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The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, ranks as the second largest art museum in the U.S. The approximately 300,000 objects in its permanent encyclopedic collection represent the world's diverse artistic traditions over the past 5,000 years. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret works of art of the highest quality for the inspiration and education of the public. As such, the Art Institute has one of the finest research libraries of art and architecture in the country as well as state-of-the-art conservation facilities to ensure the art of the past carries on well into the future. Learn More

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum welcomes some 600,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. In January 2013, the DMA returned to a free general admission policy and launched DMA Friends, the first free museum membership program in the country, which currently has over 70,000 members. For more information, visit DMA.org. Learn More

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. Learn More

The National Gallery of Art preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. Masterworks by the most renowned European and American artists await visitors to the National Gallery of Art, one of the world's preeminent art museums. The Gallery’s collection of some 130,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Open to the public free of charge, the Gallery was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of Andrew W. Mellon in 1937. Special programs for all ages engage visitors to the Gallery every day, while temporary exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art are presented year-round. Learn More

The Whitney Museum of American Artis the world’s leading museum of twentieth-century and contemporary art of the United States. Focusing particularly on works by living artists, the Whitney is celebrated for presenting important exhibitions, including the influential Whitney Biennial, and for its renowned collection, which comprises over 20,000 works by more than 3,000 artists. Founded by sculptor and arts patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930, the Museum is currently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and is constructing a new building in downtown Manhattan, projected to open to the public in spring 2015. Learn More

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