Museums to visit once in a lifetime

This article lists the museums around the world that you must have visited once in your life. Here is a European Museums selection from Belgium to London via Berlin and Madrid.

Tate Modern London

The Tate Modern is the museum housing Tate’s contemporary art collections. Opened in 2001, this former power station is located in central London at Bankside. The collection, made up of the best artists on the international contemporary scene, is not displayed chronologically but around specific themes. Bacon, Mondrian, Rothko, Klein Beuys, Richter… all the great artists are present.

Hamburger Bahnhof

The Hamburger Bahnhof is a former railway station in Berlin’s Moabit district and is home to the Museum für Gewenwart. In an area of around 10,000m2, the museum’s permanent collection is dedicated to the main artistic movements from the 1960s to the present day, presenting works by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol and Anselm Kiefer. Since 2004, in the adjacent Rieck-Hallen, works from the collection of Friedrich Christian Flick have been on temporary display with artists such as Nam June Paik or Bruce Nauman.

MAC’S Brussels

Le Grand Hornu is a former industrial complex, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which since 2002 has been home to the Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Federation Wallonia Brussels. Restored by Pierre Hebbelinck, the MAC’s presents a collection of more than 300 works of art from 150 artists. The collection is built around themes such as Place and Memory.

Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia

This former hospital, transformed into a museum in the early 1990s, houses a huge collection representing all the artistic currents of the 20th century. Within this architecture combining tradition and modernism (the building intended for temporary exhibitions was designed by Jean Nouvel), you can admire Picasso’s Guernica or works by Dali and Miro.