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Where in the World is my Masterpiece?

I’m using this post to announce my new list of the best works of visual art, which you can find here:  The Greatest Works of Art – A World Tour.   This time, I’ve organized the list by geographic location – so you can find the best works of art wherever you happen to be in the world.  (The list of works of art, as you know, is a compilation of 15 ‘best works of art’ lists that I collected from the Internet and books – the list includes every art work that was listed on at least two of those 15 lists.)  As a result of my new list, I was able to determine which museums held the most works of art on the list.  The following is a list of those museums, with the number of listed works in parentheses.

  1. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (37)
  2. National Gallery, London, UK (28)
  3. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US (26)
  4. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain (20)
  5. The Tate, London, UK (14)
  6. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, US (14)
  7. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy (13)
  8. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France (12)
  9. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (11)
  10. British Museum, London, UK (11)