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Art enthusiasts may love these museum hotspots

The nation's capital is an art lovers center.

The nation's capital is an art lovers center.

Whether you love art, or just like being around museums, there may be some cities that are just perfect for you. Plenty of these locales may be exactly what you are looking for in a city that has institutions with walls of history lining them, and they may not all be obvious choices. If so, it may be a good idea to start packing your moving containers.

Texas may not immediately be known for its museum offerings, but it should be. Houston is the home of an entire area dedicated to museums, called the Museum District, according to Away.com. This is the home of multiple different museums, with a multitude of different art options. One of these is the city's Museum of Fine Arts, which has pieces from early history to some famous, more modern pieces. You can set your eyes on not only portrait art and other paintings, but also many different types of sculptures.

Washington, D.C.
The nation's capital is also a staple for art and museum life, and you have plenty of choices to find exactly what you are looking for. One of the most famous options in the District of Columbia is The Smithsonian Institute. It has nearly 20 buildings of different pieces of human history, according to Frommer's. The Smithsonian has plenty of topics covered in its museums, so if you are interested in inventions, or are fascinated by space travel, there is likely something that caters to your needs. There are also some other top choices in the area. One of these that may be intriguing is the International Spy Museum.

Heading West will bring you to one of the more famous art and museum centers in the country. Chicago has many different options that could be great for you if you love art. The Windy City has the Art Institute of Chicago, which may be a perfect spot to start. This venue has one of the widest arrays of top impressionist artist paintings, according to The Huffington Post. After you visit this venue, it may be a good plan to check out the National Museum of Mexican Art, which is another famous museum in the city's arts scene.

New York City
The Big Apple also may be one of the best areas to see art in the entire world, let alone the United States. There is no shortage of options in New York City, and according to CBS New York, checking out the Museum of Modern Art may be a great way to see a wide variety of different options. Another choice that could be a good idea is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has a much wider array of historical features. For art in other parts of the city, it could be a fun choice to check out the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Santa Fe
If there is one city on this list that could sneak under most art enthusiasts' radars, that may be Santa Fe. The city, located in New Mexico, actually has many options. According to Away.com, this has approximately 240 art galleries, with a sizable number of these located in the Canyon Road area. Not only does it have galleries such as the Museum of International Folk Art, the city is the home of many different outdoor markets that have local artists who are able to show off their work to the world.