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San Diego Museum of Art San Diego California The San Diego Museum of Art, the region's oldest, largest and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum's nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, as well as an FEATURING, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Keith Carter, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt, Birney Imes, Yousuf Karsh, Michael Kenna, André Kertész, Herman Leonard, Louviere + Vanessa, Helmut Newton, Joshua Mann Paile
UCR ARTSblock Riverside California UCR/California Museum of Photography provides a cultural presence, educational resource, community center and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the general public. The museum's explorations of photographic media through exhibition, collection, publication, and the web examine the history of photography and showcase current practice in photography and related media.
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) San Diego California The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.
Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Springs California The Palm Springs Art Museum strives to serve diverse communities as one of the outstanding mid-size art museums in the country. Its mission is to promote enjoyment, education and involvement with visual art of the highest quality, and enhance appreciation of the performing arts. By collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting art from a broad chronological and geographic range according to the highest professional standards, and presenting a varied program of performing art, the museum s
National Gallery of Art Washington District of Columbia The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. In 1937, the year of his death, he promised his collection to the United States. Funds for the construction of the West Building were provided by The A. W. Mellon Educational and
National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington District of Columbia The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.
National Portrait Gallery Washington District of Columbia Generations of remarkable Americans are kept in the company of their fellow citizens at the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left–and are leaving–their mark on our country and our culture. Through the visual and performing arts, we celebrate leaders such as George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., artists such as Mary Cassatt and George Gershwin, activists such as Sequoyah and Rosa Parks, and icons of pop culture such as Bab
Phillips Collection Washington District of Columbia The Phillips Collection, opened in 1921, is America's first museum of modern art. Featuring a renowned permanent collection of nearly 2,500 works by American and European impressionist and modern artists, the Phillips is internationally recognized for both its incomparable art and its intimate atmosphere. Housed in founder Duncan Phillips' 1897 Georgian Revival home and similarly scaled additions in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood, The Phillips Collection is widely regarded as one
Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington District of Columbia The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is America's first federal art collection, dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of American art. The museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of our country's artists, whose works are windows on the American experience.
National Media Museum West Yorkshire England We exist to "Engage, inspire and educate by promoting an understanding and appreciation of photography, film, television, radio and the web; using our collection and knowledge to deliver a cultural programme accessibly and authoritatively."
National Portrait Gallery, England London England
Tate Britain London England Tate Britain is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art and works actively to promote interest in British art internationally. The displays at Tate Britain call on the greatest collection of British art in the world to present an unrivalled picture of the development of art in Britain from the time of the Tudor monarchs in the sixteenth century, to the present day.
Tate Liverpool Liverpool England Tate Liverpool opened in 1988 and was created to share the Tate Collection with the North of England. It displays selections from the national collection of international modern art. It has also played a part in the regeneration of Liverpool following its drastic decline as a port in the 1960s. Tate Liverpool is housed in a converted warehouse in the Albert Dock, one of the finest groups of nineteenth- century industrial buildings anywhere.
Victoria and Albert Museum London England V&A South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.
Pérez Art Museum Miami Miami Florida MAM is dedicated to engaging a broad public with art from the twentieth century through the present. MAM's collection, which Art in America magazine called "the quintessential Miami collection" in 1999, looks at international art from the perspective of the Americas and reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami, forging connections among diverse groups and ideas.
Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona Beach Florida The Southeast Museum of Photography is an internationally renowned collection and exhibitor of the best in historical and contemporary photography. It is the only museum dedicated to photography in the southeast United States. International exhibitions of photojournalism, fine art, portraiture, landscape, commercial and documentary photography are supplemented by artist lectures, workshops and public programs.
New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans Lousiana The mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public. The guiding vision of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to advance its position as a premier national visual arts Museum vital to the cultural and educational life of our city, state and region.
Walker Art Center Minneapolis Minnesota The Walker Art Center, a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.
Nelson-Atkins Musuem of Art Kansas City Missouri The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent. It is committed through its collections and programs to being a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of Kansas City and a preeminent institution both nationally and internationally. It strives to achieve this goal by adherence to the highest professional standards in the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art.
New York Public Library New York New York The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Long Island City New York P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art, is the oldest and second largest non-profit arts center in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. Recognized as a defining force of the alternative space movement, P.S.1 stands out from major arts institutions through its cutting-edge approach to exhibitions and direct involvement of artists within a scholarly framework. It acts as an intermediary between the artist and its audience. Functioning as a liv
Whitney Museum of American Art New York New York The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs—and is still growing. The Museum was founded in 1931 with a core group of 700 art objects, many of them from the personal collection of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Pennsylvania As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
RISD Museum Providence Rhode Island The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, also known as the RISD Museum, is Rhode Island's leading museum of fine and decorative art, housing a collection of 84,000 objects of international significance.
Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne Switzerland
Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam Netherlands
Tate Modern London United Kingdom Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern art. Located in London, it is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. Created in the year 2000 from a disused power station in the heart of London, Tate Modern displays the national collection of international modern art.
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Connecting people through art. Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York New York
Museum of the City of New York New York New York The Museum of the City of New York's name says it all. Our unique mandate – to explore the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation – enables us to present a variety of exhibitions, public programs, and publications, all investigating what gives New York its singular character.
High Museum of Art Atlanta Georgia The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. Located in Atlanta 's Midtown arts and business district, the High has over 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection.
George Eastman House Rochester New York George Eastman House, an independent nonprofit museum, is an educational institution that tells the story of photography and motion pictures—media that have changed and continue to change our perception of the world.
Fotostiftung Schweiz Winterthur Switzerland The Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), founded in 1971, is dedicated to the preservation, acquisition and presentation of photographic works. It administrates an archive and a collection which together contain over 25 photographic estates and around 30,000 original prints of work by outstanding photographers. The Fotostiftung organises exhibitions, issues publications on the history of Swiss photography and supports present-day photography in Switzerland by pur
Houston Center of Photography Houston Texas HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration. HCP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a resource to its members and the community with programs that have regional and national im
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Seattle Washington The Henry Art Gallery delivers a direct experience of the art of our time. The Henry Art Gallery engages diverse audiences in the powerful experience of artistic invention and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new work that inspires and challenges. Exhibitions, collections, and public programs stimulate research and teaching at the University of Washington, provide a creative wellspring for artists, and reveal a record of modern artistic inquiry from the advent of photography in the mid-
History Miami Miami Florida
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington District of Columbia
J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles California The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.
Legion of Honor San Francisco California The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles California To serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, and through the translation of these collections into meaningful educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the widest array of audiences.
Monterey Museum of Art Monterey California It is our vision to serve our community and visitors through the visual arts by providing outstanding exhibitions, engaging public programs and a wonderful experience in our unique and historic facilities. Our permanent collection not only reflects the profound artistic legacy of our region, but a dynamic contemporary art scene.
Jeu de Paume Paris France The role of Jeu de Paume is to promote photography and mechanical or electronic images by taking an open, transversal approach in terms both of chronology (from the 19th to the 21st century) and of photographic practices and disciplines (photography, film, video, installation, etc.).
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie Paris France The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, situated in the heart of Paris, is a major center for contemporary photographic art.
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin Berlin Germany Since its meticulous restoration in the 1970s the Martin-Gropius-Bau has become one of the most famous and most beautiful exhibition halls in Germany. Many international exhibitions have since found a fitting venue there.
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Boston Massachusettes The primary activities of the ICA are threefold: • To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences • To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making • To design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation, and add
Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography Amsterdam Netherlands
International Center of Photography New York New York Located in the heart of New York City, the International Center of Photography (ICP) is a world-class museum and school dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the photographic medium through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs. ICP presents a wide range of historical and contemporary photographs in its acclaimed exhibitions, and houses a collection of more than 100,000 original prints that span the history of photography.
Jewish Museum New York New York The Jewish Museum, one of the world's largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture, was founded in 1904 in the library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it was housed for more than four decades. In 1944, Frieda Schiff Warburg, widow of the prominent businessman and philanthropist, Felix Warburg, who had been a Seminary trustee, donated the family mansion at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street to the Seminary for
The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Los Angeles California Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations.
Musee d'Orsay Paris France In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Cleveland Ohio MOCA Cleveland continues to evolve in exciting new ways while producing original, compelling exhibitions. Over the past seven years, MOCA has become a major producer of exhibitions, which has fueled its reputation as a visionary leader. In addition to featuring the work of national and international artists, MOCA consistently showcases established and emerging artists living in the Cleveland area.
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago Illinois The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. By presenting projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the Museum strives to communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination, and creativity.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston Massachusettes The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
Museum of Modern Art New York New York Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston Texas The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest art museum in America south of Chicago, west of Washington, D.C., and east of Los Angeles. The collection contains more than 55,000 artworks, which date from antiquity to the present. The major civilizations of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa are represented.
Addison Gallery of American Art Andover Massachusettes About Us The Addison Gallery of American Art, as a department of Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, is an academic museum dedicated to collecting American art. The museum's purpose is to acquire, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art for the education and enjoyment of local, regional, national and international audiences, including the students, faculty, and community of Phillips Academy, and other students, teachers, scholars, and the general public.
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Tucson Arizona The Center for Creative Photography is an archive and research center located on the University of Arizona campus. They retain the archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, and other great 20th century photographers—over fifty archives in all.
Fotomuseum Winterthur Winterthur Switzerland Fotomuseum Winterthur was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to photography as art form and document, and as a representation of reality. Fotomuseum Winterthur is on the one hand an art gallery for photography by contemporary photographers and artists. On the other, the Fotomuseum Winterthur is also a traditional museum for works by 19th and 20th century masters.
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Amsterdam The Netherlands Foam is the place in Amsterdam for photography in all its forms: from documentary to fashion, from contemporary to historic. A museum with international aspirations. Next to large-scale exhibitions showing the work of (world) famous photographers, Foam also shows the work of upcoming artists in smaller and shorter running exhibitions.
Dallas Museum of Art Dallas Texas Established in 1903, the Museum features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. The Museum also has a long history of providing varied and dynamic programs, events, and exhibitions to engage our visitors more fully with the art.
de Young Museum San Francisco California Founded in 1895 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco California
SF Camerawork San Francisco California Founded in 1974 San Francisco Camerawork encourages emerging and mid-career artists to explore new directions in photography and related media by fostering creative forms of expression that push existing boundaries.
UCLA Hammer Museum Los Angeles California The Hammer Museum explores the capacity of art to enhance the full range of human experience. Through its collections, exhibitions, and programs the Hammer illuminates the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries, with a special emphasis on the art of our time. At the core of the Hammer's mission is the recognition that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of culture and society. As cultural center, the Museum advances UCLA's mission by contributing to the intellect
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco California As an institution, we are committed to placing contemporary art at the heart of community life. We believe that the art and artists of today matter, and not just to an enlightened few who "get it" but to anyone who is willing to engage the contemporary world in all of its complexities and confusions.
Nasher Museum of Art Durham North Carolina The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University fosters the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by providing direct experiences with original works of art supported by a range of exhibitions, programs and publications for the university and the broader community. The museum draws on the intellectual resources of a great research university and serves as a laboratory of the arts dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches to learning. These strategies make the Nasher at Duke a unique corn
Seattle Art Museum Seattle Washington SAM provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the downtown waterfront. SAM collects, preserves and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present.
Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester Massachusettes Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin's passion — to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. Arthur's goal was to share with visitors his enthusiasm for a medium that is diverse, imaginative and informative. We are committed to continuing to encourage Arthur's vision through the works we exhibit, the programs we offer, the artists we encourage and through Arthur's own work whi
Hague Museum of Photography Den Haag Netherlands The Hague Museum of Photography opened its doors in December 2002. It is part of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and works closely with the Print Room of Leiden University Library. Every year the museum organises around six exhibitions covering a wide range of periods, disciplines and genres in the history of photography, often focusing on the human figure. This wide-ranging approach – national and international, traditional and contemporary, black-and-white and colour – has enabled the museum Chen Fuli, Chen Nong , Cheng Yuyang, Feng Hai, Huang Qingjun , Huang Taopeng, Li Lin, Li Nan , Liu Lijie, Liu Jiaxiang , Liu Xiaofang , Ma Hongjie , Ni Weihua , Qiu Zhen , Richard Yee, Shang Feiming, Shen Yang , Song Chao, Song Shimin, Susanna Scherer
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City Missouri The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened October 2, 1994. At the core of the permanent collection is the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, a gift by the Museum's donors R. Crosby Kemper and his wife Bebe Kemper, and the Kemper Foundations. Each year, the Museum presents 10–12 special exhibitions in its galleries. The group and solo artist exhibitions feature established and emerging artists from the United States and around the world.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Chicago Illinois One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a great view of Lake Michigan.
Amon Carter Museum Fort Worth Texas The Amon Carter Museum was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879–1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell; to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the study of American art.
Bass Museum of Art Miami Beach Florida The purpose of the Bass Museum of Art is to collect and exhibit the finest art the world has to offer from the past through the present, thereby enriching lives and educating residents and visitors in the City of Miami Beach.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Paris France
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Illinois The purposes for which the Art Institute of Chicago is formed are: to found, build, maintain, and operate museums, schools, libraries of art, and theaters; to provide support facilities in connection therewith; to conduct appropriate activities conducive to the artistic development of the region; and to conduct and participate in appropriate activities of national and international significance.
Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn New York The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Bota