by Kate Mulcrone | August 24, 2012
Away.com created this list of the best American cities for art-lovers. We've also included some stories to help you get started planning.

1. New York, NY
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the American Folk Art Museum, the Big Apple has you covered.

2. Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe sure has a lot of art galleries -- 240 to be exact!

3. San Francisco, CA
The city's Asian Art Museum has a collection that spans the entire continent, and more than 6,000 years of history.

4. Washington, DC
Nothing beats free -- and many of DC's treasures can be seen for a grand total of nothing. The National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian are must-sees.

5. Dallas, TX
Dallas's Museum of Fine Arts is vast -- the museum boats over 25,000 works of art from all cultures and time periods!

6. Chicago, IL
As the second-largest museum in the United States, The Art Institute of Chicago is a venerable institution. But Chicago also has plenty of public art worth seeing, most notably in the city's Millenium Park.

7. Houston, TX
The city's Museum District is home to a total of 18 museums, ranging from the Museum of Fine Arts to the quirky Menil Collection.

8. Boston, MA
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts boasts the most comprehensive collection of Monet paintings outside of France.

9. San Antonio, TX
The city's newly-constructed River Walk now connects the San Antonio Museum of Art to all the action. The museum houses North America's largest collection of Latin American art.

10. Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth's Modern Art Museum is notable for its emphasis on American masters from the second half of the twentieth century, painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Source: Away.com