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Top art museum in every state

We’ve heard the best introduction to art is to stroll through a museum. From historical artifacts to modern paintings, these places can transport you beyond just four walls. In fact, some might even say the building itself can be a work of art. Celebrate Go to an Art Museum Day on November 9 by stopping by your favorite local exhibits!

Whether you’re thinking on a grander scale or taking a simple walk through a sculpture garden, we’ve rounded up the top art museums in every state for you to explore.

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Alabama (Birmingham): Birmingham Museum of Art 

Alaska (Juneau): Alaska State Museum 

Arkansas (Bentonville): Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Arizona (Phoenix): Phoenix Art Museum

California (Los Angeles): Getty Center

Colorado (Denver): Clyfford Still Museum

Connecticut (New Haven): Yale University Art Gallery

Delaware (Wilmington): Delaware Art Museum

Photo of Yale University Art Gallery in Connecticut by Susan R. on Yelp

Florida (Jacksonville): Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Georgia (Atlanta): High Museum of Art

Hawaii (Honolulu): Honolulu Museum of Art

Iowa (Davenport): Figge Art Museum

Idaho (Boise): Boise Art Museum

Illinois (Chicago):  Art Institute of Chicago

Indiana (Indianapolis): Newfields: A Place for Nature and the Arts

Kansas (Wichita): Wichita Art Museum

Photo of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan by Ivy V. on Yelp

Kentucky (Louisville): Speed Art Museum

Louisiana (New Orleans): New Orleans Museum of Art

Massachusetts (North Adams): MASS MoCA

Maryland (Baltimore): The Walters Art Museum  

Maine (Portland): Portland Museum of Art

Michigan (Grand Rapids): Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park 

Minnesota (Minneapolis): Minneapolis Institute of Art

Missouri (Kansas City): The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photo of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Missouri by Ally P. on Yelp

Mississippi (Jackson): Mississippi Museum of Art

Montana (Billings): Yellowstone Art Museum

North Carolina (Raleigh): North Carolina Museum of Art

North Dakota (Fargo): Plain Arts Museum

Nebraska (Omaha): Joslyn Art Museum

New Hampshire (Manchester): Currier Museum of Art

New Jersey (Montclair): Montclair Art Museum

New Mexico (Rosewell): Anderson Museum of Contemporary

Photo of Getty Center in California by Thuy N. on Yelp

Nevada (Reno): Nevada Museum of Art

New York (New York): The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ohio (Cleveland): The Cleveland Museum of Art

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oregon (Portland): Portland Art Museum

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rhode Island (Providence): RISD Museum

South Carolina (Columbia): The Columbia Museum of Art

Photo of High Museum of Art in Georgia by Annette M. on Yelp

South Dakota (Brookings): South Dakota Art Museum

Tennessee (Nashville): The Parthenon

Texas (Fort Worth): Kimbell Art Museum

Utah (Provo): BYU Museum of Art

Virginia (Norfolk): Chrysler Museum of Art  

Vermont (Manchester): Southern Vermont Arts Center

Washington (Seattle): Chihuly Garden and Glass

Washington D.C (Washington D.C.): National Gallery of Art

Photo of National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C by Tarun S. on Yelp

Wisconsin (Milwaukee): Milwaukee Art Museum

West Virginia (Huntington): Huntington Museum of Art

Wyoming (Jackson): National Museum of Wildlife Art

Methodology: This is a list of the Top Art Museums in each State. We identified the Top Museums in each State – then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 1, 2021 and October 11th 2021. This list looked at the Top Museums in each State. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of October 21, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of October 21, 2021.