PARIS

LOUVRE

This museum is located in Paris (France) and holds one of the largest art collections in the world. The Louvre displays about 300,000 works, among them some world-famous like the Mona Lisa from Leonardo da Vinci, Venus de Milo and Winged Victory. The latest addition to the Louvre is the glass pyramid entrance as you can see on the photo.

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WASHINGTON

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

This museum is located in Washington DC (USA). The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper from the Middle Ages to the present.

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MADRID

MUSEO DEL PRADO

In the Prado Museum, located in Madrid (Spain), not only can you enjoy one of the largest art gallery's in the world, but also sculptures, drawings and other artistic treasures. The works are distributed over three floors, by author, schools, and themes. Of worthy note is the collection of Spanish painting from the 17th and 18th century, the period of the incomparable Velázquez and Goya. The content of the museum is of incalculable economic and artistic value. To mention but two essential works, 'El jardín de las Delicias' by El Bosco or the famous 'Las Meninas' by Velázquez must not be missed.

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PARIS

MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE

Centre Pompidou is one of the most spectacular buildings of Paris (France). It was designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rodgers to bring art and culture to the man in the street. In fact, the Pompidou Center has been a great success with its easily accessible public library, its art exhibitions and the French National Museum of Modern Art. The Museum has large collections of paintings spanning the 20th century and including works by the most famous artists (Picasso, Braque, Max Ernst, Magritte, Chagall, Matisse, Delaunay, Kandinsky, Klee and many others).

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ST. PETERSBURG

THE HERMITAGE

The State Hermitage is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Today the Museum is creating its digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. Computer technologies enable the State Hermitage Museum to provide people from all over the world with wider access to information about the Museum and its treasures.

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UFFIZI

GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI

The Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence (Italy) is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.

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LONDON

TATE GALLERY

The Tate Gallery in London (England) opened in 1897. Since then their collection grew from 65 works gifted by Henry Tate to a staggering 65,000 works of art. Tate Britain is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art and works actively to promote interest in British art internationally. The displays at Tate Britain call on the greatest collection of British art in the world to present an unrivalled picture of the development of art in Britain from the time of the Tudor monarchs in the sixteenth century, to the present day.

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NEW YORK

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the world's largest and most important art museums. It is located on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, United States. The Met also maintains "The Cloisters", which features medieval art. The Met's permanent collection contains more than two million works of art from around the world. The collection's holdings range from treasures of classical antiquity, like those represented in its Greek and Cypriot galleries, to paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, to an extensive collection of American art. The collection also contains extensive holdings of Egyptian, African, Asian, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, Byzantine and Islamic art.

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