These 16 Famous Museums Are Offering Virtual Tours
You can see the worldwide masterpieces through these museum virtual tours from famous museums.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Take a virtual stroll down the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda, past tremendous self-portraits by Catherine Opie and Rashid Johnson’s New Black Yoga exhibit. You can also wander through the galleries of the Tannhauser Collection of Impressionism and Early Modern Art.
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney’s online collection includes 60 of its most famous paintings from the 20th century, including Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and Joseph Stella.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which holds more than 210,000 objects that range from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary 3-D printed objects, is offering several online exhibits. including Botanical Expressions, which shows how gardens influenced designers including Christopher Dresser, Emile Gallé, William Morris, and Louis Comfort Tiffany; and African American Design, which features objects created by prominent African American designers that date back to 1950.
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Virtual Tours of Kid-Friendly Museums Across the Globe
How about a trip to Paris? Grab a baguette (or whatever sustenance your kids haven’t yet eaten) and explore the Louvre's Egyptian antiquities and the recently restored Galerie d'Apollon, which houses the famous “Apollo Slaying the Serpent Python,” by Delacroix (1851).
The Boston Children’s Museum
The kids will enjoy this trip through the second-oldest children's museum in the United States, where they can become dinosaur experts and learn about Japanese culture at the Japanese House, a real two-story townhouse from Kyoto.
British Museum, London
Tour the Great Court or discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, among hundreds of other artifacts at this famous historical institution.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American-art museum is offering two online exhibits: American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras; and works by Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Check out the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and more than 750 personal letters. You can also find out about Van Gogh’s love life and which books he read.
Main image: A screen shot of the whale at the American Museum of Natural History, which you can see on the Google Maps street view as part of Google Arts & Culture