Exploring Art Museums in Paris
- July 15, 2010
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Art Museums are a great way to beat the summer heat not to mention experience some of the greatest works of art ever created up close. The type of art or artist whose work you are interested in seeing may play a big role in picking a museum to visit. If you are in Paris, you have the opportunity to experience some of the finest museums in the world.
The Musée du Louvre
Located in the heart of Paris, the Louvre has one of the most impressive collections of art and artifacts in the world. With 35,000 works of art including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo the Louvre is a museum worth experiencing and spending an entire day or several to see.
For more information visit The Musée du Louvre
The Musée d’Orsay
If you are a fan of impressionist and post-impressionist works, be sure to make a trip to the Musée d’Orsay. With masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin and more the Orsay has something for everyone. Even the museum architecture itself, a former railway station, is impressive.
For more information visit http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/visits/welcome.html
Musée Marmottan Monet
One of our Studio of the South’s most popular artists is Claude Monet. If you’re a Monet fan, you will want to visit the Musée Marmottan Monet while in Paris. The museum contains the largest collection of Monet’s in the world along with a beautiful collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works. From Impression Sunrise to the Water Lilies the Monet collection is astounding.
For more information visit http://www.marmottan.com/
Musée National d’Art Moderne
The Musée National d’Art Moderne located in the Pompidou Centre in Paris is the largest modern art museum in Europe. The postmodern architecture is just the type of building where you would expect to find an extensive collection of modern art. Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Warhol are just a few of the artists who have works on display.
For more information visit Musée National d’Art Moderne