Pictures can brighten up a room, your day, or even your mood! And for a rainy (or sunny) day, browsing through a photography museum is a great way to spend the day. Here are 7 photography museums our locals recommend. “A picture speaks a thousand words” – English proverb
1. Fomu – Antwerp
PoMu (Photo museum), located in the south of Antwerp, is a must see if you are in search of inspiration. According to our Spotter Kevin this is the perfect place to enjoy the exhibited creativity and broaden your horizon.
2. Sala Parés – Barcelona
This treasure is probably the oldest privately owned commercial art gallery in the world. In business since 1840, Sala Parés Barcelona has the distinction of being the first gallery to publicly exhibit Picasso’s work.
3. Royal Hibernian Academy – Dublin
Royal Hibernian Academy has one of its galleries dedicated to Irish artists who do not have commercial representation to help raise their profile. One of the many reasons why this Gallery is a well-known artistic attraction in Dublin.
4. The Photographers’ Gallery – London
The Photographers’ Gallery is our London local Peter´s favorite photo museum. “An hour in the gallery makes for a peaceful break from the shopping masses of Oxford Street. Who knows, it might even make your photos of fancy restaurant meals or grumpy cats even more artistic?”
5. MEP – Paris
For our Paris spotter Tamara Mesaric this gallery is “an extraordinary place which would be a pity to miss while in Paris”. Maison Européene de la Photographie is one of the most important exclusively photo museum. Located over 3 floors there are 3-5 separate exhibitions, mostly contemporary artists.
6. Galleria Varsi – Rome
Galleria Varsi is our Rome local Antonina favorite photography gallery. It is a young gallery which celebrates urban and street art, proudly exposing this new form of art. Where the exhibits are updated constantly to keep the interest alive.
7. Nederlands Fotomuseum– Rotterdam
Our Rotterdam local Tessa favorite photography museum is Nederlands Fotomuseum. ” The collection differs from time to time and they show different timeframes. I find it amazing to see the art of photography throughout history”.
What’s your favorite photography museum in Europe?