Welcome to my museum guides!
I realized early on in 2017 that I have visited a lot of museums, love museums, and have zillions of photographs hiding in my Lightroom from my various museum trips, so what better than to write reviews and recommendations? For the breakdown of the Report Card I use on the guides, click here.
A couple caveats:
- I will be focusing on art museums, although a couple other history/science museums may slip in 🙂
- I have never studied art. The only art-ish classes I took in college were: two film photography courses, a photoshop class, and a course called “seeing is believing” which fulfilled my fine arts core. If I were to do it all over again, I’d probably try to work in some art history classes.
- I love to take pictures inside museums, and museums that don’t allow pictures have an automatic strike in my book. For people who have no desire to take pictures in a museum, you might give these museums back some of the points I deducted in the “Misc” category.
- Museum exhibits are constantly changing, and I can only review a museum based on what I’ve experience of their exhibits. The larger museums generally have some permanent exhibits along with special exhibits, but a lot of the smaller museums are based on temporary exhibits or rearranging items from their permanent collection. Before visiting a museum, it may be worth it to look online and see what they are currently exhibiting and if you’re interested in the current exhibits.
- I don’t really get art videos. I’m not huge on watching random videos in general, and art videos tend to be really bizarre and not something I have any familiarity with or understanding of.
- I am a huge user of public transportation and walking when I am traveling (I’ve only had Lyft installed on my phone once). If you’re a big Lyft/Uber/other rideshare user, you probably won’t have as many concerns about transportation as I do.
Check out the “Cindy’s Favorites” link for highlights and recommendations or find museums by location on the second link. I tried to make the report card a little more objective so it may be that my favorite museums are not always the highest ranked.
Most guides are still under construction, but any museum with a hyperlink has a review! If you see a museum on the list you’re interested in hearing more about, let me know and I can make it a priority and/or give you a bullet point summary.
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