Tag Archive: Art Museum

Jul 23

Buffalo Bill Historical Center: The Museum of the West

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is your go to museum for all things West.  It is a large museum complex with five museums and a research library if you are wanting to delve even deeper into the life and times of Buffalo Bill and the land and lifestyle that made him famous.  If you are …

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Jun 29

Saint Louis Art Museum: A World-Class Collection

Pan

The Saint Louis Art Museum also known as The SLAM is the biggest art museum that Karen and I have ever been to with a collection of over 30,000 pieces of art and a newly expanded gallery that adds more than 200,000 more square feet of gallery space.  The Saint Louis Art museum is only getting better as it …

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May 22

New Orleans Museum of Art: Fine Culture in New Orleans

Art of the Americas

The New Orleans Museum of Art is an expansive collection that houses over 4000 years of art in its many galleries.  They have European paintings that span the last 500 years, as well as work on this side of the pond that represents American works from the 18th to the 21st century.  The New Orleans …

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Feb 28

Dallas Museum of Art: Big Art in the Big City

Ancient Mask

The Dallas Museum of Art is a world class art museum located in the Arts District in downtown Dallas.  It is one of the biggest art museums in Texas with a gathering of more than 22,000 works of art from around the world.  Their massive collection includes works from the third millennium BC to modern times …

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Dec 19

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: A Very Fine Art Collection

Design of the Building

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a must see attraction in the heart of the city of Minneapolis.  It is home to world-class art that spans thousands of years.  The museum has over 80,000 pieces of art so there will be something for everybody to enjoy when visiting.  The Minneapolis Institute of Art also brings …

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Oct 12

Philbrook Museum: Beautiful Home Beautiful Art Beautiful Place

Philbrook Museum

Philbrook Museum is situated in the beautiful home of Waite Phillips an oil pioneer who built his Italian Renaissance styled Villa in the 1920s where  Waite and his wife were art collectors and established an extensive collection in their home.  Eventually they opened up their collection to the public and today more than a hundred …

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Oct 03

Gilcrease Museum: Where the West Comes Alive

Entrance to the Gilcrease Museum

via Gilcrease Museum is the world’s leader in western art and artifacts with a permanent display of over 10,000 art pieces the Gilcrease Museum is a treasure trove of the American West.  However the 10,000 artifacts that can be seen at one time is just the tip of the iceberg because this Tulsa art museum has over …

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May 23

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located in Old Town Albuquerque which dates back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706.  It is a very touristy part of the city with lots of shops and historic adobe buildings that surround an area like a town square or central plaza.  …

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Sep 13

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art: Kansas City

Stained Glass

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is a free art museum that was created for public enjoyment.  Karen and I would list this as a must see if you are in the Kansas City Area.  The museum was beautifully built in 1933 and the addition of the Bloch building was completed in 2005.  This art …

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Jun 06

Philbrook Museum: Tulsa

Philbrook Home with watermark

Karen and I went on a weekend trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma and one of the most fascinating places we visited was the Philbrook Museum.  It is a magnificent 72 room mansion which was once the home of oilman Waite and Genevieve Phillips.  The Phillips home was completed in 1928.  It was designed as an Italian Renaissance Villa …

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