Where? New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong
Artists? Ed Ruscha, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anish Kapoor, Nam June Paik, Damien Hirst
The Gagosian Gallery have its roots traced back to 1980, the year in which it was established. At its inception, it was a partnership arrangement with the dealer, Leo Castelli, in SoHo. Eversince then, the gallery has brought about a multitude of museum-quality like shows. They use its unparalleled global existence which boasts 16 exhibition spaces designed by prominent architects world-over. We’re talking about the likes of Jean Nouvel, Richard Meier and Caruso St John. Apart from the vivacious modern-day program, the gallery often exhibits historical representations concentrating on artists such as Picasso and Andy Warhol. Gagosian is also famed for its publishing arm, which generates artist soliloquys and exhibition litanies.
- Hauser & Wirth
Where? New York, Los Angeles, Zürich, Somerset, and Gstaad
Artists? Martin Creed, Paul McCarthy, Pipilotti Rist, Jenny Holzer , Louise Bourgeois
Since its opening in 1992, the Hauser & Wirth gallery has defied our concepts of what a “show” should be. Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser in Switzerland founded the gallery. They have created a myriad of exciting performances, environments, exhibitions and happenings. They’ve also devoted their time to multiple education initiatives in arts, including an Arthaus program for teenagers at their Somerset location and Mark Bradford's Art + Practice youth program in Los Angeles. It’s no surprise why the art scene in New York could hardly wait for Hauser & Wirth's first American site to open in the year 2009.
- Galerie Perotin
Where? Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo
Artists? Takashi Murakami, Daniel Arsham, KAWS, Elmgreen & Dragset, JR
Emmanuel Perrotin started his career as an art trader at 21, initially displaying work at his Paris apartment. From the beginning, he had a interested eye for seeing potential emerging artists and presented a lot of the world to current-renowned artists such as Takashi Murakami and Maurizio Cattelan. Since officially finding his gallery in 1990, he epitomizes many French artists, like Tatiana Trouve, Sophie Calle, and Xavier Veilhan and newer names like JR and Daniel Arsham. The gallery is also notorious for forking outside of the art biosphere; having partnered with the likes of Massive Attack and Pharrell, just to name a few.
- Smithsonian Institution
Where? Washington, D.C.
Attractions? Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, dresses worn by the First Ladies, and the original Star-Spangled Banner at the National Museum of American History; the Gem at the National Museum of Natural History; and the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command component at the National Air and Space Museum.
The Smithsonian is the perhaps the globe’s chief research and museum place. It houses 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and numerous research channels. Estimated around more than 137 million objects specifying America’s history are stored here, so you ought to prepare for a lot of walking. There’s aplenty to be marvelled that, if you spent a minute daily looking at each object on exhibition, even in a decade you’d see only a very small fraction of the entire collection. Therefore, it’s sensible to leave with a plan. Emphasise on only one to two exhibits at two to three other museums.
- Le Louvre
Where? Paris, France
Attractions? Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa and “Venus de Milo,” “Winged Victory of Samothrace”
The Louvre was regarded to be an archaic fort and the palace of the French kings. This was prior to it becoming a museum two-hundred years ago. When they added I. M. Pei’s pyramid, it came as a shocker to many at the time it was revealed in the year 1989 as the new chief entrance. Looking at it, it somehow does the trick of assimilating the palace’s incongruent elements. The museum’s collections, which array from antiquity to the first half of 1900, are among the most significant in the whole wide world.
Pro tip: Begin your Louvre journey at the Sully Wing. This is situated at the foundations of Philippe-Auguste’s medieval keep—which lies in the core of the Louvre, children enjoy it, and it leads on straight up to where the Egyptian rooms are.