Art from your home…
A real visit to a museum won’t be possible for a while. Luckily there are museums around the world that offer visual tours and online sessions!
Live tours, mini documentaries about exhibitions, workshops for kids and audio tours. More here.
Nearly 700,000 works of art from the Rijksmuseum are online. From the Middle Ages to the present and from the Night Watch to Miffy. Experience the Night Watch or learn to paint in Rembrandt’s style. View the collection.
Van Gogh Museum
You can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter’s most famous work thanks to Google Arts & Culture. More here.
Watch an online-only performance by Faustin Linyekula in the Tanks at Tate Modern.
The Congolese choreographer and dance artist’s work was among those programmed for this year’s BMW Tate Live Exhibition, alongside other performances by Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater. These were cancelled due to the disruption caused by the Coronavirus. However, Linyekula and his collaborators worked with Tate to stage this one-off, site-specific work, performed to camera in the empty Tanks.
Free online museum tours can be taken here.
Admire their whole online.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Move at your own pace through the 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum. View it online.
Los Angeles’s premiere gallery has two virtual tours, including “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” which is a closer look at food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Both Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some “augmented reality experiences” via The Space Center Houston’s app.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
You can have a peak at the The Costume Institute Conversation Lab, which is one of the institution’s 26 online exhibits.
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
New York’s extensive collection is available for view online.
The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you’re able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts.
State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
A one-take journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum: Experience a 5 hr 19 min 28 sec cinematic journey through one of the world’s biggest museums in St. Petersburg, Russia. Take in 45 galleries, 588 masterpieces, and live performances, shot in 4K on iPhone 11 Pro in one continuous take.
Take virtual tours here.