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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Key Takeaways:

  • Trying new things is in our DNA
  • Sharing your non-work experiences is caring
  • So many cultural hotspots, so little time

Walk the (virtual) halls of Gunderson Direct, and you’ll find a passionate group of world-class marketers. But you’ll also find an equally passionate and thriving culture. One that’s filled with the desire to try new things, get better every day, and share our experiences with one another (especially the non-work side).

In that spirit, we recently asked Gundir-tonians, “What is the most interesting (or cool, or unique, or fun) museum you’ve ever visited?”

The answers were as diverse and eclectic as our people. So whether you’re into ancient history, high-tech geekery, or mind-bending experiences, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our team’s top 15 museum recos:

The Sixth Floor JFK Museum—Dallas, TXJFK MuseumStep back in time for an up-close-and-personal lesson in American History. Here you can experience the life, assassination, and the legacy of President JKF.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art—New York City
Metropolitan Museum of ArtIt’s one of the most-visited museums in the world for good reason. Check out the full display of a Frank lloyd Wright Living Room: Francis W. Little House. You’ll be glad you did.

The House of Terror Museum—Budapest, Hungary
House of Terror MuseumThis is a visual and emotional roller coaster that examines the horrors of fascist and communist regimes in 20th-century Hungary, and serves as a memorial to its victims.

The Tech Museum—San Jose, CA
The Tech MuseumWant to get nerdy? Geek out with the #1 tech museum in the nation and enjoy hands-on activities, labs, design challenges and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education resources.

The Neon Museum—Las Vegas, NV
The Neon MuseumThis impressive outdoor collection of signs from old casinos and other businesses is displayed on 2.62 acres. Take a tour and it’ll light up your life.

The Museum of Natural History — New York City
Museum of Natural HistoryRelive moments from “Night at the Museum” at one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. It’s spread across four city blocks, so embrace the fact that you aren’t going to see everything in one day.

The Getty — Los Angeles, CA
The GettyTake in the architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. Then check out the always-amazing art and textiles. It’s awesome!

The Nordiska Museum — Stockholm, Sweden
The Nordiska MuseumThis is Sweden’s largest museum of cultural history, with over one and a half million exhibits. One standout collection shows how people ate through the ages, complete with (fake) food and table settings. (Just thinking about it makes me hungry.)

The Prague Beer Museum — Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Beer MuseumCzech beer is more than a beverage, it’s the heart of Bohemian culture. The museum celebrates this marvelous fermented beverage and even provides a rotating tap list. Welcome to beervana.

De Young Museum – San Francisco, CA
De Young MuseumLocated in Golden Gate Park, this fine arts museum is amazing even without the art. That said, it features collections from from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas—and costume and textile arts.

Meow Wolf — Santa Fe, NM
Meow WolfFor a truly unique art experience, this is the place to be. It’s an immersive, mind-bending collection that takes you on a “macrocosmic adventure of seemingly endless possibilities.” Whoa.

The Field Museum — Chicago, IL
The Field MuseumWith a jaw-dropping 24 million objects, this is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. So go ahead, soak up everything from ancient cultures to the latest scientific discoveries.

The Idaho Potato Museum — Blackfoot, Idaho
Idaho Potato MuseumDefinitely on the quirkier side of the street, you’ll find this one-of-a-kind museum where you can explore the history and cultivation of one of Idaho’s premier crops.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
Yayoi KusamaImmerse yourself in multi-reflective installations where you can experience the illusion of standing in an endless galaxy of light and space. Perfect for the Gram.

The California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco
California Academy of SciencesWander through one the largest museums of natural history in the world From the aquarium to the rainforest to the living roof, there’s something for the conservationist in all of us.

Erik’s built a career spanning agencies large and small, gaining deep experience crafting campaigns in every channel across a wide range of brands. A passionate mentor for rising creatives, he’s lead teams and written for the likes of Google, AT&T, Dell, FedEx, 24 Hour Fitness, and Sparkling Ice, to name a few — and won a few awards along the way.

As ACD, Erik is committed to delivering business results for his clients. He’s currently responsible for helping lead, concept, write, and provide oversight for the agency creative.

Outside of work, you’ll find Erik on long rambling bike rides, exploring local hot springs, and spending time with his family.