Many areas continue to be impacted by the strain of covid-19. Restaurants, playgrounds, and spas remain closed. Thus, activities are pretty limited. One of my favorite activities is visiting local museums. Unfortunately, this is currently close to impossible. Thankfully, modern technology is working our way. Museums all over the world are offering virtual tours. This is a great way to get creative during this stressful time. Read below to learn which museums are offering virtual tours and activities. It is in fact possible to have a meaningful quarantine!
The magnificent Louvre is a major landmark in Paris, with visitors often dying to get inside. Although temporarily closed, the Louvre is offering virtual tours that range from Egyptian Antiques, to Political Power in Art, to The Body in Movement.
Solomon R. Guggenheim
The Guggenheim Museum is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, designed by icon Frank Lloyd Write. The museum holds an impressive and expanding collection of art. Additionally, it houses special and unique exhibits throughout the year. Luckily, the Guggenheim is offering Google Street View tours where visitors can explore the halls filled with extraordinary pieces.
Located in the heart of London, the British Museum is now offering virtual tours where you can marvel at works of art from impressionism, post-impressionism, modernism, and contemporary. You can take a virtual tour or just be a virtual visitor and discover thousands of phenomenal statues and artifacts.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Home to the largest natural history collection in the world, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is providing various ways for visitors to explore. For example, its website features 360-degree virtual tours. Visitors can peruse permanent collections, current collections, and past collections.
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is one of the most well-known and expansive museums of modern art in the world. The famous New York museum holds a vast array of collections including architecture, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints, film, and design. Currently, the MOMa is offering virtual views of many of their collections and pieces, including tours of new exhibitions.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The largest art museum in the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is known for being one of the most populated museums; although its closing is devastating, the museum is providing visitors with the option to browse online exhibits as well as the chance to take virtual group tours.
National Women’s History Museum
The National Women’s History Museum holds collections intending to acknowledge women’s accomplishments throughout history. Their website presently holds 29 online exhibits where you can explore inspirational collections such as Women of NASA, Harriet Tubman, and Women in the Olympics.
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