What are your favorite museums in your area?

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  • coffee_black

    What are your favorite museums in your local area? What museums would you suggest to someone visiting your area? Tell us a little about them.

    Here’s my list:

    http://www.mfa.org/ Museum of Fine Arts…my home away from home growing up. They’ve expanded it…one thing I don’t like is that they took out a lot of the character that used to be there. For example, Nineteenth Century European Art used to be displayed in Galleries decorated in the style of that period. Now there are stark white walls with Gallery lighting… loses some of the impact I think…

    http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/fogg/ The Fogg Museum. There are several art museums at Harvard. This is the oldest…and my favorite.

    http://www.gardnermuseum.org/ The Gardner Museum... A real gem. Home of the late Isabella Stuart Gardner, it’s an Italian Palazzo reconstructed in the Fenway area of Boston. It houses an amazing art collection, beautifully displayed. Members of the Boston Symphony perform there often….The music resonates through the building…truly magical.

    http://www.mos.org/ Boston Museum of Science… I have yet to see another science museum that lives up to this standard

    http://web.mit.edu/museum/ The MIT Museum…A real gem I discovered about a year ago. The local CSI (sorry…not Crime Scene Investigation…. It’s Construction Specification Inst.) chapter had their holiday party there. We had the run of the place. What a blast!


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  • Abandoned

    There are only two museums, that I know about, here in Rochester, Minnesota. My favorite is the Rochester Art Center. Here's a picture I took of it last year:


    It's located right next to the Mayo Civic Autitorium right in the heart of Rochester.

    The other museum in town that I am aware of is the Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall. I don't have a photo of it, but it's a medical museum for the world famous Mayo Clinic.

  • ronin1

    My favorite museums are in New York:

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Cloisters Museum

    The Museum of Natural History include the Hayden Planitarium

    The Amerian Indian Museum


  • 4mylove


    contemporary arts houston (?www)



    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland


  • JK666

    If you are into classic cars, the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, IN. It is the former showroom and offices of the factory, and the building itself is beautifully decorated in original art deco regalia. Many classic cars are housed within.


  • dinah

    Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts is a good one. Also would love to visit the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Alabama. I've not been able to visit that one yet, but it is on my list of things to do. The McWane Center in Birmingham, Alabama looks interesting.

    The Museum of Natural History in Anniston, Alabama is a good one too.

    I'm dying to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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  • coffee_black


    I lived in Florida for over 20 years...and went to many district assemblies in St. Pete... Always wanted to visit the Dali Museum, but never made it...


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