Most of the world’s bigger cities are dotted with museums. When visiting a new place, most people find time to visit and check out these destinations. The good news is that there is actually a plethora of many jaw-dropping contemporary museums all over the world waiting to be explored and discovered. If you want to have a whole new experience the next time you go travelling, here are some of the fanciest modern museums today that are worth your visit:
New York’s Museum of Modern Art
MoMa, as it is affectionately called is dubbed as the world’s most influential museum of modern art. The vast collection of this museum covers almost everything, from illustrations, to sculpture, and architecture. There are more than 150,000 pieces in MoMa and these numbers don’t include millions of film stills and thousands of films. It was in 2004 when the museum underwent a controversial remodeling that is spectacular modernization of granite and glass.
Ghent’s Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst
Chocolate or beer is the usual reason why people visit the small medieval villages of Bruges and Ghent in Belgium. But, not a lot of them know that Ghent serves as the home to S.M.A.K, an almost unheard of modern art masterpiece. Located in a lush green park on the town’s outskirts, the single building where the museum is found used to be casino. Artistic license will welcome you before you even enter the doors of the museum. Several disturbing stone mannequin torsos cover the front wall. International and Belgian artists are featured on the rotating exhibits that reflect the penchant of the curator for pieces with explosive colors.
London’s Tate Modern
Any list of the fanciest modern museums today will never be complete without mentioning the Tate Modern, the most prestigious and popular venue for arts in the entire Europe. Nestled on the Thames’ banks, this colossal museum is a top tourist attraction in London not only because you can explore it for free but more because it has exhibitions that showcase various media and styles. There are lots of spaces in the rooms featuring vaulted ceilings that give enough breathing room to the featured displays. Visitors can observe them at several angles, something you don’t find in other museums.
Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art
If you want to spend a day away from the sunny beaches of Sydney and be oriented with the city’s culture, MCA should be your first stop. The museum is still somewhat young, opening its doors in 1991. However, the space is an incredible 1930s art deco building found at the very heart of the commercial district of the city. Exhibitions usually feature aboriginal artists and Australians although there are also works from different corners of the world.
Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou
At the center of Paris is this one of a kind structure that is inside out as far as design is concerned. The team of architectures behind its creation made sure that the entire building itself will be a good subject of conversations as much as the pieces found inside. The collection of modern art in the museum ranges from artworks to photography, furniture, and even decorative arts.
Out of all the fanciest modern museums today, which do you want to visit first?