Top 5 Arts Museums in New England

Brimming with history, culture and arts New England is home to some of the finest arts museums in the country. Here is our list of top 5 arts museums in New England.

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), MA

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston

As one of the largest museum of the country, which took twelve years to make, MFA has over 5000 works of the Egyptian, American, Chinese, Austrian, Japanese and French art. It also holds a rich collection of graphic and contemporary art.

The Breakers, RI

The Breakers Rhode Island

A Vanderbilt mansion displays the pompous lifestyle of the Vanderbilt family in the Gilded Age. It is a 70 room Italian Renaissance- style palazzo inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turine.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MA

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

This private collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner holds extravagant pieces of artwork by famous artists including: Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Degas, Botticelli and more. The artworks are displayed in a Venetian-style palazzo and the museum is known for holding lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and community programs.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Commonly known as MASS MoCA, this is America’s largest contemporary arts centre. What used to once be old factory buildings is now a comprehensive museum with galleries and live events.

Peabody Essex Museum, MA

Peabody Essex Museum

This is the oldest continuously operating museum of the country. The museum captures the essence of the historic town of Salem, puts emphasis on various kinds of Asian Art and also has modern offbeat exhibits including modern fashion.

Norman Rockwell Museum, MA

Norman Rockwell Museum

Presenting the largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art this museum preserves the legacy of the historic artist. The museum along with his studio is located in Stockbridge, his hometown and exhibits influential works in American history such as the Four Freedoms and American Illustration.

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