8 Contemporary Art Galleries to Explore From Home

By Google Arts & Culture

Fotograferende bezoekers in een zijkabinet van de Eregalerij met schilderijen van onder andere Johannes Vermeer (2013-04-25)Rijksmuseum

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Here's 8 museums to enjoy from New York to Bangkok...

1. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon

When MMCA was first established in 1969 it was the only national art museum in Korea that had modern and contemporary art. The building was built to look like a traditional Korean fortress and also includes an outdoor sculpture park.

2. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

An awe-inspiring Fifth Avenue landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the iconic corkscrew shape of the Guggenheim contains no carpeting or curtains to make sure visitors aren't distracted from the unbroken wave of art.

3. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok

MOCA is home to the largest collection of modern painting and sculpture in Thailand. The building was specially designed with delicate jasmine patterns carved in the exterior to let in natural light.

4. Erarta, St. Petersburg

Erarta is the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia. Its name combines the words 'era' and 'arta' which translates to mean 'the era of art'. The building it's housed in used to be a Soviet-era synthetic rubber research institute.

5. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Colombia

The museum was founded after Father Rafael García-Herreros visited the house of a wealthy art collector and realized that the beautiful works were wasted, being limited to the sight of their owner. MAC now displays around 1,000 pieces of contemporary art for the public to enjoy.

6. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy

This building was designed by architect Mario Botta and includes a large dome inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. A large part of MART's collection comprises of the Italian movement futurism.

7. The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City

Mudam is located at Fort Thungen and was designed by Pritzer Prize winning architect I. M. Pei. Its permanent collection includes work by Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, and Julian Schnabel.

8. Inhotim, Brazil

Situated within 346 acres of botanical garden and forest, Inhotim's collection contains many large-scale sculptures in its extensive and beautiful grounds. Its garden pavilions contain work by Brazilian and international artists, such as Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Hélio Oiticica, and Steve McQueen.

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