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In this sub-category you will find questions about art pieces specifically housed in particular museums. You are invited to enjoy a virtual tour!

Quizzes about the actual museum, not focused on the works of art therein, can be found using the link to Museums and Art Galleries.

37 quizzes and 518 trivia questions.
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  Where in the World Can I See These Paintings?    
Match Quiz
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This quiz lists 10 works of art by different artists. It's up to you to identify the cities where they are on display. Have a good time.
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  Order in the Museum!   best quiz  
Ordering Quiz
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Famous Paintings by Date
Meant as a homage to the painting selected for the June 2023 Author Gallery challenge, this quiz is dedicated to some of the most significant masterpieces that are part of the impressive collection owned by London's National Gallery.
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Hanging Around the Muse dOrsay
  Hanging Around the Musée d'Orsay   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
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While the Louvre may be a name which is more familiar as a Paris art museum, if you want to explore (mostly) French painters working in the second half of the 19th century, the Musée d'Orsay, located in a former railway station, is the one to visit.
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Ten Works of Art in the Louvre
  Ten Works of Art in the Louvre    
Photo Quiz
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Art Gallery Photo Quiz
Can you identify these ten works of art in the Musée du Louvre, Paris?
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  The Louvre   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
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Mention the Louvre to anyone and you're likely to hear 'Mona Lisa', but it's not the only well known painting hanging there. Can you match these works of art to their creators?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 23 20
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Catherines Collection for the Hermitage
  Catherine's Collection for the Hermitage   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
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In 1764 Catherine the Great purchased several hundred paintings that were to become the start of the collection in the Hermitage Museum. Here are ten of them.
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Great Galleries National Gallery London
  Great Galleries: National Gallery, London   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
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We continue our tour of the world's great galleries at one of the world's most-visited museums, the National Gallery in London. Can you identify some of the most famous works housed there? (A reminder that you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.)
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Mar 04 16
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Great Galleries Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  Great Galleries: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
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Our tour of the world's great galleries moves to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, home to more than 2,000 paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Identify the artist from a famous works housed here.
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Great Galleries Muse dOrsay Paris
  Great Galleries: Musée d'Orsay, Paris   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
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Our tour of the world's great galleries returns to Paris for a visit to the Musée d'Orsay. Opened in 1986, it has become a major tourist attraction with more than 3 million visitors annually.
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Art at the Winter Palace
  Art at the Winter Palace   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
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Founded by Catherine the Great in the 18th century, St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum is one of the world's major art museums. This quiz will focus on some of the most significant works of art on display there.
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trivia question Quick Question
Apart from many historic exhibits related to Bavaria's kings, what kind of museum would you find integrated into Nymphenburg Palace?

From Quiz "A Museum Trip Around Munich"




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Great Galleries of the World Uffizi Florence
  Great Galleries of the World: Uffizi, Florence   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
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We start this tour of the world's great galleries at one of the very best, 'Galleria degli Uffizi' in central Florence. Here are some of the most famous works of art you can see there. (A reminder that you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.)
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Great Galleries National Gallery WDC
  Great Galleries: National Gallery, WDC   great trivia quiz  
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One of the largest museums in North America, the National Gallery of Art is situated on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Can you identify some of the most famous works housed there? (A reminder that you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.)
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Great Galleries Tate Britain London
  Great Galleries: Tate Britain, London   great trivia quiz  
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Founded as the National Gallery of British Art in 1897, it was renamed the Tate Gallery in 1932 and Tate Britain in 2000. Here are some of the most famous works of art you can see there. (A reminder that you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.)
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Great Galleries Metropolitan MoA NY
  Great Galleries: Metropolitan MoA NY   great trivia quiz  
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One of the world's most visited museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City houses the largest art collection in the U.S. Can you identify some of its most famous works?
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Mar 14 16
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Great Galleries of the World Louvre Paris
  Great Galleries of the World: Louvre, Paris   popular trivia quiz  
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We continue our tour at the world's most famous gallery, The Louvre Museum in Paris. Can you identify ten of the many famous works housed there? (A reminder that you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.)
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  Home is Where the Art Is   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The ten works of art in this quiz are all known for residing somewhere specific. See if you can match the famous works to their galleries. Good luck!
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  Ten National Gallery Masterpieces   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The National Gallery in London is host to many famous works of art. There are many pieces on display there that should be included in this quiz, but I have decided to elaborate on the ten that I find most interesting.
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Great Galleries Alte Pinakothek Munich
  Great Galleries: Alte Pinakothek, Munich   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
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We continue our tour at one of the world's oldest great galleries and home to one of the most famous collections of Old Master paintings, the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. Can you identify some of the most famous works housed there?
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Sep 25 16
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  Art at the Joslyn - A Secret of the Plains   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz on Omaha's small but mighty art museum.
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  Treasure Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The "Met" boasts more than two million works of art, from prehistory to the present day. On this tour, we'll be looking at fifteen, but wishing we had time to see them all!
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  Paintings from London's Smaller Art Collections   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Some of the finest works of art to be seen in London can be found outside the big national collections. This quiz celebrates some of these gems. As before, I name a painting; you name the artist.
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  The Pride of the Prado   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The Museo del Prado is Spain's national museum of pre-20th century art, housing one of the finest collections in the world. This quiz takes a look at some its most prized works.
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  Treasure Tour: MoMA, New York City   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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On November 20, 2004, New York's beloved Museum of Modern Art reopened after a a 2½-year, $425 million renovation. This quiz looks at ten treasures from its collection.
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  Famous Paintings in London's National Gallery   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll name ten famous paintings, with the year they were painted. All you have to do is identify the artist. All the paintings are in London's National Gallery.
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  The Art and the Artist    
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All the art is from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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  Famous Paintings in London's Tate Britain   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Tate Britain contains the UK's national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. I'll name ten famous paintings from the gallery, with the year they were painted. All you have to do is identify the artist.
Tough, 10 Qns, stedman, Jan 09 03
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  Famous Artists in London's Tate Modern   popular trivia quiz  
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Tate Modern is Britain's new national museum of modern art, containing international works from 1900 to the present day. I'll name ten pieces from the gallery, with the year they were produced. All you have to do is identify the artist.
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  The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam    
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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the national museum and home of the Dutch Masters. Match the painting with the Dutch artist associated with it.
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  Ten from MoMA    
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The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan has many famous paintings. Here are questions about ten of them. Which phrase best describes the painting named?
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  At the Philadelphia Museum of Art   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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This quiz focuses on the modern and contemporary art collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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  Art Masterpieces: In What Museum? (Part 1)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Identify the current permanent homes of the following art masterpieces.
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  Name That Art Museum   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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I will name an artist and one of his famous works and you must identify the museum where it is housed.
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  Where's That Art? London Edition    
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London is home to a number of fantastic art galleries and museums. All you have to do is match these works of art, exhibitions or historical artifacts to their homes.
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  Art Masterpieces: In What Museum? (Part 2)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Identify the current homes of the following famous works of art.
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  Where's That Art? Paris Edition    
Multiple Choice
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Paris is home to a large number of the world's most famous art galleries and museums. All you have to do is match the works of art, exhibitions or historical artifacts to their homes.
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  Art Masterpieces- Where Are They? 4-3-2-1- go!    
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In this quiz I name 10 famous paintings. Four are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, three are in the Art Institute in Chicago, two are in the Louvre in Paris, France, and one is in the Uffizi in Florence, Italy.
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  Art Masterpieces- Where are They?    
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We've all seen photographs of the "Mona Lisa" and other timeless paintings and sculptures. But where do you go if you want to see the original?
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  "A Moveable Feast" of American Art - The Whitney    
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The Whitney Museum of American Art, which has occupied several sites in New York City over the course of its history, is the premier venue in the United States to see works by modern and contemporary American artists.
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Art: By Museum Trivia Questions

1. Who founded the Whitney Museum?

From Quiz
"A Moveable Feast" of American Art - The Whitney

Answer: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was herself a sculptor, art collector and patron of American artists. She was born into the wealthy and socially connected Vanderbilt family and married into the wealthy and socially connected Whitney family. It was only after the Metropolitan Museum of Art declined the offered gift of her art collection that Whitney decided to found her own museum to showcase American artists.

2. "Sunflowers" (1888) by Vincent van Gogh. Although Van Gogh painted 2 series of paintings of sunflowers, perhaps the most recognisable, yellow hued version resides in London. In which famous gallery would you find it?

From Quiz Where's That Art? London Edition

Answer: National Gallery

The National Gallery stands on Trafalgar Square in central London, facing Nelson's Column. The gallery was founded in 1824 and is now run by the British government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport as an exempt charity. It houses over 2,300 paintings from the thirteenth century to 1900, including internationally famous works such as Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks", Sandro Boticelli's "Venus and Mars" and "The Ambassadors" by Hans Holbein the Younger. Van Gogh painted two series of paintings of sunflowers. The first series was painted in 1887, while he lived in Paris with his brother, and depicts sunflowers lying on the ground. The second series followed in 1888 when van Gogh moved to Arles and depicts the flowers in vases. The yellow hued painting in the National Gallery is perhaps one of the most recognisable of all of Van Gogh's works.

3. "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci - Where is its permanent Parisian home?

From Quiz Where's That Art? Paris Edition

Answer: The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world; it contains over 35,000 historical artifacts and works of art. The museum sits within the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which was originally built by King Philip II in the twelfth century. It was inhabited by the monarchy until the reign of Louis XIV (the Sun King), who chose the palace of Versailles as his home instead. Following the French Revolution, it was decided that the Louvre should be used as a museum and it was opened as such in 1793. The famous entrance pyramid was completed in 1989, having been commissioned by French president François Mitterand. The "Mona Lisa", by Leonardo Da Vinci, is known by different names in different countries around the world. In France, it is known as "La Joconde" and is one of the most visited works of art in the world.

4. The Prado boasts several triptychs by this Flemish painter including "The Garden of Earthly Delights" and "The Adoration of the Magi".

From Quiz The Pride of the Prado

Answer: Hieronymus Bosch

A triptych is an artwork comprised of three panels held together with hinges. Bosch's triptychs were oil paintings on large wooden panels: in the case of "The Garden of Earthly Delights", more than two metres wide and almost four metres high. Bosch's colourful pieces show highly evocative moral messages. In addition to the triptychs, the Prado collection includes a tabletop painted by Bosch divided into segments portraying each of the seven deadly sins.

5. Like many great museums, the Joslyn is something of a work of art in itself. In what style, dominant when the gallery opened in 1931, was it designed?

From Quiz Art at the Joslyn - A Secret of the Plains

Answer: Art Deco

Architects John and Alan McDonald originally presented plans to build the Joslyn in a renaissance style, and the symmetrical arches and classical columns still survive from that concept. Midway through construction, the architects convinced patron Sarah Joslyn to switch to art deco, characterized by an aspiration to modernity and characteristic "stepped" design elements. These motifs anchor the original building in its time and place, while the addition, opened in 1994, features the less decorative, spare lines and the impression of open spaces that are markers of postmodern architecture.

6. The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Sculptures, were put on display in the Duveen Gallery of this museum in 1816.

From Quiz Art Masterpieces: In What Museum? (Part 2)

Answer: British Museum, London

The legality of the removal of the "Elgin Marbles" has been questioned ever since Thomas Bruce, the seventh earl of Elgin, brought these Greek sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens to Britain in 1806.

7. "Aphrodite of Milos" (better known as the "Venus de Milo"), is one of this museum's treasures.

From Quiz Art Masterpieces: In What Museum? (Part 1)

Answer: Louvre Museum, Paris

The mutilated masterpiece was discovered in 1820 on the island of Melos (Milo in modern Greek). There is speculation that the mysterious goddess may not be Aphrodite at all, but rather the sea goddess Amphitrite, who was revered on Milo.

8. A whole room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is devoted to this dadaist; it includes the works, "Bride," "Fountain," and "Nude Descending a Staircase (no. 1)."

From Quiz At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Answer: Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was born in France in 1887. This dadaist is famous for his idea of "found art" or "readymades." One example of a "readymade" is Duchamp's "Fountain," which is a urinal that he put on display as art.

9. 'The Persistence of Memory' by Salvador Dali: which phrase best describes this painting?

From Quiz Ten from MoMA

Answer: Melting clocks

Dali was Spanish. He painted the surealistic 'The Persistence of Memory' in 1931.

10. Where is the famous painting, "The Death of Socrates", by Jaques-Louis David?

From Quiz Art Masterpieces- Where Are They? 4-3-2-1- go!

Answer: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Jacque-Louis David (1748-1825) led the French Neo-classicalism school of painting. The painting, "Death of Socrates" (1787) depicts the last moments of Socrates (469-399 BCE), who was accused by Greek authorities of denying the gods, and given the choice of renouncing his beliefs or drinking poison hemlock. He chose the latter. The Met has a fine collection of French paintings including also Marie-Denise Villers' (1774-1821) masterpiece "Young Woman Drawing".

11. Where is the famous painting, "Mona Lisa"?

From Quiz Art Masterpieces- Where are They?

Answer: The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Painted by the renaissance master, Leonardo DaVinci (1479-1528). The portrait is also known as "La Gioconda" and is thought to depict the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. It is an oil painting, painted on wood. The painting was stolen from the Louvre in 1911 and found two years later in a hotel in Florence.

12. "The Laughing Cavalier" (1624)?

From Quiz Paintings from London's Smaller Art Collections

Answer: Franz Hals

This well-known portrait can be found in the Wallace Collection, in Manchester Square. The title was not given to it by Hals (1580-1666), but became attached to the picture when it was first exhibited by Sir Richard Wallace in the 1870s. It is not even particularly accurate, since the cavalier isn't actually laughing: more of a smirk really.

13. "Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion" (1944)?

From Quiz Famous Paintings in London's Tate Britain

Answer: Francis Bacon

This triptych by Bacon (1909-1992) was first exhibited in 1945. As a representation of the human condition in the aftermath of the war, its impact was enormous, both in the context of Bacon's own career and British art in general. He later identified the figures with the Eumenides, the Furies of Greek legend.

14. "The Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)?

From Quiz Famous Paintings in London's National Gallery

Answer: Jan van Eyck

Often wrongly referred to as the "Arnolfini Wedding", it is not in fact a wedding portrait. Nor is the wife pregnant: she is merely holding up her gown in what was the fashionable style of the time.

15. Diego Velazquez - Las Meninas (The Maids of Honour)

From Quiz Name That Art Museum

Answer: Prado, Madrid

The Prado has many works by Valazquez, including The Surrender of Breda and The Drinkers.

16. In what year did the Whitney open to the public?

From Quiz "A Moveable Feast" of American Art - The Whitney

Answer: 1931

Given the Met's refusal of her collection, and the preference of the Museum of Modern Art for European artists, Whitney decided to found her own museum in 1930. It was not until 1931, however, that the building which formerly housed "The Whitney Studio Club", together with two adjacent row houses, were renovated into gallery space and a residence for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, that the museum was able to mount its first exhibition.

17. "Starry Night over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh - Where can you see this famous painting in Paris?

From Quiz Where's That Art? Paris Edition

Answer: Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a train station constructed in 1900 that sits on the right bank of the Seine. Until 1939 it was a terminus for trains from southern France, but its short platforms rendered it useless following the introduction of mainline trains. It became a museum in the 1970s and now houses over 2,000 paintings and over 600 sculptures and other works. "Starry Night over the Rhone" depicts a night in Arles and was painted in 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh.

18. The nightmarish "Saturn Devouring His Son" is the best known of the "Black Paintings" by this Spanish artist.

From Quiz The Pride of the Prado

Answer: Francisco Goya

Goya was court painter under Spanish King Charles (Carlos) IV. Later in life, deaf, isolated and fearing insanity, he created a series of dark, haunting works collectively known as the "Black Paintings". Goya painted "Saturn Devouring His Son" directly onto the walls of his house; it was later transferred to canvas.

19. The Joslyn is perhaps best known for its extensive holdings of Karl Bodmer's paintings. Though Swiss, Bodmer is known for his work documenting uniquely American phenomena. What is the Omaha-appropriate focus of much of Bodmer's best-known work?

From Quiz Art at the Joslyn - A Secret of the Plains

Answer: American Indian custom and dress

Bodmer's work was drawn from his travels in the 1830s American West. His depictions of American Indians before the assimilating influence of Euro-American civilization stand as some of the outstanding documents of native culture.

20. "Early Sunday Morning" (1930), "Seven A.M." (1948), and "A Woman in the Sun" (1961) are among the over three thousands works by Edward Hopper in the collection of this New York City museum.

From Quiz Art Masterpieces: In What Museum? (Part 2)

Answer: Whitney Museum of American Art

Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum's founder, was an enthusiastic supporter of Edward Hopper. Because of this relationship, Hopper's widow Josephine bequeathed her husband's entire artistic estate to the museum when she died.

21. 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' by Pablo Picasso: which phrase describes this painting?

From Quiz Ten from MoMA

Answer: Five women

The abstract 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' by Pablo Picasso was painted in 1907.

22. Where is the famous painting, "The Raft of the Medusa" by Théodore Géricault ?

From Quiz Art Masterpieces- Where Are They? 4-3-2-1- go!

Answer: The Louvre in Paris, France

"The Raft of the Medusa" measures a huge 16' x 23' and was painted between 1818 and 1819. The subject of the painting is the ordeal of the survivors of the French ship Medusa, which was crowded with Algerian immigrants, and which sunk off the coast of Africa in 1816. This was a result of human error and incompetence and led to a huge scandal in France when the survivors told their stories. The government considered the painting to be a political attack at the time. However Géricault actually neglected to depict the most horrible aspects of the incident, including murder, and cannibalism, and rather showed the dramatic turning point when the desperate survivors attempt to attract the attention of the distant ship that eventually rescued them.

23. Where is the famous sculpture, "The Venus de Milo"?

From Quiz Art Masterpieces- Where are They?

Answer: The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The "Venus de Milo" is believed to have been created by the Helenistic Greek poet and artist, Alexandros, and was brought to France in the nineteenth century.

24. "L'Escarpolette" ("The Swing") (1767)?

From Quiz Paintings from London's Smaller Art Collections

Answer: Jean-Honore Fragonard

Another picture from the Wallace Collection, Fragonard's (1732-1806) painting epitomises the frivolity and exuberance of the French Ancien Regime (or perhaps its decadence, depending on your point of view). In either case, the situation pictured is decidedly scandalous: the man on the left, lounging on a bed of roses, is looking up the skirt of the woman on the swing, who is suggestively kicking off her shoe. To make matters worse, the man on the right, pushing the swing, is said to be a priest...

25. "Nude Woman with Necklace" (1968)?

From Quiz Famous Artists in London's Tate Modern

Answer: Pablo Picasso

Picasso (1881-1973) painted nudes throughout his long career. This late work comes over as a brutal arrangement of orifaces, breasts and limbs. The face is that of his second wife, Jacqueline Roque.

26. "Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car" (1824-7)?

From Quiz Famous Paintings in London's Tate Britain

Answer: William Blake

Blake (1757-1827) produced this watercolour as one of a series of illustrations to Dante's "Divine Comedy". It depicts events in Cantos 29-31 of the "Purgatorio". The "Car" is not, alas, a Ford Capri or similar, but a chariot drawn by a Gryphon.

27. Auguste Renoir - A Girl With A Watering Can

From Quiz Name That Art Museum

Answer: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

The National Gallery's literature states that Renoir believed,'A painting should be a lovable thing, gay and pretty...'.

28. Where in Manhattan was the first Whitney Museum located?

From Quiz "A Moveable Feast" of American Art - The Whitney

Answer: Greenwich Village

The museum's original home was located on West 8th Street between 5th Avenue and MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village.

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