Not all art museums allow sketching, and sometimes certain exhibits are excluded. Some allow access to different galleries at different times and others have sketching led by art instructors.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Cincinnati Art Museum
- Denver Art Museum
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Laura Murphy Frankstone sketching is cathartic, and sketching is a chance to indulge my interest in art work I personally find interesting.
Sketching can be of whole pieces of art or just sections of art, focusing on the design, use of color, use of negative space, or other elements. Sometimes I go to practice certain things, but more often it is just for relaxation. You can learn a lot from the art work of master painters, and seeing the art in person is inspiring.
The Getty Museum has shared some good tips for drawing in a museum. If you're in New York there is a sketch group that includes outings to museums. You never know who you might see sketching at the museum.