The world is filled with galleries.
So, we’ve picked the most unique museum from across the globe that will satisfy your artistic interests.
Chichu Art Museum, Japan
Erected in 2004, Chichu Art Museum is built into a hillside overlooking the southern coast of Naoshima. The unique modern art museum was constructed to make others rethink about the relationship between nature and people. The museum was built mostly underground to avoid affecting the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland sea and solely utilizes natural light to illuminate the artwork.
The museum has been built around a rather small collection of art. Artworks permanently on display in the museum are by Claude Monet, James Turrell, and Walter De Maria. The building itself is a work of art designed by Ando Tadao. Admission to the Chichu Art Museum requires reservations for a specific date and time slot and can be made online in English.
For more information visit: http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/chichu.html
Museo Atlántico, Lanzarote
Dive and view Europe´s only underwater sculpture museum, the Museo Atlántico (Atlantic Museum).
This submarine museum is placed on Lanzarote’s coast and is designed to generate an artificial reef on a large scale – now complete and consisting of 10 different groups of impressive sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor. The collection of statues is situated in a sheltered area near Coloradas, Playa Blanca at a depth of 12 to 15 metres. There are many spectacular sculptures ranging from hybrid sculptures (half human, half cactus) depicting the merging of nature and humanity, to a couple taking a selfie and some photographers refer to the use of technology in modern society
A visit to the Museo Atlántico is a magical experience. A unique must-see dive site for all!
For more information visit: https://underwatermuseumlanzarote.com/
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
The Pergamon museum is nothing short of a wonder in itself. It is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin and is world famous for its archaeological holdings.
The museum’s rooms are overflowing with impressive, long buried treasures and their monumental highlights are truly breath-taking. The Pergamon encompasses the vast history of the Ancient East and is named after the Pergamon Altar, a Hellenistic masterpiece of white stone architecture. Try not to get lost in a collection for too long, as there are many more masterpieces under the museum’s roof. Artefacts have been gathered from all over the globe from Iran, Asia Minor, Egypt and the Caucasus.
Explore and view wonders within the Pergamon museum.
For more information visit: https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/pergamonmuseum/home.html
The Acropolis Museum, Athens
The dazzling Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern.
Focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens, the museum showcases its surviving treasures across three levels. Entry to the first level is by a sloping ramp emulating the climb up to the sacred hill, giving views of the ancient urban settlement below. Exhibits include painted vases and votive offerings from the sanctuaries where gods were worshipped, plus more recent objects found in excavations of the settlement.
The museum was built to house every artefact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, covering the Archaic period to the Roman one. The Acropolis Museum is designed by New York’s, Bernard Tschumi, with local Greek architect Michael Photiadis.
For more information visit: https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil
The Instituto Inhotim is a Contemporary Art Centre and Botanical Garden located in Brumadinho. It is surrounded by acres of botanical gardens in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil and has over 140-hectare visitation area made up of forest fragments and gardens.
Ready to be awed with an extensive collection of exotic tropical species, numerous palm trees from all over the world, and contemporary art works. The impressive sight of a labyrinth of mirrors camouflaged in a way that butterflies bash into it, or a kaleidoscopic telescope, are part of the experience of a world-class collection of over 1,300 works of art produced.
Today, The Inhotim Institute is a non-profit private entity qualified by the Minas Gerais State Administration and by the Federal Administration as a Public Interest Non-Governmental Organization.
The museum does not open on Mondays.
For more information visit: https://www.inhotim.org.br/