You can tour these 6 museums from the comfort of your own home. While staying at home and practicing safe social distancing are the best courses of action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on cultural landmarks around the world. Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture Project, from New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, here are six museums you can tour right now from home.
1 MoMA, New York
The first museum founded to showcase modern art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been doing just that for more than 90 years. From Picasso to Van Gogh, the MoMA is home to incredible pieces of history from the world of contemporary art.
CLICK HERE to take a tour of The Museum of Modern Art.
2 Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City
Tour La Casa Azul, the former home of world-renowned artist Frida Kahlo – and current home to the museum honoring her life and legacy. Visible here are not only works from Kahlo, but also numerous personal belongings including her clothing and a body cast she famously painted while ill.
CLICK HERE to take a tour of one of the most popular museums in the Mexican capital.
3 Musée d’Orsay, Paris
On display at the Musée d’Orsay, you’ll discover famous works from French artists who lived and worked between 1848 and 1914. Paintings by Monet, Gauguin, and Cézanne – among others – are featured on this Parisienne art tour.
CLICK HERE to take a look around a museum that is housed in a railway station built between 1898 and 1900.
4 La Galleria Nazionale, Rome
With just about 500 of its approximately 20,000 artworks digitized for this virtual tour, La Galleria Nazionale in Rome features everything from antiquities to seminal pieces representing the Futurist and Surrealist art movements.
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5 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Honoring one of America’s preeminent artists, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum settled in the same New Mexican desert she once called home. It is dedicated to enriching visitors in the incredible legacy left by the late artist with its collection of her paintings; of which 30 can be viewed online.
CLICK HERE to get a glimpse of the artist’s paintings and the creative process, light and landscape that inspired her.
6 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
One of the more thoroughly digitized experiences is Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. With more than 145,000 works available to view virtually, enjoy incredible works from artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Verspronck, to name a few.
CLICK HERE to take a tour of one of the world’s most renowned art museums.
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