The United States boasts some of the best museums in the world. From New York's impressive Metropolitan Museum of Art — the largest museum in the country — to the renowned Art Institute of Chicago, the nation has earned bragging rights for its art collection.
The caliber of the museums means that the nation is home to some of the most important art pieces of the western world, like van Gogh’s iconic “Starry Night” and Georgia O'Keeffe's unmistakable nature paintings. Most of the works in this list are located in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., so you know exactly where to go when planning your artwork bucket list.
Here are 25 pieces of art we suggest you see in your lifetime as well as additional museums for you to delve deeper into a particular artist's work.