Virtual galleries and museums at the click of the mouse
Yes we are locked down. Yes we can’t go out for fun and visits. But no, it doesn’t mean you can’t see the world. In view of the closing down of all the museums and crowded places, there are many establishments which have made virtual visits possible. You can simply go to their websites and check the exhibitions, art galleries and even concerts.
Musée d’Orsay: Paris
There are 278 masterpieces here. You can check Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait, and Éduoard Manet’s legendary nude, “Olympia.”
National Gallery of Art: Washington, D.C.
View online exhibits and more than 42,000 works here.
Uffizi Gallery: Florence, Italy
Take a virtual walk through Florence’s artistic gem before stopping to admire some of the museum’s most famous inhabitants.
Johannesburg Art Gallery: Johannesburg
You can browse more than 500 works from Africa’s largest art gallery. For a more historical angle, browse their online exhibit about the role of photography and resistance in the era of Apartheid.
National Portrait Gallery: Washington, D.C.
The intimate nature of portraiture makes this museum a particularly great option for a home browse.
National Gallery Victoria: Victoria, Melbourne
After a 6-year digitization project, more than 75,000 works from the gallery’s collection are available online. Also on offer are free curator-led virtual exhibition tours, which are added to regularly.
Tate Galleries in the UK are offering downloadable exhibition guides also.
British Museum: London
Explore a stunning visual timeline of the world, with an array of annotated objects.
African American History and Culture: Washington, D.C.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit an extremely popular museum but couldn’t seem to nab tickets, a virtual tour is the next best thing! This one gives you just a taste of what the museum has to offer, and where in the museum each feature is located.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History: Washington, D.C.
Dinosaurs! Snakes in jars! Giant diamonds! What else do children want!
Russia’s State Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia
The largest museum in Russia has 45 galleries and 588 artistic masterpieces.
You can also check operas and concerts on YouTube.