USA Museums, Top Sites
Museum of Natural History, New
York, NY. American Museum of Natural History -
collections include more than 30 million items; dinosaur
fossils, a 63 foot-long canoe carved by the Haida
Indians, a slice of a giant sequoia tree, the costume of
an African spirit dancer. Check out the pages for
discount offers to several attractions throughout the
- Art Museum
Network Official Web site for
the largest art museums in North America. Choose a museum by region.
Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA. The BAM + PFA at the University
of California offers a website with extensive exhibition
information including online catalogs with images and
audio artist interviews, a database of over 12,000 film
notes on world cinema, searchable art and film collection
guides, an interactive multimedia guide to modern art for
kids and more.
Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. The
State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Pacific
anthropology, botany, entomology and zoology. Includes on-line exhibits.
Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the largest art
institutions in the United States, with collections in
Ancient Egyptian art and American Painting &
Sculpture that are considered among the world's finest.
One of the premier art institutions in the world, its
permanent collection includes more than one and a half
million objects and represents almost every culture.
- Buffalo Bill
Historical Center, Cody, WY.
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is widely regarded as
America's finest western museum. Located in northwestern
Wyoming, 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park's East
Gate, the Center features a library and four
internationally acclaimed museums under one roof.
the Beautiful, Guttenberg, NJ.
Virtual museum of Chinese culture art painting
calligraphy philosophy literature poetry. Possibly the
largest on-line site for classical Chinese arts and
literature with 20,000 visitors per month.
Museum of Art, Ohio.
Historic capital of 18th century Virginia.
Museum of Glass, Corning, New
York. The Corning collection includes more than 27,000
objects representing 3,500 years of achievements in glass
design and craftmanship. The Museum's Rakow Library is
the principal research center for glass students
worldwide. Its collections consist of more than 70,000
volumes and 800 periodicals in 41 languages. See also the
Corning Glass Center,
Corning, New York.
- Diego Rivera Web Museum
dedicated to the Mexican muralist painter Diego Rivera
(1886-l957). (Also in Spanish.)
Arts Museums of San Francisco ,
San Francisco, CA. The Fine Arts Museums of San
Francisco's web site contains an astonishing database of
over 65,000 images from the permanent collection. It also
contains museum information on important exhibitions,
tours, the collection, etc.
Association of Museums, a
listing. A website that includes a searchable directory
of all museums in Florida, plus a listing of exhibits
that can be searched by month.
Institute Virtual Science Museum,
Philadelphia. Includes virtual exhibits.
- High Museum
of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Includes images of contemporary art, a decorative arts
collection, American and European painting, African art,
folk art, and photography.
State Museum, Springfield.
Natural history, anthropology, art, and natural/cultural
history of Illinois.
Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles,
CA. Getty Museum collections, history, vistor services
- Kansas Museum of History, Topeka, KS. Extensive site offering exhibits
and collections tracing Kansas history from prehistoric
times to the present day. An Atchison,Topeka & Santa
Fe Railroad locomotive highlights the Main Gallery of the
Kansas Museum of History. Built in 1984, the museum holds
more than 22,000 square feet of exhibits about Kansas's
colorful past. You'll see a full-sized Cheyenne tipi,
covered wagon, log house, and a 1911 airplane
manufactured and flown in the state. The Special Exhibits
Gallery features changing exhibits on special topics
dealing with Kansas and the American West.
Space Center NASA.
Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA.
Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) is the public science
museum and research center for K-12 education at the
University of California, Berkeley. LHS offers hands-on
science exhibits, discovery laboratories, computer labs,
planetarium shows, after-school classes and summer camps,
family workshops, special events, school programs and
teacher education. Science and mathematics teaching
materials and curricula developed at LHS are used in
schools across the U.S. and worldwide.
- Library of
Congress, Washington DC. On-line exhibits.
Angeles museums, a listing.
Museum of Art, New York City.
One of the largest art museums in the world. See the collections.
- Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Ancient
Americas, Egypt and Near East; prints and drawings; Asia;
Greece and Rome; sub-Saharan African.
Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
Established in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum features
20,000 works from ancient objects to recent art. A
125,000-square-foot, $50 million building expansion
project is underway, designed by Spanish architect
International Museum, San
Diego, CA. The official Mingei International Museum of
World Folk Arts and Crafts presents an extensive photo
collection of current and past exhibitions.
Institute of Arts, Minnesota.
Fine arts museum.
of Contemporary Art, San Diego,
CA. Small but influential museum focused on new art,
often by young artists. Bilingual wall texts,
audioguides, Web site is bilingual (Spanish/English). MCA
collects, exhibits and interprets the art of our time,
focusing on the period from 1950 to the present. The
Museum has two locations: the flagship facility in La
Jolla, founded in 1941 and recently renovated and
expanded by Robert Venturi (1996); and the downtown San
Diego satellite space, which opened in 1993.
- Museum of
Jurassic Technology, Los
Angekes, CA. Unique! (Read "Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of
- Museum of
Modern Art, (MoMA), New York
City. See menu including the
collection and current
of Paleontology, University of
California, Berkeley. See the hall of dinosaurs.
- National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC. Includes exhibition galleries.
See also the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Museum of Women in the Arts,
Washington, DC. The only museum in the world dedicated
exclusively to the recognition of women in the arts,
including a tour of their on-line galleries.
Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.
A general art museum comprising objects from ancient
times to the present, and all cultures, with special
emphasis on Chinese art and English ceramics from the
- New York City museums,
a listing. See also New York Museums
Museum of California, Oakland,
California . One of the largest regional museums in the
country, devoted exclusively to Californian art, history
and ecology. The Oakland Museum of California maintains
and hosts the USA list you are currently browsing!
Historical Society, Columbus,
OH. The Ohio Historical Society conducts a range of
activities related to interpreting, collecting and
preserving the state's heritage.
- Oregon State Archives Online Exhibit, Salem, OR. This online exhibit of Oregon
history features over 100 separate Web pages and nearly
250 images. The exhibit interprets Oregon history
primarily through documents and images held by the Oregon
State Archives. Topics include prohibition in Oregon, a
notorious prison escape, colorful Oregon trademarks, and
more. A new exhibit is added every two months.
Museum of Natural History, Yale
University, New Haven, CT. Over 11 million
specimens/objects from the curatorial disciplines of
Anthropology, Botany, Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate
Zoology, Paleobotany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology,
Invertebrate Paleontology, Mineralogy, Historical
Scientific Instruments, Meteorites.
Museum of Art, Philadelphia,
PA. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, founded in 1876, is
unique among American museums in its integrated
presentation of a full range of fine and applied arts
from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Spanning over 2,000
years, the collections include masterpieces of painting,
sculpture, prints, and drawings displayed with a wide
range of furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural
elements, and entire furnished rooms from historic
- Photo Perspectives An
interactive photography museum, designed to allow the
public direct access to publications and museum quality
University Art Gallery,
Houston, TX. Contemporary art, architecture and design
- San Francisco Bay Area museums, a listing. Including the Fine
Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Jose Art Museum, San Jose State
University, California. Includes a growing searchable database of
cultural photographs from around the world accessable in a number of ways.
to Music Museum, University of
- Sixth Floor
Museum, John F. Kennedy and the
memory of a Nation. The Museum is located on the sixth
floor of the former Texas School Book Depository over
looking Dealey Plaza at the site of the Kennedy
Institution, Washington DC.
- List of Smithsonian places
- New and temporary exhibitions at the
Air and Space Museum.
Includes exhibition galleries. See also the Center
for Earth and Planetary Studies.
- See The White House Collection of American
Includes much audio and video material. See also Gopher
Museum of Natural History. See Ocean Planet,
a travelling exhibition.
- National Zoological Park.
- St. Louis
Science Center, Missouri.
Museum of Innovation, San Jose,
California. Includes HyperTech
on-line interactive exhibits.
- The Corning
Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
The Museum houses over 29,000 objects represeting 3,500
years of glassmaking; also houses the Rakow Library, the
most comprehensive research library in the world. Images
of some of the collection, and an extensive educatational
section called "A Resource of Glass" that is
used as a syllabus for many schools and researchers.
- The Library
of Virginia, Richmond, va. The
Library of Virginia has served the archives and research
needs of Virginians since 1823. The Library hosts special
exhibits and displays of historic documents and
artifacts. The Digital Library Project currently provides
access to more than 2 million digital images of historic
Mariners' Museum, Newport News,
VA. Largest International Maritime Museum in America.
Great Research Library, staffed with more than a dozen
people to help the public. Great online exhibits, and
many educational curriculums free for middle school
students. Nearly ALL of the 75,000 catalog cards for the
Library are online...
- University of Missouri, Museum of Art and
Archaeology, Columbia, MO. The
Museum's collection, over 13,000 objects, is strong in
classical art and archaeology, as well as European and
American art from the 15th c. to the present. This site
includes exhibit information, a virtual exhibit of Roman
Coins and an extensive museum education page.
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthroplogy, Philadelphia, PA. Has sponsored over 300
expeditions around the world and have artifacts from
every inhabited continent.
Center for British Art, New
Haven, CT. The YCBA holds one of the most comprehensive
collections of British Art outside of London. The Center
places special emphasis on art from the 17th Century to
- ZEUM, San Francisco, CA. Hands-on art and technology
center. Create animation, multimedia, 3d modeling,
performing arts, etc. Targeted at ages 8-18.