Design Museums in the United States

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  1. Palm Springs Art Museum

    Palm Springs Art Museum

    As a cultural and educational leader in the greater desert community, the Palm Springs Art Museum provides extraordinary creative encounters based on its collections of modern and contemporary art and traditional art of the Americas.

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    CAM Raleigh

    CAM Raleigh seeks to curate the most contemporary works of art and design possible - those still emerging, growing, and living. We hope to spark new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what's now and nearing.

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    The Pasadena Museum of California Art

    The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state's rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media.

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    Hammer Museum

    The Hammer Museum is an art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. Founded in 1990 by the entrepreneur-industrialist Armand Hammer to house his personal art collection, the museum has since expanded its scope to become "the hippest and most culturally relevant institution in town."

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    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Founded in 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the largest art museum in America south of Chicago, west of Washington, D.C., and east of Los Angeles. The encyclopedic collection of the MFAH numbers more than 56,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present. Featured are the finest artistic examples of the major civilizations of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.

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    Broad Art Museum

    The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is the art museum of Michigan State University. Expressly dedicated to exploring contemporary culture and ideas through the probing gaze of artists, The Broad is a place where artists' ideas, words, and actions create a vibrant center for questioning and understanding the modern world.

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    Smart Museum of Art

    Located on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus, the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of over 10,000 objects, spanning five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations.

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    SMoCA

    The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art champions creativity, innovation and the vitality of the visual arts. We seek both to build and to educate audiences for modern and contemporary art, as well as to provide opportunities for the artistic community-locally, nationally and internationally. SMoCA provides a memorable experience of art, architecture and design by exploring new curatorial approaches and by highlighting cultural context.

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    Milwaukee Art Museum

    The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.

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    Indianapolis Museum of Art

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. The IMA promotes these interests through the collection, presentation, interpretation and conservation of its artistic, historic, and environmental assets.

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    Cameron Art Museum

    The Cameron Art Museum is the only accredited art museum in southeastern North Carolina. The Museum presents 6-8 special exhibitions annually; monthly family and children's programs; weekly interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at a unique Clay Studio with a resident master artist and developing artist-in-residence program.

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    The Nevada Museum of Art

    The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) provides a forum for the presentation of creative ideas. We aspire to serve as a cultural resource for every member of our community. Through innovative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people of all ages to encounter, engage, and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.

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    Aldrich

    The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield's historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and children to connect to today's world through contemporary art.

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    Phoenix Art Museum

    Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest's premier destination for world-class visual arts. Popular exhibitions featuring artists such as Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibowitz and Monet are shown along side the Museum's outstanding collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.

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    America's Car Museum

    The America's Car Museum spotlights America's love affair with the automobile by preserving history and celebrating the world's automotive culture. The museum houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection.

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    The Muskegon Museum of Art

    The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

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    Norman Rockwell Museum

    Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The museum preserves, studies and communicates with a worldwide audience the life, art and spirit of Norman Rockwell in the field of illustration.

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    UCDavis Design Museum

    The Design Museum is known for its changing exhibitions of national and international design-related material, including architecture, costume, graphic design, textiles, new media, and popular culture that reflect the multifaceted and global aspects of design. Dedicated to furthering our understanding of design and the contributions design makes to shaping our experiences, environment and culture, the museum also serves as a laboratory for experimental design installation, interpretation and practice.

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