The collection spans all ages and the globe. Captured a few of my favorites here...
The National Palace Museum in Taipei has one of the largest collections of ancient Chinese artworks and relics in the world.
Great to have this museum back up and running in San Francisco in its new space.
The National WWII Museum is an interactive look into the lives of Americans taking part in the war.
The USS Torsk is a cramped walk through World War II naval technology and the trials of the U.S. Navy's sailors.
Bucking the establishment and focusing on lesser known, self taught artists doing their own outsider thing.
The Chesapeake offers a preserved glimpse into what the lives and trials of lightship sailors were like.
The inspiration for the name and design stemmed from Aline Barnsdall's favorite flower, the Hollyhock. You can see references to the flower everywhere.
LACMA is a huge complex on Miracle Mile that was having a retrospective for Robert Mapplethorpe.
I made the trek up to The Getty for the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition which spans his entire career from the 70s to the 90s.
Tom of Finland (aka Touko Laaksonen) made some of the most iconic gay images ever and is probably one of the more broadly under appreciated and unknown illustrators of the twentieth century.
The Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói is one of Oscar Niemeyer's most famous and recognizable buildings.
Rio's museum dedicated to science and sustainable living designed by Santiago Calatrava is impressive. The building was built to be energy efficient with features like solar spines.
Calling all manga junkies! You have found your spiritual center: Kyoto International Manga Museum.
A must for first time visitors. I have made sure to go on both of my visits to Detroit.