A Guide to Galleries

If you are an artist, you will want to look at successful works that have achieved widespread acclaim. This will inspire you and assist you with your technique. Even if you’re not an artist, it’s still fun to visit galleries and appreciate the beautiful diversity of artworks on display around the world. This guide will list some of the most spectacular art museums on earth and give you some insight into some notable works on display inside them.

Paris, France


  • See Mona Lisa by Leonard da Vinci

Musee D’Orsay

  • See The Cardplayers by Paul Cezanne

Madrid, Spain


  • See The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch

Reina Sofia

  • See Guernica by Pablo Picasso

London, England

Tate Modern

  • See Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dali

The National Gallery

  • See The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein

The Netherlands

Mauritshuis (The Hague)

  • See Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)

  • See The Meagre Company by Frans Hals

Florence, Italy


  • See The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

St Petersburg, Russia


  • See The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt

United States

Art Institute (Chicago)

  • See A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Seurat

National Gallery (Washington)

  • See Jack in the Pulpit by George O’Keefe

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

  • See The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet

The Museum of Modern Art (New York)

  • See The Starry Night by Van Gogh

Towada, Japan

Towada Art Centre

  • See Cause and Effect by Do Ho Suh

I hope that this guide to the world’s top galleries will be useful for you.

I have lots of special memories associated with a few of these museums. If you have any particular associations with any of these galleries, artists or artworks, comment below. We would love to read your thoughts.

See also: A Guide to Literary Museums

Happy exploring!
Amber Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief

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