Each year the World Art Awards selects the 20 Best Galleries And Museums on the globe; only one museum or gallery per country per year. Among other criteria, selections are based on years established, industry reputation, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
World Art Awards: “In our Top 20 for 2023, we chose The Uffizi Gallery, over 140,000 sq ft, and some contemporary art galleries much smaller. We selected some European historical museums with art and antiquities going back thousands of years. To balance, we selected some very new and contemporary hotspots in diverse countries and cultures representing important young work, from painting to digital to photography to sculpture. We decided on large, modern art centers in Ghana and Zambia. In China / Hong Kong, we opted for a boundary-pushing contemporary facility with an influential international presence. In Israel and Latvia we went with stunning underground crypt and subbasement venues which are cherished tourist attractions.”
World Art Awards: “Our Best in Italy is The Uffizi Gallery, the revered art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany. We feel it’s the most important Italian museum, the most visited, largest and best known in the world. They exhibit a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, as well as masterpieces of European painting, especially German, Dutch and Flemish.”
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The Gallery occupies the entire first and second floor of the large building built between 1560 and 1580 to a design by Giorgio Vasari: it is one of the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the modern). The collections of fourteenth-century and Renaissance paintings contain some absolute masterpieces of art of all time; European, German, Dutch, Flemish, and many Italian. No less important in the panorama of Italian art is the collection of ancient statuary and busts of the Medici family.
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Web Site: https://www.uffizi.it/gli-uffizi
The Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence, Italy
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World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 are:
BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI
BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON
BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY
BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA
BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS
BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY
BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY
BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY
BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY
BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN
BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY
BEST IN USA: CODA
BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR
BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART
BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER
www.WorldArtAwards.net annually awards the 20 Best International Galleries, and with their critique months later, awards about 500 living contemporary artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).