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National Museum of Wildlife Art Named Fifth Best Art Museum in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

March 2, 2023

The National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) is a winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Art Museum, finishing in fifth place. Voting began in January, with twenty museums nominated across the country. Nominees are submitted by a panel of experts, and 10Best editors narrow the field to select the final set of nominees for the Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting was then open to the public through the middle of February. Winners were announced on February 24, 2023.

The top ten winners in the Best Art Museum category are as follows:

  1. Detroit Institute of Arts
  2. American Visionary Art Museum
  3. IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
  4. Andy Warhol Museum
  5. National Museum of Wildlife Art
  6. Newfields
  7. Booth Western Art Museum
  8. Heard Museum
  9. Getty Center
  10. Museum of International Folk Art

“Two of our current strategic goals are to enhance exposure of the permanent collection and expand outreach,” says Museum Director Steve Seamons. “Being named the fifth best art museum in the country is right in line with these goals. We are thrilled that the USA TODAY readers voted for the National Museum of Wildlife Art and granted us this wonderful recognition. Congress designated our Museum the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States and it’s remarkable to see our museum living up to that national designation.” provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

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