5 exhibitions to visit from the comfort of your home

While waiting for the next time you can hop into a car, train or plane, we would love to share 5 exhibitions you could visit from your living room! These virtual exhibitions will take on a journey through times and style.

 

1. THE LOUVRE

The Louvre is not only one of the world’s largest art museums, but it’s also one of Paris’s most iconic historic monuments.

The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories.

 Morning Golden Hour at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Photo by Patrick Langwallner on Unsplash

 

2. THE SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

While the architecture of the Guggenheim’s building itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is quite impressive, you don’t have to visit the Big Apple to get an up-close view of some of the priceless pieces of artwork inside. The museum makes some of its collections and exhibits available online for people who want to get a taste of what the museum has to offer, including works from Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Jeff Koons.

 The Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Photo by Reno Laithienne on Unsplash

3. Night at the Musée d’Orsay

Come along and explore this fantastic Parisian landmark, originally created for the 1900 Exposition Universelle. Google Arts & Culture has created an exhibition entitled "From Station to the Renovated Musée d’Orsay," featuring many digital paintings from Van Gogh to Cézanne. Discover the works by artistic movement (Impressionism, Postimpressionism, etc.) along a timeline and click on the ones you'd like to learn more about! Get some inspiration for your next visit to the museum.

Visit the Musée d’Orsay

 Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash

 

4. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Photo by Jean Carlo Emer on Unsplash

 

5. MASP, São Paulo

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

The Sao Paulo Museum of Art

Photo by Wilfredor

 

To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites. 

 

Reference:

  • Mentalfloss.com
  • France.fr
  • Travelandleisure.com
  • Google Arts & Culture

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