15 Best Virtual Museums and Art Gallery Tours For Art Lovers

Best Virtual Museum Art Gallery Tours Art Lovers

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4. The Guggenheim, New York

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The Guggenheim, New York

Designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright, Guggenheim offers a memorable experience to visitors. That spiral staircase is the most instagammable part of the Gugg. Besides, you get to view a huge collection of art from the Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary eras. Google Street View tour allows you to enjoy the galleries shaped like membranes in citrus fruit. And closely view pieces by great artists like Marc, Mondrian, Picasso, Kandinsky, and Miró.

All you need is a laptop or Google Cardboard technology and you’re ready to immerse in the world of arts to your heart’s content. You will be glad to know that Guggenheim’s online database features some 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists.

5. The Frick Museum, New York City

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The Living Hall, The Frick Collection

You will get here high-quality collections of old master paintings, sculptures, works of European artists, 18th-century French furniture, Limoges enamel, and Oriental rugs. Most of these collections focus on the art of the Western tradition from the fourth century to the mid-twentieth century. With the help of The Frick’s virtual gallery tour, you can click on each item to view the historical details closely and also grasp information related to drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, and illuminated manuscripts. 

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6. The Courtald Museum Virtual Gallery, London 

The Courtald Museum Virtual Art Gallery Tour
The Courtald Museum Virtual Gallery, London 

The Museum offers a virtual gallery tour of seven rooms as it was before it was closed. With new photography technology, users can zoom in to see the artwork. The outstanding close-up quality is the advantage because you can feel the masterpieces (from individual brush strokes to the texture of the paint) just like you feel when visiting the museum in person.

The Courtald gallery collection includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, and other masterpieces from medieval to modern times. The museum is famous for its French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Some of the famous ones are Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear or Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, from individual brush strokes to the texture of the paint.

7. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Another grand museum holding a large collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist works in the world. You can explore and experience them to the fullest through its own virtual tour. Enjoy the works of  Monet and Gauguin, van Gogh, Degas, and many more artists. An additional factor of excitement is an online exhibition on the history of the building. Plus the Tourist Tube offers the 360-degree view of the magnificent exterior.

Lot more overwhelming and less exhausting!

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8. The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre, Paris
The Louvre, Paris

Cursing lockdown because you had to put off a trip to Paris? No worries. It’s the largest and most visited museum in the world and offers three virtually gallery tours, which is the same as visiting in person.

Guess what?

This is the place where you get Mona Lisa, the famous pieces of art in the world. Also, there are hundreds of other breathtaking art and magnificent collections of Egyptian antiquities, the remains of the Louvre moat, Galerie d’ Apollon and not to forget the glass pyramids outside the Louvre and the treasures of Napoleon’s Apartments. 

9. The Broad, Los Angeles

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Broad Museum and Its “Infinity Mirrored Room”

A digital tour of this psychedelic contemporary art museum is a must when you’re stuck indoors due to lockdown. You can easily kill your time exploring the Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinite Mirrored Room’ at the Broad. Also, watch a video of Kusama’s artwork with a mindblowing soundtrack. Binge watch the impressive online collection, whimsical and otherworldly exhibits, instructional Family Workshops, and series called Interplay: Poetry and Art and many more.

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