The interest in arts is something inherent to the human condition. Whether an individual is particularly interested in the arts or not is irrelevant, given that everyone has a natural proclivity towards arts. Some southern_branch_of_the_national_palace_museum_entrance_slopepeople that claim not to be interested in music, photography or painting, for example, might not be completely aware of it and quite in contact with their inner selves. The truth is that music affects the mood of every individual, even if it is on a subconscious level. Music even has the ability to affect animals, so why would it not affect people too?

As mentioned before, the appreciation for arts is inherent to being part of the human race, and as such, many societies and ancient civilizations have decorated places of worship and palaces with carefully crafted art pieces. In ancient times, there are numerous clear examples of artistic movements and the veneration of art, such as sculptures or paintings, for example, that can be observed in many millenary cultures and civilizations. So museums may not have looked or been exactly as they do in present day, but they certainly have existed for many centuries.

Currently, some of the best museums in the Washington DC are the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Gallery of Art. In New York, you can visit the Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others. In other parts of the country, like in Chicago, Illinois, you can visit, for example, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. As you can see, the list of museums to visit in the US is practically endless.