Museums take objects of artistic, cultural, historical, and scientific importance and make them available to the public. The ISC directory features comprehensive listings of these world class institutions, searchable by geographic location. We
encourage you to visit these museums to learn and explore all they have to offer.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki hopes to create meaningful art engagement for all. They are the major platform for the art of Aotearoa New Zealand. They aim to honor Auckland’s many diverse communities by collaborative thinking, dialogue,
and public programming.
In addition to British and European art, the collection holds works of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art. Outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists are a powerful feature of the collection, as well as international
painting, sculpture and print collections.
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is the city’s oldest fine arts institution. The museum is noted for its collection of French and American Art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, as well as the 12-acre Sydney and
Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The New Orleans Museum of Art has been and continues to be a gathering place for those who come to appreciate its works. NOMA engages, educates and enriches the diverse populations in the New
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest gallery in Australia. Situated over two buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – it hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions in various mediums,
programs and events. Today the NGV holds more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years!
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with a collection encompassing nearly 500,000 works of art. Visitors can experience styles from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions,
and innovative educational programs.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world at its two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. The collection consists of works from classical antiquity
and ancient Egypt, from European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. Also available are works of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art.
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba features a Cuban Art collection with over 30,000 pieces and a Universal Art Collection featuring European works from the Italian and Flemish Renaissance, the Spanish Baroque, French
paintings of the 19th century, and British painting of the 18th century. There is also a selection of Latin American colonial painting and North American art from the 18th centuries. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is open
to the public for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment.
The Hakone Open Air Museum features a wide variety of sculpture works spanning modern to contemporary genres, with five indoor exhibitions as well. Located in the Hakone Mountains (not far from Mt. Fuji), the museum’s mission
is to promote sculpture as an environmental art and to bring new energy to Japan’s culture of art.
Miami’s flagship museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) exhibits international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Their mission is to be a leader in the presentation, study, and care of modern and contemporary art.
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The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art institute of Chicago houses a collection that spans centuries and the globe. The collection includes works of American Art, Ancient & Byzantine Art, Asian Art, European painting and sculpture, modern art and
more. The museum is dedicated to public service and community engagement.
Image from SFMOMA facebook, courtesy of Henrik Kam
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States. It boasts a large collection of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media
The Walker Art Center focuses on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time. Through their visual arts exhibitions, they aim to support emerging artists, make art accessible to audiences and share diverse, interdisciplinary
practices. The center has one of the most influential contemporary performing arts programs in the United States.
Guy Nordenson and Associates, courtesy of Andy Ryan
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is recognized as one of America’s finest art museums. It is home to more than 40,000 works of art from all over the world. The collection spans over 5,000 years including works from the Italian
renaissance, European painting and sculpture, impressionism & post impressionism, Native American works and more. The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is committed to education and building community through the power
Toyama Glass Museum opened in August 2015. The museum services as a hub of culture and generates new visitors for the city. Toyama holds permanent exhibitions displaying temporary glass artworks collected by Toyama City.
There is also the Glass Art Garden that displays work by master of contemporary glass artwork Dale Chihuly.
We invite Museums to join the ISC at the Organizational member - Associate level. This membership includes 10 copies of each issue of Sculpture, online Member Profile with unlimited photo gallery to showcase
your artists, an enhanced listing in ISC Resource Directory, acknowledgment of support in every issue of Sculpture & on the ISC's website, discounts on advertisements in Sculpture and more. For a
full list of Associate level benefits and to join the ISC, visit our Membership Page.
The ISC offers a wide array of opportunities for Museums to share their stories and promote their collections, programming, and exhibitions. You can be featured on this website, in our newsletters, at one
of our events, or within the pages of Sculpture magazine. If you would like your Museum highlighted by the International Sculpture Center and Sculpture magazine, please contact our Business Development
Director Kate Shanley at 917-804-4642 for more information.
The ISC offers a comprehensive directory of Museums worldwide. Use the search feature at the top of this page to search our directory using specific criteria such as geographic location or featured artists.
To be included in the search results you must be a current ISC member who has made their profile visible to the community. In the about section of your profile, be sure to select “Museum” as your preferred
listing type from the Resource Directory Listing field. For assistance in completing these steps, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.