Get your art and history fix with more than 2,500 museums tours!
Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes many of the world’s biggest museums: Tate Modern and the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in NYC, among hundreds of others. In most, you can browse through entire exhibitions online, and in many, you can also walk through the museum using Google’s street view.
Here are 12 museums that you can visit virtually right now:
New YorkSee online exhibitions like But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa and The Little-Known Glass Works of Josef Albers here and virtually tour the building here (you’d save yourself $25).
British MuseumLondonTour the museum’s Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone here.
ParisGet a close look at the works of Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and hundreds of other French painters here.
AmsterdamWalk among Vermeer, Rembrandt, and many more masters from the Dutch Golden Age here.
BerlinThe Pergamon is one of Germany’s largest museums and it’s home for the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Greek Pergamon Altar. Visit it here.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulCatch up on the best of contemporary art from Korea here.
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DCExplore an exhibition of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 and a collection of Vermeer paintings here.
Van Gogh Museum
AmsterdamHere is where you can find the largest collection of artworks by van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
Louvre, ParisThe Louvre doesn’t need Google to create online tours for itself. It has its own virtual tours, thank you very much.
São PauloThe Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern art museum. Do visit it here.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los AngelesTravel back in time to the 8th century with this collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.
FlorenceItaly was hit hardest by the virus in Europe. Show some solidarity and pay this magnificent gallery a visit.
Bishara, Hakim, et al. “2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually.” Hyperallergic, 17 Mar. 2020, hyperallergic.com/547919/2500-virtual-museum-tours-google-arts-culture/.