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Old 08-10-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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with the exception of DC it is strange that only one southern city has a million plus ART museum, or a top ten most visited art museum
Good save.

Anyways, I've seen some numbers that suggest Houston's Museum of Fine Arts receive over 2.5 million visitors a year.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Good save.

Anyways, I've seen some numbers that suggest Houston's Museum of Fine Arts receive over 2.5 million visitors a year.
You are thinking of the Museum of Natural Science Houston.

That one is the most visited one in Houston.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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You are thinking of the Museum of Natural Science Houston.

That one is the most visited one in Houston.
I read it right; just got it wrong. That 2.5 million includes MFAH and all its affiliates.

http://mfah.org/site_media/uploads/a...ual_Report.pdf
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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I read it right; just got it wrong. That 2.5 million includes MFAH and all its affiliates.

http://mfah.org/site_media/uploads/a...ual_Report.pdf
ah, cool.

i read that the Houston Art offerings get over 9M visitors a year so arts are thriving down here
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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It is definitely not the largest art museum, however, Tampa Bay may home to the largest musuem dedicated to one artist. The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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with the exception of DC it is strange that only one southern city has a million plus ART museum, or a top ten most visited art museum
That's because DC is not a southern city. It's culture, sophistication and cosmopolitanism resembles it northern counteroparts.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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That's because DC is not a southern city. It's culture, sophistication and cosmopolitanism resembles it northern counteroparts.
what is your point?? My point is why is there only one southern City in the top ten, not where DC is. If that is what you got from it you need to take a little extra time reading.

How on earth does DC's sophistication relate to the lack of highly visited museums in the south??
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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That's because DC is not a southern city. It's culture, sophistication and cosmopolitanism resembles it northern counteroparts.
LOL......whew! Good one!
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Just wondering about this topic, here are the most visited according to Wikipedia

The following American art museums are among the 100 most visited in the world. 10 of these 17 are in the cities of New York, Washington, or San Francisco.

Ranked by annual visitors

1. The Metropolitan, New York 5.8 million
2. Nat'l Gallery of Art, DC 4.7 million
3. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3.1 million
4. De Young Museum, San Francisco 2 million
5. Art Institute of Chicago, 1.3 million
6. Getty Center, Los Angeles 1.2 million
7. Nat'l Portrait Gallery, DC 1.1 milllion
8. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1.1 million
9. Solomon Geggenheim Museum, New York 1.1 million
10. Smithsonian, DC 1.1 million
11. LA Co Museum of Art, 900 k
12. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 900 k
13. Freer Gallery of Art, DC 800 k
14. SFMoMA, San Francisco 700 k
15. Hirshhorn Museum, DC 600 k
16. Seattle Museum of Art 551 k
17. High Museum of Art, Atlanta 509 k

List of most visited art museums in the world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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Does anyone have a list of museums by the size of their collection? I know the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has about 80,000 items which puts it near the top of the second tier but it would be cool to see a breakdown of all of the large to medium art museums.
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