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TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards, which rank destinations based on the quantity and quality of reviews in the last year, has named The Art Institute of Chicago the #1 museum to visit in the ENTIRE world! Personally, I'm a little shocked when it's up against places like the Prado in Madrid or the Louvre, but it's nice to see Chicago getting some decent recognition as a major art center. (I remember visiting Chicago a few years ago for only four days, and not being able to see nearly enough of all the museums and galleries the city had to offer.) The Art Institute of Chicago attracts over 1.5 million art lovers annually, and houses some of the most important pieces in art history, including "American Gothic" by Grant Wood, "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jette" by Georges Seurat, and other noted works by artists like Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Gauguin. Have you visited the museum? Do you think the Art Institute of Chicago is the best museum in the world? If not, let me know who you think should have won! Here is a complete list of this year's rankings: TOP TEN MUSEUMS IN WORLD 1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 2. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico 3. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia 4. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California 5. Galleria dell’Accademia/Statue of David, Florence, Italy 6. Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France 7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York 8. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece 9. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain 10. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel
@ChristinaBryce It's certainly not the first place I think of in the world when it comes to art museums, but there's certainly a lot of them there!
I've never thought of Chicago as an "art" city but I guess its time that changes!