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America’s Favorite Art Museum: Round one, part one

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And we’re off! Here are the first eight match-ups of the first round of MAN’s America’s Favorite Art Museum tournament. Voting closes on Sunday evening at 5pm ET.








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  1. by ANN OPPENHIMER

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the tops!

  2. where is Detroit’s institute of the Arts?… been to most the others .. still love the Rivera murals there best! .. (not to mention it’s a ray of hope in the most bleak of settings..
    I Vote for the DIA!!

  3. by Emma Lou Martin

    VMFA has become a world class museum with its new addition and new collections coming into the museum. Contageous enthusaism of its director, Alex Nargus, a terrific talented professional staff, as well as an impressive group of docents makes this a MUST visit…OFTEN!

  4. by Emma Lou Martin

    VMFA has become a world class museum with its new addition and new collections coming into the museum. Contageous enthusaism of its director, Alex Nargus, a terrific talented professional staff, as well as an impressive group of docents makes this a MUST visit…OFTEN!

  5. Since 1936, Richmond VA, has been home to one of the most wonderful art collections in the country. This has been due in large part to having discerning curators over the years and the incredible generosity of some remarkable individuals. As a docent at the VMFA, it is always a joy and a pleasure to share this vast collection with all who come and visit. I look forward to seeing you soon.

  6. by Sharon Larkins-Pederson

    VMFA is aboslutely aces! The new addition and fabulous American collection is da beat!

  7. can’t find the beer can museum… am i missing something?

  8. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art all the way!!!

  9. by Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan

    The Phillips Collection is the best, hands down. Whenever I tell someone that I am connected to the Phillips Collection, their hand goes immediately to their heart while stating that it is their FAVORITE museum! That says it all.

  10. by Karen Matthews

    Mass MoCA in North Adams is absolutely marvelous. There is something for everyone and you can easily spend the entire day there. The art is fun and interesting and thought provoking. The performing arts there are also wonderful. It keeps getting better and better. If that is not enough the cafe, Lickety Split, makes ultra premium ice on the premises. What more could anyone want!

  11. by Susannah Michalson

    I was just discussing the Phillips vs. Isabella Stewart Gardner this weekend. Went to the Phillips just to make sure I knew which way to vote – went the other way.

  12. Missing the Menil Collection here, which with the Twombly Annex and the Rothko Chapel should be a presence. Also wondering about the Frick…but glad to see Toledo is represented.

  13. The Worcester Art Museum, near and dear to my heart, is my favorite.

  14. by Sheila Falkenberg

    Toledo Museum of Art is the most beautiful, complete collection in the USA. The building is classical, the glass collection is housed in a separate GLASS building with a working glass exhibit/studio. The best part is it is FREE admission, except for rare special exhibits. Don’t miss this jewel of the midwest.

  15. Absolutely love the WAM, but up against the Whitney? Sorry WAM. The Gardner is so unique, it gets my vote even up agaist the Phillips Collection.

  16. by Barbara Kohin

    I want to vote for the Worcester Art Museum, but can’t figure out how to do it.

  17. Chinati! if you haven’t been, you have to go. like no other place on earth. decadence of space, rigor of intent. you haven’t seen minimalism unless you’ve been to marfa.

  18. How unfair to stack Princeton up against the Met? They are totally different types of museums: a little jewel of a university art museum vs. a wold-class metropolitan institution? Unfair!! Why not put Princeton vs Yale or Harvard? Compare apples to apples, please.

  19. Thank you, Sheila! I couldn’t agree more! Most polls and ranking lists I’ve seen put TMA in the top 10 (a few in the top 20). But #32?! Seriously? That’s a bit low! I grew up in that museum and thought all museums were as big, and as free! How disappointed I was when I grew up and went traveling. I have yet to see anything that comes CLOSE to the Toledo Museum of Art.

  20. The Phillips has been at the top of my list since I was a youngster and the admission was free and the place still looked like a home and one entered through the original home’s entry. My favorite painting was “Lyon” by Oskar Kokoshka which has been rehung after years of absence and the two paintings of St. Peter faced each other.

  21. What about the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College? Consistently ranked at the top of college and university museums, alongside Harvard and Yale. Go there if you can!

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