5 Leading Galleries In The World

Art White Canvas
3 min readMar 17, 2021

Before the pandemic; while going to the galleries and museums filled with wine & cheese to enjoy the majestic piece that these emerging and renowned artists have made is mesmerizing to look at! But have you ever wondered about the leading galleries in the world? Galleries; which have survived years and the imprints of artists they have hanged in their walls? Don’t worry! We got you covered! We have made a list of the top 5 leading galleries in the world which is for sure to arouse your curiosity. Let’s ponder over the 5 amazing galleries spread across this artistic world of ours!

5. National Gallery, London

Started with 36 paintings to present having a collection of over 2300 artworks dating from the mid 13th century to the 20th century; The National Gallery London was founded in 1824. It is the second most popular visitor attraction in the UK, following behind the British Museum. Worldwide, it is the 7th most popular visitor attraction.

4. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Founded in 1929 by the wife of D. Rockefeller Jr.: Abby Eldrich Rockefeller; it is famous for its research facilities. With over 300,000 books, artist books, periodicals, individual files on over 90,000 artists, a conservation laboratory, and over 2,500 published works in 35 languages, they have more research materials than any other art museum.

3. The British Museum, London

Being the world’s oldest national public museum; it was founded in 1753 which makes it older than the USA. The museum contains Rosetta stone (weighs 760 kilograms), Parthenon marbles & Eygptian mummies too! Looks like has a lot to look at dating back to ancient times. Even the reading room has hosted Bram Stokes, Virginia Woolf, Karl Marx, and Oscar Wilde too!

2. Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York

Having a collection of enormous art; you will be surprised to know that it is home to the oldest surviving piano in the world which dates back to the 17th century to the man who is credited with the making of piano: Bartolomeo Cristofori. MET has more than 2 million works in their permanent collection.

1. Louvre, Paris

Believed to have the most variety of artworks from the art masters itself; Louvre is situated in the heart of Paris alongside the Seine river. Containing art of the masters: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Code of Hammurabi which is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilization. Consisting of three separate wings having four floors; you couldn’t be able to gaze at every piece in a single day! Plus it defines that art is absolutely the footprint of humans on earth!

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