The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the world's fourth-largest, is the largest art museum in the country, showcasing over 1.5 million artefacts and being one of the most visited museums globally.

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art : The MET

Established in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is a renowned center for scientific research, education, and public understanding of natural history.

2. The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York City

J. Paul Getty established the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA, showcasing his art collections from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including European paintings, sculptures, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, and decorative arts.

3. The J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The National Gallery of Art houses 141,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photos, sculptures, and new media, showcasing the evolution of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present.

4. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has significantly shaped modern Western culture, showcasing a diverse range of European avant-garde art, and its renown expanded considerably during the mid-20th century art world shift.

5. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, a significant art museum, houses over 225,000 items showcasing human progress across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US, including Impressionist masterworks, Japanese teahouses, and historic chambers.

6. Philadelphia Museum of Art

One of the oldest museums in the United States, the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection attests to its historical reputation as one of the greatest in the world.

7. The Art Institute of Chicago

It is the largest children's museum in the world, spanning five levels, and features fantastic displays on dinosaurs, space stations, and many other topics.

8. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Memorial & Museum showcases the triumph of human dignity over depravity, highlighting the impact of terrorism on individual lives and communities at local, national, and international levels.

9. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City houses a diverse collection of 20th and 21st-century American art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, videos, installations, and paper works.

10. Whitney Museum of American Art

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, established in 1870, boasts a comprehensive art collection rooted in the Boston Athenaeum Library's art collections.

11. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston