Here’s How You Can Visit A Museum While You’re Stuck At Home
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Social distancing has many of us stuck at home wondering how to pass the time. Whether you are homeschooling your children or trying to keep yourself entertained, these famous museums are offering a welcomed solution. From the Guggenheim in New York City to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, take a virtual trip across the world without leaving your couch.
According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2,500 museums and galleries to bring us virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. Here are some of the highlights.
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art – New York, NY
MoMA was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Today MoMA’s rich and varied collection offers a panoramic overview of modern and contemporary art, from the innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to today’s film, design, and performance art. Take a virtual walk through a selection from their collection including sculpture, installation art, and paintings.
Tate, Britain – London, England
The Tate houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation. It is one of the largest museums in the country. Check out the online exhibit depicting fashion, cooking, and film through paintings.
Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
Listed for the past 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles constitutes one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century. The virtual tours include a look at some of the museum’s finest works including sculpture, artifacts, paintings, and more.
Museo Reina Sofia – Madrid, Spain
Founded in 1990 after originally being created as an art center, Museo Reina Sofía is among the culminating events of the Spanish transition to democracy, recovering Pablo Picasso’s Guernica as well as an outstanding representation of the international avant-gardes and neo-Avant-garde. Take a virtual walk through the collections of this world-renowned museum and experience works from photography to cubist paintings.
Hong Kong Museum of Art – Hong Kong, China
It is the mission of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus. Its collections now number in excess of 15,700 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists. Enjoy the work from these collections on this virtual tour.