Art museum

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The Louvre in Paris is a famous art museum.

An art museum or art gallery is a place where works of arts are shown for people to look at. These works of art are usually paintings, but they can also be sculptures, photographs or other visual art works. Most art museums are open for the public to visit, but there are also some which are private.

A "gallery" is a long hall, which is why they are often called "art galleries" because the paintings are often hung in long halls.