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Old 09-10-2016, 11:46 PM
 
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NY, SF and Philly!!!!!!!! Honorable mentions: Chicago, Denver and L.A.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:01 AM
 
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NY, SF and Philly!!!!!!!! Honorable mentions: Chicago, Denver and L.A.
Where is San Jose?
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:09 AM
 
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Where is San Jose?
It got some great museums: Tech, Children, San Jose Museum of Art and others. Not the best city for museums, never said that
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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Thanks for all the interesting responses! I have to visit many of these places. I reside in Boston, which has a pretty small, but well rounded constellation of museums. Especially in regards to art; we have the MFA (our encyclopedic museum), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (in a new modern space built in 2006), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (a turn of the century private collection), and further afield the Fogg (part of the Harvard Museums) and the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA, showcases maritime art and artifacts). deCortova is a nice sculpture park in Lincoln. Way out in the Berkshires (~2 hr) we have the massive Mass MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) that houses large scale exhibitions in a former warehouse. The Worcester Art Museum is also a great small museum that is worth the trip.

My knowledge rests mostly with art museums, but we have the wonderful New England Aquarium, Science Museum, and Boston Children's Museum, along with a plethora of historical museums and sites (Freedom Trail, Boston Public Library, etc.) There are many interesting museums and sites in the whole state.

Some of my favorite museums in other cities include MOMA and Met (have yet to visit the Frick, Guggenheim, Morgan, the list goes on!), and New York is clearly a city with an abundance of unique museums.

I love the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes (which I have only seen in its current site) in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Magic Gardens and the public art of Philadelphia is amazing to me. I worked with public artists there for a few weeks a couple years back. I also enjoyed my visits to the Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Mutter Museum (a museum of medical abnormalities).

The Art Institute of Chicago blew me away. I would love to see the Detroit Art Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, Getty, and LACMA.

I'd love to learn more about the different museums and institutions in different cities! I feel as though it's a nice way to get to know a place
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Thanks for all the interesting responses! I have to visit many of these places. I reside in Boston, which has a pretty small, but well rounded constellation of museums. Especially in regards to art; we have the MFA (our encyclopedic museum), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (in a new modern space built in 2006), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (a turn of the century private collection), and further afield the Fogg (part of the Harvard Museums) and the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA, showcases maritime art and artifacts). deCortova is a nice sculpture park in Lincoln. Way out in the Berkshires (~2 hr) we have the massive Mass MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) that houses large scale exhibitions in a former warehouse. The Worcester Art Museum is also a great small museum that is worth the trip.

My knowledge rests mostly with art museums, but we have the wonderful New England Aquarium, Science Museum, and Boston Children's Museum, along with a plethora of historical museums and sites (Freedom Trail, Boston Public Library, etc.) There are many interesting museums and sites in the whole state.

Some of my favorite museums in other cities include MOMA and Met (have yet to visit the Frick, Guggenheim, Morgan, the list goes on!), and New York is clearly a city with an abundance of unique museums.

I love the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes (which I have only seen in its current site) in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Magic Gardens and the public art of Philadelphia is amazing to me. I worked with public artists there for a few weeks a couple years back. I also enjoyed my visits to the Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Mutter Museum (a museum of medical abnormalities).

The Art Institute of Chicago blew me away. I would love to see the Detroit Art Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, Getty, and LACMA.

I'd love to learn more about the different museums and institutions in different cities! I feel as though it's a nice way to get to know a place
I last went to it so many years ago, but Detroit Institute for the Arts is definitely worth a visit. Glad they didn't auction off their paintings, like I feared was going to happen when the city of Detroit(which operates that museum IIRC) filed for bankruptcy protection. Also be sure to check out the art museums in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Ann Arbor(this is smaller than the others, but also nice), Toledo, OH(yes seriously), and Louisville if you have a chance. I've heard good things about the one in Racine, WI being kinda small like the one in Ann Arbor, but would like to visit that one someday.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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NY, SF and Philly!!!!!!!! Honorable mentions: Chicago, Denver and L.A.
haha why did you not mention DC? DC definitely has the best museums in the country, especially because 90 percent of them are free.
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