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My Art Bucket List – Art Museums and other cool places

Where do I want to go next? Where are all the museums? Are there contemporary art museums in every country? Here you will not find all of these answers, however you will find a list. My list. My art bucket list.

I have never been to the places listed below and I wish to visit them in the future. If an institution is not included two reasons can apply:

1. I already went. 2. I do not know about it.


Dear visitor now is your chance to shine!

1 – Look through the list (I know it is long I bet you still can do it!), maybe start with your country/city

2 – Check if your favorite art place is in there.

3 – If not, (I am so sorry, please forgive me, I gave it my best, I swear) share it in the comments so everyone can know about it.

Also included in the list are large-scale installations, contemporary art centers, architecture spaces and other type of institutions. Galleries are not included (would be waaaaay too long). And I know I have a lot to do. I better start packing. FYI: the images are for illustration, they represent places I have already visited and wish to go back for more!

This list is not just for me, it is for everyone! Going somewhere new and you find yourself in need of inspiration? Check the list!


  • Benin

Zinsou Foundation, Cotonou

  • Ivory Coast

Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan

  • Morocco

MACAAL, Marrakech

Montresso foundation, Marrakech

  • Nigeria

Centre for contemporary art, Lagos

  • Senegal

Raw, Dakar

  • South Africa

Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

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Brooklyn, New York, USA


  • China

MoCA, Shanghai

Fosun Foundation, Shanghai

Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Sifang Museum, Nanjing

  • Japan

Mot, Tokyo

Yayoi Kusama Museum, Tokyo

Benesse Art Site Naoshima (site with several museums)

Hakone Open air Museum, Hakone


  • Austria

Kunsthaus, Wien

  • Belgium

S.M.A.K., Gent

Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke

Middelheim Museum, Antwerp

  • Denmark

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

Arken, Ishøj

  • England

Tate Saint-Ives

Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

The Horniman Museum & Gardens, London

  • Estonia

Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

  • Finland

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Emma, Espoo, near Helsinki

This list is not just for me, it is for everyone! Going somewhere new and you find yourself in need of inspiration? Check the list!
Venice, Italy
  • France

Centre international d’art et du paysage, Parc de Vassivière

Fondation Leclerc, Landerneau

Anselm Kiefer former Studio “La Ribaute”, Barjac

Centre-Pompidou-Metz, Metz

Château La Coste, Le Puy Ste Réparade

Mamo, Marseille

Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles

Palais idéal du facteur Cheval, Hauterives

Musée Soulages, Rodez

Fondation Luma, Arles

  • Germany

Brandhorst Museum, Munich

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Walter De Maria – The Vertical Earth Kilometer, Kassel

Kunsthalle, Kiel

Kologne Sculpture Park, Kologne

  • Italy


La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

Castello di Rivoli, Torino

The Tarot Garden, Capalbio

Mambo, Bologna

Fondazione Prada, Milano

Hangar Bicoca, Milano

Cimitero Monumentale, Milano

Cappella de la Madonna delle Grazie, Sol Lewitt, David Tremlett, La Morra

  • Lithuania

Ninth Fort Monument, Kaunas

  • Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Moco Museum, Amsterdam

Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

  • Norway

The Vigeland Museum, Oslo

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Portugal, Lisbon
  • Portugal

MAAT, Lisbon

Serralves Foundation, Porto

  • Spain

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville

Salvador Dalí House, Portlligat

  • Scotland

DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh

GoMA, Glasgow

All places mentioned on Scottish Contemporary Art Network website (+ they have a map!)

  • Sweden

Morderna Museet, Stockholm

Bildmuseet, Umeå

  • Switzerland

Vitra Design Museum, Basel

Kunsthaus, Zürich

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Montréal, Canada

North America

  • Canada

Powerplant, Toronto

Esker Foundation, Calgary

  • United States of America

Storm King Art Center, Cornwall, New York

Donald Judd Foundation, New York

Walter de Maria – The Broken Kilometer, New York

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

Walter de Maria – Lightning Field, New Mexico

The Chinati Museum, Marfa

Prada Marfa

Ballroom Marfa

Ayn Foundation, Marfa

Donald Judd Foundation, Marfa

Robert Smithson – Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake

Nancy Holt – Sun Tunnels, Great Basin Desert

The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright – Fallingwater, Mill Run

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Patricia & Philip Frost Museum Art Museum, Miami

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans

Denver Art Museum, Denver

MOCA, Los Angeles

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Broad, Los Angeles

LACMA, Los Angeles

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

SFMOMA, San Francisco

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

Blind Whino, Washington

  • Mexico

Casa Luis Baragán / Estancia Femsa, Mexico



  • Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

  • New Zealand

Gibbs Farm, Sculpture Park, Makarau

South America

  • Brazil

Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho

Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand, Recife

Museu de arte do Rio, Rio

Galeria de Arte Ipanema, Rio

MAC Niterói, Rio

  • Ecuador

Guayasamin Museum, Quito


So tell me… where should I go next?

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