Friday 15th December 2017,


Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Denver, CO. is one of the major museums in the United States


Image: Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Denver, CO. is one of the major museums in the United States

Stilfehler, Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Denver, CO. Image courtesy of Wikimedia

Museums and Art Institutions Around the World

We have made the effort to compile a list of museums and art institutions around the world. Many of these museums and art institutions have regular art exhibitions, some of which have situated them at the center of global art. From photography to paintings and other forms of contemporary and modern art, these museums and art institutions have presented shows that have illuminated issues of artistic interests.  The number of exhibitions presented by museums and art institutions that have generated  excitement in the global art space is limitless.  From Metropolitan Museum of Art, to Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum,  The British Museum, Jewish Museum,  and many others  the objective  has always been to present shows that bring audience  inside the museums.  Shows like One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works  at the Museum of Modern, Ancient Lives, New Discoveries at The British Museum and  Sayoko Yamaguchi -The Wearist, Clothed in the Future   at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo,  display the  outstanding ability of  curators to generate shows that  attract  art lovers to museums.  This list of museums and art institutions is by no means all the museums around the world. If there are museums missing from the list, kindly let us know and we will add them to the list.


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Acropolis Museum

ARKA Gallery, Saint Petersburg

Arnolfini—Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Museum, Łódź, Poland –

Art4.RU Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow

Art-Athina , Athens

Artpace, San Antonio, Texas

Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

Art Museum of The Americas

Ashmolean Museum

Asian Art Museum

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Australian Centre for the Moving Image


Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Baltimore Museum of Art

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado

British Museum


California Historical Society

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Cartoon Art Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo,  CAAC, Seville

CaixaForum Barcelona

CaixaForum Madrid

CAMeC – Centro d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, La Spezia

CAPC, Bordeaux

Castel Sant’Angelo

Castello di Rivoli – Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin

CBB – Centro Cultural de Belém

CCC Strozzina – Centre for Contemporary Culture, Florence

Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz

Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais

Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee Cesac, Cuneo

Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima

CNAC Le Magasin, Grenoble

Cobra Museum, Amstelveen

Collection Lambert, Avignon

Complesso del Vittoriano

Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver)

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas

Contemporary Museum Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland

CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

Corcoran Gallery of Art


de Young Museum

DC Art Museums and Art Collections

Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

Doğançay Museum


Erarta, Saint Petersburg

European Museum of Modern Art – MEAM


FAMSF-Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Freer Gallery of Art Arthur M.  Sackler Gallery


Galleria Civica d’Arte  Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Rome

Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Assisi

Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo

Galleria degli Uffizi

Galleria dell’Accademia

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

GAMC – Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Ferrara

GCAC – Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag

Grand Palais

Groninger Museum, Groningen


Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao

Gwangju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum


Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana


Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Institute of Contemporary Arts

iS.CaM. Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum

Israel Museum

Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul Modern)


Paul Getty Museum

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo

Kunst Merano Arte, Merano

Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunstmuseum Basel

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

Kreeger Muse


LACMA—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art, Villeneuve d’Ascq


Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca

Legion of Honor


MACA – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Acri, Acri

MACBA-Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

MACS – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Catania

MAC/VAL, The Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

MAGMA, Moscow

MAN – Museo d’Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts

Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome

MdAO – Museo d’Arte, Avellino

Melbourne Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

Moderna Museet

Mori Art Museum

Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

MUDAC – Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Floridia

MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow


Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, Geneva

Musée de l’Orangerie

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Musée D’Orsay

Musée du quai Branly

Museion (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea), Bolzano

Museo centrale del Risorgimento

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina (MADRE), Naples

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento, Monsummano

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Benevento

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Fonte Nuova

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Gibellina

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone

Museo d’Arte Gallarate MAGA, Gallarate

Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre de Alcalá de Henares

Museo del Novecento, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples

Museo del Novecento, Milan

Museo del Prado in Madrid

Museo Marino Marini, Florence

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Museo Soumaya

Museo Sperimentale d’Arte Contemporanea, L’Aquila

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museu deAarte Contemporânea de Elvas

Museu do Chiado

Museu José Malhoa

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporâneamuseu da Fundação Arpad Szenes-vieira da Silvamuseu Colecção Berardo

Museu Picasso

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome

Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Panza, Varese

Museum of Contemporary Art, Asia, Hong Kong

Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, Florida

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, California

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Tucson, Arizona

Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Trento

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart

Museums Across the Globe

Museum of African Diaspora Museum of Craft and Folk Art


Nanjing 4Cube Museum of Contemporary Art

National Art Museum of China

National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Galleries of Scotland[a]

National Gallery

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Victoria

National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico City

National Museum of Contemporary Art

National museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art

National Palace Museum

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Natural History Museum

Neues Museum

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, New York

New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

National Building Museum

National Gallery of Art

National Museum of African Art

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Portrait Gallery


Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California


P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York City, New York

Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Palace Museum in Beijing,

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Palazzo delle Arti, Naples

Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Grassi / Punta della Dogana (Pinault Collection), Venice

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Strozzi

Parco del Castello di Miramare

Parco di Capodimonte

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Power Station of Art, Shanghai


Queensland Art Gallery/GoM

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art


Raccolta d’Arte Contemporanea Alberto della Ragione, Florence

Reggia di Venaria Reale

Reina Sofía


RISO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo

Riverside Museum

Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Ontario Museum

Russian Museum

Renwick Gallery – Smithsonian American Art Museum



Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

SALT SALT (Institution)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

Serralves Foundation

Shanghai Museum

Singapore Art Museum

Singer Laren, Laren

SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

State Hermitage Museum

State Museum of Contemporary Arts, Thessaloniki

State Tretyakov Gallery

Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas

Stazione dell’Arte, Ulassai

Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Tate (formerly known as the Tate Gallery)

Tate Britain

Tate Modern

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

The Baltic (also known as the Baltic Flour Mill)

The Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Garage, Moscow

The National Art Center, Tokyo

The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois

Tokyo National Museum

Triennale, Milan

The Phillips Collection

The Textile Museum


Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Upper and Lower Belvedere

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah


Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vatican Museums

Victoria & Albert Museum

Villa Arson, Nice

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, Virginia


Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Walters Art Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York