Social distancing has many of us stuck at home wondering how to pass the time. Whether you are homeschooling your children or trying to keep yourself entertained, these world renown and local museums are offering a welcomed solution. From the Guggenheim in New York City to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, take a virtual trip across the world without leaving your couch.
According to The Inquirer, Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 2,500 museums of different sorts around the world to present thematic slideshows, detailed discussion of single works, and museum walk-throughs.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien – Vienna, Austria
Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the largest in the world, has a vast collection anyone would be amazed to see. However, they offer only 1 story during the virtual tour, BUT, it is an important discussion of Johannes Vermeer’s The Art of Painting. Definitely check it out.
Delaware Art Museum – Wilmington, Delaware
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. The Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives houses over 38,000 volumes and 2,000 linear feet of archives related to the permanent collection. Currently they offer 1 story to highlight the greats in their permanent collection.
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art – New York, New York
MoMA’s rich collection can be seen through at a panoramic overview of modern and contemporary art. Their collection of innovative European paintings and sculptures of the 1880s to today’s film, design, and performance art can be enjoyed right from the comforts of your own home. Take a virtual walk through a selection from their collection including sculpture, installation art, and paintings. They’re only offering 1 story right now but it’s about Sophie Taeuber-Arp and, well, you won’t be disappointed.
Tate, Britain – London, England
The Tate is the one of the largest museums in the country and houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times. They offer 8 stories you could truly get lost in ranging from fashion, cooking and film through paintings.
Reading Public Museum – Reading, Pennsylvania
With a heritage spanning over 100 years, the Reading Public Museum is one of Pennsylvania’s major cultural attractions and educational resources. They have 2 stories you can interact with right now and an amazing historical collection.
Museo Reina Sofia – Madrid, Spain
Founded in 1990 after originally being created as an art center, Museo Reina Sofía is among the culminating events of the Spanish transition to democracy, recovering Pablo Picasso’s Guernica as well as an outstanding representation of the international avant-gardes and neo-Avant-garde. Take a virtual walk through the collections of this world-renowned museum and experience works from photography to cubist paintings.