Although 2020 has been a whirlwind of new protocols and new “norms” for everyone, we’re (probably) becoming pros at learning how to keep ourselves occupied at home! We’re living through these changing times, and we’ve come to adapt to new ways of participating in activities, events, and seeking art and design inspiration through virtual and online platforms.
You might be stuck at home on your couch, but it doesn’t mean you can’t attend some of the world’s most renowned art exhibitions. Here, we’ve prepared a list of seven virtual galleries you should check out this holiday season!
Did you know The Louvre showcases more than 35,000 pieces of art? As the world’s largest and most iconic museum – home to the Mona Lisa – you have the opportunity to see a number of different exhibits through this virtual display.
Vatican Museums (Rome)
With vaulted ceilings, intricate murals and tapestries, Vatican City is home to more than 20,000 pieces of art and the infamous Sistine Chapel. Discover some of the most beautiful, and culturally-rich museums of all time here.
Metropolitan Museum (New York)
The largest museum in the United States, and with over 5000 years of history, “the Met” invites you to their 360 virtual tour that includes the Grand Staircase and balcony, the Temple of Dendur, and other iconic sculptures, mosaics, and architectural elements.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (South Korea)
With three physical locations in South Korea – Deoksugung, Seoul, and Cheongju – the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art invites you to see a number of their virtual collections including an outdoor sculpture park, installations, oil paintings, photographs, and more.
Picasso Museum (Barcelona)
Most famous for creating concepts with Cubism and Surrealism, Pablo Picasso’s most extensive collection of work is available to see online at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona! See Picasso’s legacy and explore the rich history of Barcelona here.
British Museum (London)
Since 1973, the British Museum in London houses a renowned collection of work from Africa, America, and ancient Egypt. Now you can discover some of the world’s most treasured artifacts, including the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Sculptures, among many others here.
Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
In the heart of Florence, Italy, Uffizi Gallery is home to some of Italy’s greatest masterpieces from Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci. Explore Venetian paintings, ancient statues, and more in this virtual gallery.