Museum Quotes: “Wormholes to Other Worlds”

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Below, you’ll find our favorite quotes about museums. Museums, it turns out, are very quotable, with everyone from artists to billionaires to celebrities and of course art critics weighing in.

We’ve organized these museum quotes into a few categories, including

Let’s dig in…

Art Museum Quotes

“Don’t go to a museum with a destination. Museums are wormholes to other worlds. They are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you…and the world should begin to change for you.”
– Jerry Saltz

“The best introduction to art is to stroll through a museum.
The more art you see, the more you’ll learn to define your own taste.”
– Jeanne Frank

“It’s not a museum. It’s not a place of artifacts; it’s a place of ideas “
– Jeanie Kahnke

“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”
– Renzo Piano

“A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works.”
– David Rockefeller

Inspiring Quotes About Museums

“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can.”
– Maira Kalman

“The only way to understand painting is to go and look at it.
And if out of a million visitors there is even one to whom art means something, that is enough to justify museums.”
– Pierre-Auguste Renoir

““…That’s why we have the Museum, Matty, to remind us of how we came, and why: to start fresh, and begin a new place from what we had learned and carried from the old.”
– Lois Lowry

Funny Museum Quotes

“I love doing normal things … I also love to go to art and history museums.”
– Christina Aguilera

“A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.”
– Edmond De Goncourt

“Nobody ever flunked a science museum.”
– Frank Oppenheimer

“Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”
– Peter De Vries

Famous Museum Quotes

“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”
– Pablo Picasso

“When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums.”
– Andy Warhol

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
– Frida Kahlo

More Quotes About Museums

There are many more museum quotes out there, and countless yet to be written. Have a favorite quote you’d love for us to include? Share it in the comments below… we can’t wait to see what you’ve got.

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