This page displays a list of the most important art museums exhibiting photography. Use the brief list on the right to go directly to the museums of a certain zone. Links to museums open in a new tab


Belgium

S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Gent - The best collection of contemporary Art in Belgium, with important works of Karel Appel and Valerio Adami


Finland

Kiasma Museum of contemporary Art, Helsinki - Open in 1998, it's Finland's National Museum of contemporary Art, housed in a stunning building by Steven Holl

France

PompidouThe Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris - France's national museum for modern and contemporary Art, housed in an important contemporary building by Rogers and Renzo Piano

Germany

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin - This important building by Mies van der Rohe houses an important collection of modern and contemporary Art

Ireland

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin - This Museum of contemporary Art is housed in a 17th century building, and concentrates in works by living artists

Liechtenstein

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz - Opened in 2000, this museum houses a good collection of modern and contemporary Art, and some works from the collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein

Netherlands

Groningen Museum, Groningen - This polemical building by Coop Himmelblau houses the most innovative Art collection in Netherlands, and one of the most exciting museums in Europe

Russia

Museum of Modern Art, Moscow - This recent Museum (opened in 1999) exhibits works by modern and contemporary artists, including Picasso, Lèger and Malevich

United Kingdom

Tate ModernThe Tate Modern, London - arguably the most important collection of modern and contemporary Art in Europe. It houses works of artists such as Lichstentein, Pollock or Francis Bacon

Tate Liverpool - Established in 1988, it's one of the most important collections of contemporary Art in the U.K., including an important triptych by Francis Bacon

Gallery of modern Art (GOMA), Glasgow - The most important Museum in Glasgow houses temporary exhibitions and workshops in a 18th century building

Serbia

Museum of contemporary Art, Belgrade - Established in 1958, this gallery exhibits more than 30,000 contemporary works, mostly by Serbian artists

Spain

Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain's national Museum of modern and contemporary Art, well known for exhibiting Picasso's masterpiece, "Guernica"

Museo de Arte contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona - a quite recent collection of contemporary Art exhibited in a famous building by Richard Meier

Guggenheim Museum, BilbaoGuggenheim Museum, Bilbao - A good collection of contemporary Art, housed in a building by Frank Gehry. The most famous piece is "Puppy", a sculpture of a dog by Jeff Koons

Canada

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa - comprises over 160,000 photographic works, from the early 1960s to the present

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver - This dynamic and original Museum exhibits a large group of contemporary Art in a beautiful Neoclassical building

USA

MetropolitanThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Arguably America's greatest museum. Its spectacular collection is especially strong in American painting and Egyptian Antiquities.

MOMAThe Museum of modern Art (MOMA), New York - Houses the world's best collection of modern and contemporary Art, featuring masterworks as Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon

Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the oldest and most respected Art institutions of North America. It has a sister museum in Japan, the Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The National Gallery of WashingtonThe National Gallery of Washington features a complete collection of Western painting from the 13th to the 20th century. Its "star sections" are the early Renaissance and the American painting

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo - Exhibits one of the best collections of modern and contemporary Art in the United States

Art Institute of ChicagoThe Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the most outstanding Art collections of the United States, featuring masterpieces such as Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles - One of the best Art collections in the country, exhibited in a building recently transformated by Renzo Piano

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle - The collections of this Museum have drastically grown in the last decades, and now include contemporary works by Andy Warhol or Richard Serra

Brazil

Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade, Sao Paulo - It's arguably the most important collection of contemporary art in South America, including works by Picasso or Léger

Iran

Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran - Houses the best collection of European paintings in Middle East, including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Warhol

Israel

Israel Museum, Jerusalem - Founded in 1965, this Museum houses an extraordinary collection of Art, including archaeology, judaica, tribal arts and fine arts

Japan

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo - Open in 1952, this gallery houses a nice collection of contemporary paintings, as well as modern ceramics and textiles

Australia

National Gallery of AustraliaNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra - The most important Art Museum in Australia, exhibiting a large group of European paintings, including Jackson Pollock's masterpiece "Blue Poles"

Queensland Gallery of contemporary Art, Brisbane - Part of the Queensland Art Gallery, it houses one of the best collections of contemporary Art in Australia

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