Stuck at Home? Tour 12 Famous Museums From Your Couch for Free
With the abundance of caution and self-quarantine people are observing to slow down the Coronavirus, many people are staying home. But, there’s so much you can you do while you’re stuck at home!
Virtual Tours are Free
While the world is avoiding public interaction and practicing social distancing is advised, you can still enjoy a day day at the museum. Because, technology allows us to visit without leaving your favorite easy chair. In other words, you can take a virtual tour of some of the most famous museums from home.
In addition to these museum tours, you can also check out the 8 more virtual field trips for kids we found and shared.
500 Museums in Your Livingroom
According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, Fast Company and Google Arts & Cultures have teamed up with over 500 Museums worldwide to give you free access to virtual tours and online exhibits. In other words, you can visit the MoMa in New York and the Van Gough in the Netherlands in the same afternoon!
Obviously, 500 museums are too many to list here. However, you can view them all at a glance on the Google Arts & Cultures website or app.
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The British are Coming!
Virtually visit the British Museum in London, via your favorite armchair. This museum has an exhibit of ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, among many other relics.
In a New York Minute
Next, head on over to New York to Guggenheim Museum. Because they have works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.
Next, stop by Washington D.C. and see the National Gallery of Art without leaving your house.
There are two online exhibits: Fashioning a Nation and Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. The National Gallery of Art is known as the nation’s museum. Because it preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art.
All the Rage in Paris
While you’re at it, you can view dozens of online famous works of art by French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914 in the Musee d’Orsay virtual tour.
A Little Bit of Seoul
Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe can be found at The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, located in Seoul, Korea.
Pergamon Museum located in Berlin has exhibits that have ancient artifacts. For example, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar. And, you can visit it right now without moving a muscle.
You don’t have to put on the red light
Okay, my headlines are getting a bit risqué, but you don’t have to risk a thing with this virtual tour. Because works from Vermeer and Rembrandt can be found at the Rijksmuseum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Have an ear for it
Van Gogh Museum is where you can view the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh. In other words, it is home to over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, along with over 750 personal letters. This museum is also located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It’s a gas!
The J. Paul Getty Museum (a petroleum industrialist), located in Los Angeles, is home to a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs. Additionally, there are European artworks dated back to the 8th Century. In all, exhibits span 6,000 years of art. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss, and you can check this off your virtual bucket list with a few simple taps on your device.
Blame it on Rio
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern museum.
Of course it is internationally recognized for its collection of European art, considered the finest in Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere. It also houses an emphatic assemblage of Brazilian art, prints and drawings, as well as smaller collections of African and Asian art, antiquities, decorative arts, and others, amounting to more than 8,000 pieces. – Wikipedia
The Missing Link
Before you sign off, be sure to visit The National Museum of Anthropology. Anthropology is the study of human societies, cultures and their development. As well as the study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution. – Oxford Dictionary
The National Museum of Anthropology is the most visited museum in Mexico City, but of course now you can view from anywhere. The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.
And the rest!
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