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Quiz: How well do you know the world’s art galleries?

When it comes to the world of art are you a dabbler or a true artiste? Take our (sometimes) tricky quiz on art galleries around the world and find out.

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Where will you NOT find one of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers in a Vase’ paintings?

Neue Pinakothek, Munich

National Gallery, London

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’ was a controversial acquisition by which gallery?

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The National Gallery of Australia

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Which famous world leader slept with the Mona Lisa hanging in his bedroom for several years?

Adolf Hitler

Charles de Gaulle

Benito Mussolini

Napoleon Bonaparte

Which is the most visited art gallery in the world?

Louvre, Paris

National Gallery, London

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Tate Modern, London

The giant floral puppy outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao was made by which American artist?

Andy Warhol

Roy Lichtenstein

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jeff Koons

The first municipally-owned art gallery, opened in 1671, was the?

Ashmolean, Oxford, England

Kustmuseum, Basil, Switzerland

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Hyokeikan, Tokyo, Japan

Where was the marble Michelangelo used to create David sourced from?

Carrara, Italy

Brać, Croatia

Paros, Greece

Portland, England

‘The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli resides in which Italian art gallery?

The Vatican Museum

The Uffuzi Gallery, Florence

The Borghese Gallery, Rome

Academy Gallery, Venice

Where in Mexico will you find the ‘Blue House’ Frida Kahlo Museum?


San Cristóbal de Las Casas



What Caravaggio painting will you find in St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta?

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The Calling of St. Matthew

Doubting Thomas

David with the head of Goliath

In which Asian country will you find a village that is an outdoor gallery, dedicated to phalluses?





The Yokote Masuda Manga Art Gallery in Japan houses over 230,000 unique pieces of artwork by how many Manga artists?





The design of the arresting Museum of Islamic Art in Doha was influence by which ancient monument?

The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Jāmeh Mosque in Isfahan

El Bahia Palace, Marrakesh

The British painter, JMW Turner, famously shacked up with his mistress in which English seaside town?



Leamington Spa

St. Ives

Where will you find the iconic ‘American Gothic’ painting by Grant Wood hanging?

In the house of a private collector in Monaco

The Guggenheim Museum, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Art Institute of Chicago

How long did it take restorers to clean and restore the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

27 years

18 months

14 years

6 years

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