What are the best Naples museums?

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A great way to explore the culture of any area is to visit its museums, and Naples is no exception.

The Naples Museum of Art is open seasonally (October through June), and boasts 30,000-square-feet of space spread over three stories and encompasses 15 galleries, and features a glass-dome conservatory. The entrance gates are by metal artist Albert Paley; look up once inside and you’ll find chandeliers by glass artist Dale Chihuly. Inside the galleries you’ll find world-class paintings, sculpture, drawings and other works of art.

Gallery Row, a part of Third Street South in Old Naples, flaunts more galleries than any other place in Southwest Florida, and is a go-to spot for collectors. From contemporary to modern to regional works of art, you’re sure to find something to adorn your walls at home.

The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida has a unique history. While it started as a middle school classroom exhibit created by students and teachers studying the Holocaust, the space eventually flourished into a museum with more than 1,000 World War II and Holocaust artifacts, many of which were donated or permanently loaned by local survivors and liberators.

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