This page displays a list of the most important art museums exhibiting Native American and Pre-Columbian Art. 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


Czech Republic

Naprstek Museum, Prague - Part of the Prague National Musuem, it houses an interesting collection of American, Asian and Tribal Art


France

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris - This new museum (opened in 2006) is France's national museum to African, American, Oceanian and Asian Art

United Kingdom

BritishThe British Museum, London - England's greatest museum -and one of the best in the world- of Ancient Arts and antiquities, with an excellent collection ancient American Art.

Spain

Museo arqueológico (Archaeological Museum), Madrid - The most important collection of Ancient Art in Spain, it includes several works from the old Spanish colonies in Central and South America

Canada

National Gallery of CanadaNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa - Exhibits one of the greatest collections of European paintings in North America, in which the art from ancient Canada is well represented

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Arguably the largest collection of Canadian Art, from the neolithic to the 20th century

Mexico

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City - Houses an impressive collection of Aztec and Mayan Art, including La Piedra del Sol (The Stone of the Sun)

USA

MetropolitanThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Arguably America's greatest museum. Its spectacular collection includes a group of sensational olmec masks.

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York - Houses an extensive collection of Art, including a large group of Precolumbian sculptures

Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the oldest and most respected Art institutions of North America. It displays 53 rooms devoted to Precolumbian Art

Museum of Art, Cleveland - One of the most complete art collections in America, its collection of pre-columbian art includes more than 750 works

Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroit Institute of Arts, Detroit - One of the greatest Museums in North America, with a great collection of American Art, including a beautiful tunic from ancient Peru

Denver Art Museum, Denver - Focused in American Indian Art, this Museum also exhibits a good collection of Precolumbian Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Considered to be the best Museum in Texas, its collections span more than 5,000 years

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

Legion of Honor, San Francisco - Houses a good collection of Ancient American Art, a collection that has been increased thanks to several donations

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle - The collections of this Museum are specially strong in the art from the ancient American West

Colombia

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum), Bogotá - Houses an impressive collection of Pre-Columbian gold artifacts, claimed to be the richest in the world

Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá - Founded in 1823, the Museum exhibits an important collection of Pre-Columbian antiquities

Ecuador

Museo del Banco Central, Quito - Exhibits a large collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts, including mummies, potteries, sculptures and gold figures

Peru

Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia, Lima - Houses an impressive collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts, including more than 60,000 cermics

Chile

Museum of Precolumbian Art, Santiago de Chile - Exhibits a good collection fo works of art, from Mesoamerica to the South Andes

Uruguay

Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indígena, Montevideo - Exhibits more than 700 works of Art from the Ancient South America, including a 18th century canoe

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