Art galleries are fantastic avenues to appreciate arts, learn and understand the various genres of art and how it speaks to individual emotions.
The art pieces found in an art gallery range from sculpted pieces, paintings, metal works, etc. One would wonder why people pay such exorbitant amounts to visit these galleries, only to stare at art pieces and move around in circles. But more than just the money spent to attend these functions, people network and connect with other art enthusiasts at such art galleries. Another reason people visit art galleries is to get a glimpse of history; usually, the stories behind art pieces with rich history are always intriguing.
The following are 10 of the most expensive art galleries(in no particular order), expensive in terms of architecture, fascinating, appealing, and incredible paintings, ancient artifacts, and paintings they host.
1. MoCCA- Museum of comic and cartoon art
This gallery deals in the exhibition of comic arts, cartoon characters from movies, anime, graphic novels, comic strips, illustrations, and lots more. It is located in Manhattan, New York; the primary purpose for the gallery’s creation was so that people could better appreciate comic and cartoon arts.
2. The British museum
Popular for its magnificent architecture and structure, it holds so much history of the human race, from archeology to ethnography. The Museum is located in London, and the art pieces collected in these galleries span from Greece, China, Egypt, and even West Africa.
3. The National gallery of arts library
This was presented as a gift to the Americans by Congressman Andrew Mellon. The gallery is located in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C; this gallery is home to over 100,000 drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures of historical events dating as far back as the middle age. Admission is free.
4. Tate modern
Located in London, Tate holds the national collections of modern and contemporary arts(international), making it one of the largest museums with such displays.
5. The Frick collection
The frick collection has masterpieces spanning from the renaissance to the early twentieth century. This gallery is located in Manhattan, New York. The masterpieces include decorative arts like porcelain vases, pots, high-class sculptures, and paintings.
6. Isabella Stewart Gardner museum
The Gardner museum has one of the world’s most adored art collections. This museum located in Boston has artworks from artists like Michelangelo and Botticelli. One interesting observation about the Museum is that if one’s birthday happens to be the day of the visit or someone coincidentally bears Isabella(with proof, of course), admission is free for that day.
7. Seattle Art museum (SAM)
It is located in Seattle, Washington, DC. It consists of three separate facilities; the main Museum in downtown Seattle, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Asian Art Museum.
8. Museum Of Fine arts
It is situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The Museum is the 20th largest Museum in the world. It has one of the most comprehensive collections in America, with over 400,000 artworks. It consists of many Egyptian artifacts and Japanese and Chinese.
9. MoMA-New York Museum Of Modern art
Often referred to as one of the most influential museums in terms of modern arts in the world. Located in Manhattan, New York.
10. Philadelphia Museum Of art
The Philadelphia Museum Of Art holds vast collections of arts from across different eras and continents, making it one of the leading art museums in the country. It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.