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Old 12-23-2012, 04:07 PM
Location: Minneapolis
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If more people visited Minneapolis the MIA would be higher on people's radar, it is a great museum.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:20 PM
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I love the Field Museum, but agree that I wouldn't consider it an art museum.
Crystal Bridges is incredible. It's the new museum built by the Walton family in Bentonville, AR. If you are not familiar with it, you should really visit their website. It has an incredible collection of American art. And gorgeous architecture on a gorgeous site.
Crystal Bridges Museum
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:36 PM
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Do not leave out Cleveland. CMA is in the midst of a $400+ million expansion/renovation. The new atrium is incredible, and the collection is encyclopedic. The museum is also at the head of a park designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted (who also designed Central Park in NYC). It can seriously be mentioned in the same breath as the Met, Museum of Fine arts in Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, or any other top museum in this country. We also have a small but cool new Museum of Contemporary Art designed up and coming Iranian architect Farshid Moussavi.
A few pics from Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood...home of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

1) Cleveland Museum of Art:





2) Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) -- designed by Farshid Moussavi



3) Cleveland Institute of Art (expansion breaking ground this year):


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Old 12-24-2012, 07:27 PM
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The Cleveland Art Museum is pretty good, especially with its new mega atrium
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:45 PM
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And if you travel to Cleveland, there is a pretty good art museum in Oberlin as well.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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The Morris Museum in Augusta seems a little strange on a list of cities like NYC, Atlanta and LA, but the museum is a very good attraction and I would highly recommend it for my southern historians.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:25 PM
Location: Manhattan
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After NYC, I'd say DC, Chicago, Philly, Boston, and LA have the best art museums.
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