The Met Gala might be postponed but The Metropolitan Museum of Art is keeping its virtual doors open. And they’re not the only ones. Google Arts & Culture is offering an impressive variety of online exhibits in some of the most influential museums across the globe. You can even go on virtual tours and explore the museums themselves.
From the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – you can finally skip the long lines and stroll right in! These are the exhibits and museums we loved touring the most!
The Natural History Museum in London
Unique collections, life-sized robot-dinosaurs, 80 million specimens and even a prehistoric marine reptile in virtual reality – explore the story of natural history and discovery! This world-class museum partnered with Google to offer an interactive experience for all of us stuck at home:
“Coco Chanel: Modernism” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A visionary in her own right, she changed the world of fashion forever. Boldly breaking the mold, Coco Chanel offered a different outlook on the female fashion industry – a versatile, pragmatic and purposeful one.
Uffizi Galleries in Italy
Discover the dazzling museum in the heart of Florence, renowned for its collection of Renaissance art. Stroll around its corridors and hang out with Dante, look at the gorgeous ceiling frescoes and check out The birth of Venus. Botticelli, da Vinci and Michelangelo are among the acclaimed artists featured in Uffizi.
“Fashion Through the Ages” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
The museum was founded back in the 19th century when Boston was at the center of the American textile industry. Today it is home to over 40,000 fashionable pieces in its Textile and Fashion Arts Collection. Take a look at some of their most interesting items in this carefully curated exhibit.
Palace of Versailles in France
This UNESCO World Heritage Site represents the peak of French art in the 17th century. It remains one of the most visited cultural sites in the world – more popular than the Eiffel Tower. No wonder since there is so much to explore. Walk around The Grand Gallery, The State Apartments of the King, Private Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Opera, the famed Gardens of Versailles and plenty more.
“Vincent Van Gogh’s love life” at the Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh in the world. As a fascinating figure in the art world, his personal life has always been a sought-after subject in popular media – Loving Vincent, anyone? The world can’t seem to get enough of this man. So let’s take a closer look at his intriguing love life.
Don’t let us do all the talking, we’d love to know what you think! Which museum was your fave? Any extraordinary places you’d like to add to the list? Talk to us in the comments section! Take care and stay safe.