barbizon works in the world.
Hals Frans Museum - Groot Heiligland. "Frans Hals, the most famous Haarlem painter of the Golden Age." The museum hosts "the largest collection of paintings by Frans Hals in the world" as well as works by other artists of the period.
Hermitage, Amsterdam - the Netherlands branch of St. Petersburg's museum
Kröller-Müller museum - a most amazing collection outside Amsterdam in Otterlo, NL. It has roomsful of Van Goghs, a vast collection of other artists, and is surrounded by an incredible sculpture garden and acres and acres of park.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - Rotterdam.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art - Spanbroek (near Hoorn if that means anything to you. Interesting "Magic Realism" collection including some Magritte & de Chirico. Closed in 2009. Part of its collection is now in the MORE museum in Gorssel.
Textiel Museum - Tilburg Great collection including examples from the Amsterdam School.
The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
In the golden age of the Métis Nation, circa 1816-1869, the Métis traversed the landscape of present-day Western Canada and the American Great Plains
Chopin Museum
The Hunterian
Glasgow. "[H]ome to the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler, the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home."
Beekeeping Museum
Kráľová pri Senci
Clock Museum
Bratislava - "The Danubiana Museum of Modern Art, Bratislava was opened in 2000 on the tip of peninsula on the river Danube."

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
Ljubljana - "Moderna galerija houses the national collection of 20th century Slovene art (paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings as well as photography, video and electronic media collections) and a collection of works from the former Yugoslavia. The national collection presents the basic stages in the development of the Slovene tradition of modern and contemporary art from the beginning of the 20th century onwards."
Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Röhsska Design Museum (sorry - no English version)
The Zorn Museum
Mora. Anders Zorn was a contemporary and competitor of Boston's beloved John Singer Sargent.
André Bely Memorial Apartment - Moscow
Includes the full text of his memoirs (for translating?)
Art Museum - Tomsk
The Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia
Perm Museum of Modern Art
Moscow Design Musuem
opened 20.Nov.2012
Perm State Art Gallery
Click on the "ВИРТУАЛЬНАЯ ПЕРМСКАЯ ХУДОЖЕСТВЕННАЯ ГАЛЕРЕЯ" for a virtual tour of the collection.
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts - Moscow
In both Russian & English
State Historical Museum - Moscow (in Russian)
The Tretiakov Gallery - Moscow
Vinzavod - contemporary art museum in Moscow
Prado. Madrid
Beyeler Museum
Kunsthalle Basel - Contemporary art
Kunstmuseum Basel
Museum Tinguely - dedicated to this intriguing Swiss artist
Schaulager - contemporary art
The Greisinger Museum
Jenins (southeast from Zurich). Major Tolkein collection.
The Klee Zentrum
St. Gallen. Fortunately the English-language page is much improved since my last visit.
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