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Chris Buckner Shares Must-See Modern Art Museums | Queens, NY

As the previous Showroom Manager of Jonathan Adler and columnist for Metropulse, an Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Chris Buckner shares a list of modern art museums you should visit.

By Chris BucknerPublished 10 months ago 3 min read

Besides the Prado and the Louvre, there are plenty of other great art museums that are worth visiting. These institutions have impressive histories, incredible collections, and monumental architecture. With that said, here are must-see modern art museums.

New York’s Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been around since 1929. Its opening was not the ideal time, as it occurred just nine days following the Wall Street Crash. However, it has become one of the city’s most prominent attractions.

The museum’s success was largely attributed to the financial backing it received from prominent individuals such as Rockefeller and Sachs. The institution’s first set of loans featured works by famous artists such as Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin.

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is located in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter, the Netherlands’ home for modern art. It’s next to the Van Gogh Museum, a stone’s throw away from the Rijksmuseum. This unique museum adds a bit of a different flavor to the older institutions.

The museum’s lower levels house a collection that features works by some of the most prominent artists in the world, such as Roy Lichtenstein, Piet Mondrian, and Damian Hirst. Although this is impressive, it also regularly changes its exhibits.

The Guggenheim

Frank Gehry’s creation is a work of modern art, and it’s also regarded as one of the world’s best museums. Aside from its structure, the museum exhibits a certain form of art known as Cubism. This new craze was created by artists such as Picasso and Braque during the last century. Among the works of art that the Guggenheim has is a collection of Braque. It also features works by other notable artists such as Fernand Léger and Jean Metzinger.

London’s Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is located in London’s central district, just a stone’s throw away from St. Paul’s Cathedral. You can easily reach the museum by crossing the Millennium Bridge. The museum used to be a power station. One of the most impressive features of the facility is the Turbine Hall, a five-story structure with over 3,400 square meters of floor space. Each year during the exhibition season, the area is filled with the work of a different artist.

The Centre Pompidou

It’s not just the home to Europe’s largest modern art museum. The Centre Pompidou has other interesting things going on. It’s also the location of a large public library and a center that focuses on music research.

The museum holds works by some of the most prominent artists in the world, such as Matisse, Kandinsky, and Frida Kahlo. It also has a variety of works from the 1960s to the present. Among the works on display are works by David Hockney and Andy Warhol.

About Chris Buckner

Even though he now resides in New York City, Chris Buckner is a proud son of Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating high school, Chris attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. Known colloquially as Tennessee’s university, UT started as a small college in 1794 but has since grown to become the state’s flagship university and top public research facility state-wide. In addition to its impressive curriculum, the school boasts 225 years of volunteerism, both within Tennessee and around the world. The university’s space and agricultural institutes have a long history of educating residents and visitors and making a difference in people’s lives via research and engagement projects.

After graduating from college, Chris spent a few years traveling and deciding which career path to take. Being a natural writer, Chris spent years as a columnist for Metropulse, an Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) member. As an outspoken activist from an early age, Chris gravitated toward this medium to promote alternative journalism through advocacy and education. Publications within AAN are recognized for their regional focus on arts and culture, objectivity in news reporting, tolerance for social and individual freedoms, and eagerness to cover subjects and areas that many mainstream media outlets ignore. Chris showcased local artists in his weekly lifestyle column, where he shared museum exhibition experiences and helped promote upcoming bands.


About the Creator

Chris Buckner

Chris Buckner is a customer service professional and retail expert who has over twenty years of experience in the industry. Now residing in NYC, Chris is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. Learn more by visiting

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