What Are the Advantages of Traditional Art Museums?
Did you know that, according to Business Insider, art auctions earned $11.5 billion dollars as of 2012, and art sales are up by as much as 21% since 2010? Modern art stretches and pushes boundaries, creates iterations – and new definitions – of beauty, and raises important questions. It is especially important then, that art enthusiasts and new collectors know where to find some of the nation’s best art. What can art lovers expect some of the most prestigious museums?
Modern Art Museums
One of the most popular places to appreciate art is a traditional contemporary and modern art museums. Museums offer a number of different exhibits, typically focusing around a particular style or artist. A museum can be a great way to explore a variety of art, and the physical setting also allows for more creative, conceptual artworks. (Contemporary artist Urs Fischer, for example, dug a 38-foot-by-30-foot pit, dubbed “You,” in a New York City gallery. The New Yorker heralded the work as “experimentally rich” and “chaotic,” and it is pretty indisputable that a good deal of meaning would have been lost with a two dimensional representation.) What are some of the most popular art museums?
MoMA, the Metropolitan Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and D.C.’s National Art Gallery are among the most popular art museums in the U.S. The Met, located on east end of New York City’s Central Park, dates way back to 1870. The building contains a vast art collection, requiring 17 separate curatorial departments to manage it. The National Art Gallery, on the other hand, was constructed by art collector Andrew Mellon in 1855. Patrons can view National Gallery of Art hours and exhibition dates online.
Art enthusiasts from all over the world can enjoy art collections and exhibits in their most traditional forms. MoMA, the Met, and the National Gallery of Art provide artists and patrons with a physical space to enjoy all art (including conceptual art). National Gallery of Art hours, exhibits, and more, can all be found online; the same holds true for the majority of modern art museums.