The great stair hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with a bronze statute of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and "Ghost" by Alexander Calder.
The Best Art Lover Destinations To Add To Your East Coast Bucket List
The Portland Museum of Art ranks among the state's best and has major works, including a Monet. Cove Street Arts' galleries and studios celebrate local creativity.
Portland, Maine
Art Walk on the first Friday of every month opens all the galleries, with live street music, art installations, and ongoing exhibits in downtown Portland.
One of America's most historic cities, creativity shines throughout Boston with everything from traditional art museums to vibrant street art.
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has over 100 galleries that showcase art throughout world history, and the Museum of Bad Art offers some of the same insights in a bizarre way.
As you walk the Freedom Trail, the murals at Rose Kennedy Greenway give Boston a bit of color, and the public works of art here aim to create a sense of unity among people.
NYC is the perfect environment for continuous and unfettered creativity in all art forms, and it is home to some of the world's best museums.
New York City
The iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) are home to some of the world's most famous and recognizable art.
The origins of guerilla and graffiti street art are varied, but the art style is fully embraced with murals peppering the city and showcased at the Graffiti Hall of Fame.
Philly is all about eclectic art; some, like the Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, offer free admission.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is an impressive three-block maze of mosaics, and the tedious installation of tiny mirrors, bottles, and tiles was primarily done by one artist alone.
Black culture has heavily influenced this East Coast city, as reflected in its art scene, contributing to its strong voice in the face of social injustices.
Baltimore, Maryland
The Black Arts District promotes creative prowess and community. Paintings and sculptures take inspiration from African heritage and America's current political climate.
Highlandtown neighborhood has a large Hispanic community, and public murals, art installations, and sculptures are complemented by live Mariachi music, parades, and festivals.