Art History 101 will give you an overview of art periods across time, highlighting pivotal works of art that every art-lover should know. This means, however, that a lot of important art becomes overshadowed by these "masterpieces." There are certain pieces that aren't necessarily famous but need to be seen, and seen in person, because of their cultural relevance, innovation, or sheer aesthetic beauty. We assure you that some of the art on this list would make Da Vinci's jaw drop. So we bid adieu to Michelangelo's David and Van Gogh's Starry Night. These are not the most famous works of art in history (although some of them are very well known), but a collection of the pieces you need to see up-close and in person. Here's 25 Works of Art You Need to See Before You Die, your real list of required museum visits. 

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