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How many museums/exhibits have you been to and which were your favourite?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (11060points) July 27th, 2020
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Art Institute of Chicago
Detroit Institute of Art (3x)
some art gallery in Grand Rapids
MI (can’t remember the name)
Bodies Exhibit in NYC
The Museum of Sex in NYC
Museum of Natural History

Favourite exhibit – Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo exhibit at the DIT.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Been to many many museums.

The absolute best, time and time again – is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Second best is Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology in DC

Third is the Smithsonian Air and Space Technology (both downtown and at Dulles)

Fourth is Hirshhorn Art museum

Fifth is Guggenheim

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Too many to count in many countries and states !

12 foreign countries and hundreds of museums in the US!

cookieman's avatar

Oodles here in the US, Europe, China, and Iceland.

I went to art college right next door to both Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum. My other local favorites include the Boston Museum of Science, John F Kennedy Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, MIT’s List Museum, Children’s Museum, USS Constitution Museum, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Been to each dozens of times.

My faves from outside Boston include;

New York
Guggenheim Museum
Museum of Natural History

National Air & Space Museum
National Museum of Natural History

The Newseum (closed now)

The Louvre

Too many to list

Phallological Museum

Forbidden City Museum

Design Museum

Plus a ton of small galleries I’ve wandered into while my wife and daughter shop.

Visited just before COVID-29:
Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

On my current wish list is the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. They converted a retired Aircraft Carrier into a floating museum.

Zaku's avatar

Too many to list.

Museums are unique and different.

Some of my favorites include:

The Louvre, in Paris
The Vatican Museum, in Vatican City
The Roman Forum, in Rome
The Roman city of Pompeii, next to current Italian Pompeii
The Uffizi Gallery, in Florence
The British Museum, in London
The Victoria & Albert Museum, in London
The Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam

Jeruba's avatar

Not as many as I’d wish, but here are the ones I can think of right now. I’ll bet two or three of these won’t be duplicated on this thread:

Art museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – my first love
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Art Insitute of Chicago
The Louvre, Paris
National Gallery, London
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
De Young Museum, San Francisco
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), San Francisco
San Jose Museum of Art
Walters Gallery of Art, Baltimore
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

Other museums

Museum of Science, Boston
Children’s Museum, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
British Museum, London
Writers’ Museum, Edinburgh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow
Champollion Museum, Figeac, France
American Precision Museum, Windsor, Vermont – special fondness for this one
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Exploratorium, San Francisco
Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose
Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz, California
Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Mass. – the Glass Flowers

Oh, and there are the houses, such as the Steinbeck House, Salinas, California, and the Dorothy Quincy House, Quincy, Mass. I don’t know how many of those. Some stately homes in England and Scotland too.

Hats off to anyone who can tell me they’ve visited the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, California. I’ve driven past it a hundred times and often said, “Gotta stop in there one of these days.”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I couldn’t tell you but the most recent was a car museum with the most helpful docent on the planet.

JLeslie's avatar

So many it’s impossible to list them all, but here are some of them off the top of my head:

Washington DC
-Air and Space museum
-Postal Museum
-White House
-Natural History
-Washington Monument, actually most of the monuments do they count as museums?
-Holocaust Museum

-Colonial Williamsburg

New York
-Metropolitan Museum of Art
-Modern Museum of Art
-Natural History
-West Point
-FDR home and Museum
-Eleanor Roosevelt’s home
-Vanderbilt in Hyde Park

-Van Tropp Lodge (not sure if that counts)
-Ben and Jerry’s Factory

-Kennedy Space
-Morikami museum and gardens
-Florida Southern College designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and there is a replica home on campus.
-Plant Museum
-St. Petersburg Art Museum
-Edison Museum
-Revs Museum (Automobile)
-Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
-History Miami
-Eisenhower Rec Center

Memphis, Tennessee
-Civil Rights museum in Memphis (its houses in the Lorraine hotel where Martin Luther King was short and killed).
-Pink Palace
-Mississippi River museum mud island.
-Sun Studio
-Rock and Soul
-Dixon metal
-Gibson Guitar

Nashville, Tennessee
-Country Music Hall of Fame

-Clinton Library/Museum

-Motorcycle Museum at Barber

-Koehler Factory

-Tunica River Park and Museum
-Tunica Museum

Ford Museum
MSU art museum
Chrysler Museum

-History Museum in Atlanta

-Emperor’s Palace in Kyoto
-Edo History

-Castle Neuschwanstein

-The Vatican
-various churches
-drawing a blank but I was in Florence, Venice and Rome and went into several museums.

-Catedral de Sal (Salt Cathedral).

-science museum in Toronto

JLeslie's avatar

I forgot to say my favorites.

One I completely forgot to mention is the Morse museum in Winter Park, FL. It houses an amazing amount of works done by Tiffany. I love that museum. Here’s a link There is a chapel room where the entire alter is made from Tiffany glass, I love just sitting in there. Also huge Tiffany windows, the famous daffodil terrace, beautiful. The items were going to be destroyed, it’s amazing these pieces of art still exist. Short video preview

Other favorites:
The Plant museum (Henry Plant)

FDR Museum

Clinton Museum

Holocaust Museum (DC) Because it’s done so well, but the subject matter I can only take so much, so not a museum I visit again and again

Metropolitan Museum of Art.

So museums many are so good.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I need to do a little more travelling.

Caravanfan's avatar

I have been to countless museums all over the world, and it is impossible for me to list a favorite. I currently have a membership at SFMOMA.

If a gun were to my head and I had to pick a favorite, I would pick the two museums that have made me cry. One was the Royal Observatory at Greenwich where they have restored to working order the Harrison clocks, and the other is the National Air and Space Museum in Washington where they have on display a piece of anorthosite collected by the Apollo astronauts.

ucme's avatar

I counted 6.
The third was my favourite.

kritiper's avatar

The Patton Museum at Fort Knox.

raum's avatar

Aquarium of the Bay
Asian Art Museum
California Academy of Sciences
Child’s Creativity Museum
Conservatory of Flowers
Contemporary Jewish Museum
de Young Museum
Legion of Honor
Musée Mécanique
Museum of Ice Cream
The Presidio
Randall Museum
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Alameda Museum
Pacific Pinball Museum
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Habitot Children’s Museums
Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles
Lawrence Hall of Science
Chabot Space and Science Center
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Ardenwood Historic Farm
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Bay Model Vistor Center
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art
California State Railroad Museum
Huntington Library
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Tolerance
USC Fisher Museum
La Brea Tar Pits
Balboa Park
Fleet Science Center
Gaslamp Museum
Old Town San Diego
San Diego Children’s Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Art Institute of Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Museum of Science and Industry
Robie House

(New York)
Met Cloisters
Museum of Natural History
911 Memorial

Children’s Museum (Boston)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

Alte Pinakothek
Pinakothek der Moderne
Haus der Kunst
Munich Residenz
Residence Museum
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
Neuschwanstein Castle

House of Terror (Budapest)
Toto Museum (Japan)
National Palace Museum (Taiwan)

Probably missing a whole bunch of random ones. Don’t think I can pick a favorite exhibit!

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