Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
Albright Knox Art Gallery Buffalo
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
Albright Knox Art Gallery Buffalo
Can't believe more of the Smithsonians aren't named. Some really GREAT museums in D.C. I really like the natural history and air & space myself. The Holocaust one is good, a good one for any Iranian diplomat. I really like the Baltimore aquarium at the inner harbor as well. Univ. of Oklahoma has a GREAT natural history museum, if you like dinosaur bones it is up there at the top with D.C. and Chicago's isn't bad either. I've been to a number of museums in about every state but Maine, Hawaii and Alaska and I have to say there are a bunch of good ones out there. As far as small town ones not including national landmarks and parks, ie Little Big Horn - etc... I really like a small museum in McPherson, KS. has some interesting things in it. Has anyone ever been to McPherson, KS? For some reason I really like that little town...
I'd like to add the Milwaukee Art Museum simply for its addition. Truely a wonderful place and setting.
Here are a few of my favourite museums:
National Art Gallery
Imperial War Museum
London Museum (history of London)
Tate Britain (another art museum)
Musée Marmottan (has lots of Monet artworks)
Musical Instrument Museum (totally awesome; had a great time there)
Keswick, Cumbria, England
Urbis (Museum of Urban Life)
The ruins of Pompeii
The entire island (a national site where the ruins are being preserved as is)
My gosh, I just realized now, that I don't have a favourite museum in either Canada or United States! I better get out there, eh? (For the Toronto folks, are there any good ones here in Toronto?)
The Science Center is cool. It was there back in 1976 that my interest in urban planning was first developed. As you young buck, my family spent the bicentenial in Canada, at a lakeside cottage of my mother's friend in the Rideau Canal region. We stopped by and saw that museum and the hockey hall of fame on our way back home.Originally posted by Hceux
The Hockey hall of fame was great, dunno what its like at BCE place, but since BCE place and the Milwaukee art museum are designed by the same guy, it would be cool to look at at least.
Others not listed above include:
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Bat Factory
The J.B.Speed Art Museum (Louisville)
The Montshire Science Center
Indianapolis Children's Museum
The Cyclorama at Gettysburg
Originally posted by Luca
the nelson is my favorite...it doesnt hurt that it is 2 blocks from where i live.
He's been through that little kid "ooh-aah" phase of visiting science centers/dinosaur exhibits and the local museum with relics/pics of our town. He's into video games now. Hoping when he's old enough to get a passport without d*ckhead signing off, I can take him to Europe and then he can see something interesting. My point was that in FL there aren't any great museums. I haven't taken him anyplace that has anything extraordinary.Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
Here are a few of my Los Angeles favorites:
The Getty Museum (Los Angeles) - beautiful setting, collections, and great example of Richard Meier's work (worth taking a free tour to learn about the architecture and details).
LA Museum of Contemporary Art - Great place to view art and sip wine in a downtown Los Angeles setting. Right across from the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, which isn't a museum, but is amazing.
I can't think of the name of that museum that is next to the freeway on the way to Pasadena. It's a cluster of historical homes that have been saved from demolition. The tour takes you inside of some of the homes and it's interesting to see the size of these rooms (think very small).
The museum at FDR's home in Hyde Park NY is not huge, but is very nice.
The National Building Museum is D.C. was a tremendous disappointment. It was a truly beautiful building but almost no exhibits. The most interesting thing I found was hidden away in a closet - it was the original building model for the Lincoln Memorial.
Originally posted by Charliesch
Hmm ya must have been there on an off day, I've seen some pretty cool exhibits there. Its either that or we have different ideas on what a building museum should be.
My favorite museum is definately the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. I also love going to the small museums that just about all towns have that are either free to get in or don't cost much. In nearby Plymouth's museum they have a huge room full of Abraham Lincoln stuff, it's amazing! I have a nice Abe Lincoln shrine in my room
Another vote for the Milwaukee Art Museum... have only been there once since the addition opened, but I like the building and the collection (it's the one I grew up with )
I like the Minenapolis Institute of Art, The Weisman (small art museum on University of Minnesota campus), Chicago Institute of Art, and am fond of the Cloisters in New York, 'cause it's unique. MoMA was also neat, though a bit too crowded (I had to go on a Saturday 'cause I was working during the week).
On the other side of the Atlantic, there's Moderna, Arkitektur, and Nordic in Stockholm, the city Art Museums (Konstmuseé) in Göteborg and Norrköping, Munchmuseet Oslo, Neue Pinakotek in Munich, Orsay in Paris, Tate Modern in London
Next time I'm in Minneapolis I will HAVE TO go to the renovated Walker. I've never been there and, well, I should have long, long ago.
What luck! A random assemblage of words never sounded less intelligent.
In Washington, DC:
Library of Congress (they have some small but fantastic exhibits)
Smithsonian American History Museum
National Gallery of Art (original building, not the newer shark's tooth building)
Natural History Museum
Elsewhere in the US:
Milwaukee Public Museum
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, OR (Spruce Goose, SR-71, etc.)
Colorado Railroad Museum
California Railroad Museum
Museum of Natural History, NYC
New England Aquarium, Boston
Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach
Probably lots of others if I thought about it some more.
The building is damn ugly, but I liek the Smithsonian Museum of American History. I think it really gets the flavor/character of America. Im so glad that they include so many things about life for ordinary americans. It's not so dedicated to the glory of the proud nation whatever.
Some of the various nucelar msuems can be strange.
British Imperial War Museum is quite good, even though it is about war and the glorious British troops. Their simulations and scenes are well done.
Museum of Folk Art in NYC - very nice
and Pablo Neruda's Isla Negra house in Chile
I haven't been to that many museums, but a few that I really like include:
-Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) - I have to go back there someday soon to check out their redone U-505 and model railroad exhibits.
-Art Institute of Chicago
-Milwaukee Art Museum
-Milwaukee Public Museum
-Experimental Aircraft Association (Oshkosh, WI) - Second only to the Smithsonian Air and Space for their aircraft collection.
Some that I haven't yet visited, but want to:
-Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago)
-Chicago Historical Society Museum
-Natinal Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
-NFL HoF (Canton, OH)
-Major League Baseball HoF (Cooperstown, NY)
-Rock and Roll HoF (Cleveland, OH)
-Illinois Railroad Museum (Union, IL)
Baseball HoF in Cooperstown, NY
RR HoF in Cleveland
Victoria & Albert in London
Kew Botanical Garden in London
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Museum of Science in Boston
Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston
Smithsonian - all of them, especially Air and Space
I've been there, if you go on the weekends you can ride an old CTA el car through the cornfields. The museum is pretty interesting I first went there with my father, then took my niece there when she was two because she loves trains.Originally posted by mgk920