The Covid-19 outbreak changed the way we act on a day to day basis. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic cannot be taken lightly so millions of people from around the world stay at home as much as they can. Unfortunately, this can easily lead to boredom and not knowing what to do with the free time you have.
To make matters even worse, trips are canceled. You cannot visit Africa or even have the honeymoon you always wanted. However, you can enjoy some extra culture thanks to the countless museums that now offer free virtual tours. Some of the best are presented below.
Museum Of Modern Art – New York
Although founded in 1929, MoMA was the very first museum that was dedicated to presenting and collecting modern art. Nowadays, you can see numerous modern art pieces. Through a virtual tour, this is possible from home. Even if you can only see 129 of the artworks, this does include “The Bather” by Cezanne, “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh and “The Dream” by Henri Rousseau.
Uffizi Gallery – Florence
The Uffizi Gallery was designed in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari. It is now a standout among the numerous institutions of Florence. It was built over centuries and holds some of the incredible works of Italy’s renowned artists, like Raphael and Caravaggio. 156 of these works can be seen through a free virtual tour.
J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles
The museum features works ranging from the eighth century to modern times. Although you will not be able to see the incredible views offered by the actual museum, through the use of Google, you can check out close to 16,000 pieces, including “Irises” by Van Gough, “La Promenade” by Renoir and “Rembrandt Laughing” by Rembrandt.
Musee d’Orsay – Paris
Musee d’Orsay is one of the staples of the Parisian art scene. It was built in 1900 and housed in a former railway station. A virtual exhibit allows you to see 278 pieces, like “Gleaners” by Millet and “The Ballet Class” by Degas.
National Museum – New Delhi
This is the premier museum of India and has been so ever since it opened in 1949. Nowadays, it houses works that cover 5,000 years of history. This does include paintings, ancient texts, decorative arts, armors, sculptures and more. 600 of the artworks are available for online viewing through a virtual tour.
Art Institute Of Chicago
The museum is famous as it houses one of the largest collections with permanent showing in the entire country. This covers over 260,000 art pieces from different centuries. Close to 600 of them are available through a virtual tour.
Metropolitan Museum Of Art – New York
Many consider this to be the most important museum in America. It is a New York statement location that has an incredible collection you do want to see if you love art. Through a virtual tour, you can access 26 of the exhibits, covering over 200,000 works. You can thus enjoy art coming from literally any era, including “The Harvesters” by Pieter Bruegel The Elder.