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8 December 2020 | 3 min read

Virtual Tours To Famous Art Museums Around The World

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Art saves us whether it is the written masterpieces or a stroke of a brush creating a genius work that one can marvel at, time and again. And in these turbulent times, when visiting art galleries and museums is no more a safe option, it is from the comfort of our homes that we get to experience art. When the world closed for travel and art enthusiasts, the famous museums and art galleries opened their doors virtually. Whether you are one of the ardent art lovers or someone who admires museum tours, you are in for a treat.

Open up these websites and go on a virtual tour of some of the best art museums all over the world.

1. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

If this famous museum was always on your list of places to visit, fret not as now you can go for a virtual trip. Immerse yourself in his life’s work as you will find almost all of his collection here, 500 drawings and 200 paintings to be precise. Moreover, with the virtual art exhibition, there is a new Unravel feature that allows you to uncover every minute detail of his paintings from the comfort of your home. His letters are also restored in the museum and once you go on an art quest through his paintings, do try to decipher information concealed in it.

2. Mumbai Art Galleries

Back home, Mumbai Art Galleries has taken the onus to take you on one of the best virtual tours. The famous art galleries like Chatterjee & Lal, Chemould, and Mirchandani and Steinrucke have come together to showcase their entire collection online. Not only you can catch their latest exhibits on your laptop but also catch Carpe Arte’s exhibitions on their Instagram stories. Pour yourself a glass of Rose and light up your favourite scented candle to set the tone for one of its kind art gallery visits.

3. The Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb

Not to tug on your lone heartstrings but if you ever wondered about where the hope goes when love is lost between two people, this might be the museum for you. Of course, you can now opt for the virtual tour thanks to the pandemic. It curates a collection of random, mundane objects that are testament to a broken bond and a relationship that could have been. It is part melancholy and part beautiful as each item has a story, and that is what keeps you going as you peruse through each of them.

4. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Russian stalwarts of art cannot be left behind when it comes to mentioning of art galleries and museums. If you were ever intrigued by Russians and their artists, go on a virtual tour of The State Tretyakov Gallery. You will find the works of Ilya Repin, Valentine Serov and more right at your fingertips.

5. National Gallery of Singapore

Calming interiors and a vast collection of Southeast Asian art are just two of the reasons why you should hop on the bandwagon of a virtual art exhibition from National Gallery Singapore. There is also the famous works of Liu Kang, Chua Mia Tee, among other great names. Spot as many as you can once you embark on this excellent virtual tour.

6. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

If Frida Kahlo and her art has always intrigued you, discover more such works by female artists at the @womeninthearts handle of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. They have an excellent collection of almost 5000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and such from various women artists around the globe. You can view 200 of them online right now as part of their virtual art museums initiative in the pandemic.

7. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

From Leonardo Da Vinci to Michelangelo and other geniuses of Italian Renaissance, you can find it all at one of the most visited museums in Italy – Uffizi Gallery. And now their virtual tours have made their masterpieces accessible to almost everyone who dreams of visiting Florence. Take a walk down the memory lane and the Renaissance period as you browse through their online collection.

8. Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings have their fan base and for all the right reasons. Now, you can peruse through the most extensive collection of these paintings thanks to Musee d’Orsay coming online for virtual tours. The place where the museum is located was once a quaint and exquisite railway station and its high ceilings and ornate clock form an essential part of your entire experience of immersing yourself in Parisian art and museums.

Still, want more virtual tours of museums and galleries? Follow #MuseumFromHome on Instagram or browse through the Google Art and Culture collections online to satiate all your artistic cravings.

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