Contemporary art is defined as the art of today!
For many years the European continent boasts some of the most popular fine art masterpieces. Whether it’s painted on a ceiling in historical buildings, hanging on a wall, or locked in a glass case, the museums here in Europe feature the finest artistic artefacts the world has ever seen. No wonder when it comes to modern-day-art Europe still hold the reins, featuring some of the world’s best contemporary artists.
Here are our must-see museums in Europe that represent the world best contemporary art from world class artists to imposing architecture:
Tate Modern | Great Britain
This is Europe’s most visited modern art gallery and has a worldwide reputation as striking as its building, a converted power station in London’s Bankside. With a permanent collection across three floors that encompasses everything from photography to performance, a visit to the Tate offers an entire history of modern art from the 20th century and beyond. On top of its permanent collection, it offers well-curated exhibitions about the greats of contemporary art.
Centre Pompidou | France
Pompidou offers Europe’s largest modern art collection that includes Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Matisse and Kandinsky. Exhibitions are rotated every 6 months. In addition, a vast array of brilliant exhibitions is held on its first and sixth floors that have in recent years included Freud, Dali and Richter.
Hamburger Kunsthalle | Germany
One of the features of the Hamburger Kunsthalle is the fact that although its main building houses its own impressive collection of pre-20th-century art, it also houses the Gallerie der Gegenwart, a premier collection of modern and contemporary art and an active exhibition schedule.
Guggenheim Bilbao | Spain
Guggenheim Bilbao offers the works of such impressive artists as Jeff Koons and Richard Serra, as well as thematic exhibitions of not only internationally famous artists but also of those artists working in the Basque region. No wonder this was labelled one of the “12 Wonders of Spain” in 2007.
S.M.A.K. | Belgium
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst or better known as S.M.A.K. is a young upstart on the world contemporary art stage. Founded in 1999 in a former casino, S.M.A.K. has quickly become known for an extraordinary collection of the works of contemporary art legends such as Warhol, Bacon and Abramovic.
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