As part of my Must-see European Museums series, I decided to pick 4 more European art museums that you should definitely not miss this summer. They are all in different countries, so wherever you are, you have something to check out. I decided to dedicate this post to modern and contemporary art museums.
- Tate Modern, London , the UK. This one is definitely my number 1 – I remember not wanting to leave it, I was just absorbed by all the amazing art it was hosting. The now museum used to be a power station on the London’s Bankside. It has a great permanent collection spreading on three floors. There’s a mix of Lichtenstein, Picasso, Braque, Warhol, Dali and so on. A true feast for the eyes. 100% recommended and must not be missed. The museum also has amazing temporary exhibitions, so don’t be afraid to have a look there too.
- The Zurich Museum of Modern Art, Zurich, Switzerland. This one I visited over a few hours, on the first day of 2015, during the Switzerland trip. I enjoyed admiring the great works of several of my favorite artists (e.g. Monet, Van Gogh, Warhol) and also a Brancusi sculpture. Also a lot of Giacometti obviously (!!). We also checked out the temporary exhibition of Egon Schiele. After the first pieces or so, I realised that I have already seen most of his works in Vienna a few years ago.
3. The Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria. I have been several times to Vienna, and every time I was paying a visit here. After the first time I was just checking the temporary exhibitions, like the Pop Art one that I saw in February (still time to check it out until September 2015!). Their permanent exhibition has the usual mix of modern art (Picasso, Mondrian, Duchamp etc) , but with plenty of Austrian art (Oscar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele).
4. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. This museum is not focused only on modern art, but its modern & contemporary art collections is amazing (Paul Klee, Warhol, Picasso, etc). I also remember a huge temporary Pop Art exhibition 5 years ago, where I fell in love with the works of Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.
Don’t forget to check Must see European museums: part 1!