Maine has one of the best art museums in the country


You’ll find it in the coastal town of Eastport.

Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport. Tidal Institute and Art Museum

Art lovers will find one of America’s best art museums on the Maine coast, according to readers of USA Today.

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The publication released a list of the top 10 art museums on Friday as part of its 2022 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards, and Eastport’s Tides Institute & Museum of Art ranked No. 10. art in America is the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

Here’s what USA Today wrote, in part, about the Tides Institute & Museum of Art:

Located on the Canada-US border, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art offers collections focused on Northeast Coast art with an interest in architecture and history. During the pandemic crisis, the museum’s online program continued to make resources and cultural connections available, providing access to artifacts from their extensive collections.

– Top 10 USA Today

Stockbridge was also named among the top 10 small town art scenes, ranking 10th thanks to Chesterwood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass, Tanglewood and more.

The best small town art scene is in Tubac, Arizona.

For the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards lists, USA Today’s travel experts select 20 nominees in areas ranging from food to accommodations, destinations to things to do. Then the publication asks readers to vote to determine the top 10.

See the full list of the top 10 art museums.

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