7. Getty Museum

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Visitors to the West Coast should head for one or both of the J. Paul Getty Museum sites. Private collectors are responsible for some amazing collections, and thanks to the Getty wealth the museum is absolutely free to visit. It's an ideal museum to visit if you're interested in European art but can't make it to Europe. You'll see antiquities, fine art and temporary exhibitions.

Art lovers could spend a lifetime visiting art galleries around the world. But if you have to restrict your visit to just a few of the famous galleries, these are some that you should consider. They contain so many beautiful paintings that it's well worth seeing as many as you can. In the larger museums you will have to pick your favorites, or return several time. What famous painting would you love to own?

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