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Of course, landmark art museums like NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and D.C.’s National Gallery of Art are national treasures, but checking out an exceptional permanent collection ranks among our favorite things to do in any urban destination (yes, even more than devouring every single one of the best desserts in America). Since several cities offer more than their fair share of standout cultural destinations, we had to make some tough choices, but our short list includes some idiosyncratic gems among the encyclopedic art institutions. In our view, these are the best museums in the country for feasting your eyes on the finest paintings, sculptures, photography, installations and other visual art forms. And, once you’ve perused through all the indoor offerings, don’t forget to browse through the best graffiti walls across America.