Best Virtual Museums
You can now explore collections from several of the world’s most prestigious institutions without always having to leave your house! We’ve developed a complete list of 15 international museums with virtual tours that you can take from home.
The Albertina Museum
With about 65,000 drawings and 1 million old master prints, the Albertina Museum includes one of the most important European collections of international modern art, as well as one of the world’s largest and most important print rooms. In addition, hundreds of the museum’s paintings, including Da Vinci’s “Study for the Last Supper” and Monet’s “The Water Lily Pond,” may be viewed online thanks to a collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.
The Benaki Museum
The Benaki Museum, founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in remembrance of his father Emmanuel Benakis, exhibits Greek works of art from prehistory to the present day and a substantial collection of Asian art. It also regularly presents exhibitions and has a cutting-edge restoration and conservation studio.
The Dalí Theatre-Museum
The Dalí Theatre-Museum, dedicated to the life and work of surrealist artist Salvador Dal, houses the artist’s single biggest and most diversified collection of works. There are Dal sculptures, 3-dimensional collages, mechanical gadgets, and other wonders from Dal’s mind, in addition to paintings spanning all decades of his career. In addition, guests may enjoy a 360-degree virtual tour of the museum by visiting the website.
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts contains one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States, with over 100 galleries encompassing over 658,000 square feet. Its collection includes works from ancient Egypt and Europe to contemporary art today.
The Frick Collection, housed in the Henry Clay Frick House, houses businessman Henry Clay Frick’s art collection. The collection includes some of the most well-known paintings by famous European painters such as Bellini, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and sculpture and porcelain pieces.
Despite its diminutive size compared to the other museums listed, the Galleria dell’Accademia is Italy’s second most visited museum. Its popularity stems partly from its presentation of possibly the most renowned sculpture in history, Michaelangelo’s David statue. You may take a brief video-guided tour of the museum, which includes 360-degree viewing, to get a closer look at the museum’s exhibits.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum honours Georgia O’Keeffe’s creative heritage and contributions to American Modernism. Many of O’Keeffe’s significant works are included in the museum’s collection, from her groundbreaking abstractions to her famous large-format flower, skull, and landscape paintings, as well as paintings of architectural shapes, rocks, shells, and trees. The collection began with 140 paintings, watercolours, pastels, and sculptures by Georgia O’Keeffe but has grown to approximately 1,200 pieces.
The High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeast, with approximately 15,000 pieces in its collection. The museum specializes in American art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, historical and contemporary decorative arts and design, European paintings, modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self-taught art, and African art.
The Kunsthaus Zürich
From the 13th century until the present day, the Kunsthaus Zürich houses Switzerland’s most important art collections. Even tho the museum focuses more on Swiss painters such as Alberto Giacometti. It also has works by Monet, Picasso, and Warhol.
La Galleria Nazionale
The National Gallery houses around 1,100 paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries, making Italy’s greatest collection. It includes well-known Italian painters such as Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, and Alberto Burri. In addition, international artists such as Cézanne, Monet, Pollock, Rodin, and Van Gogh work.
Some of the greatest Dutch paintings from the Golden Age of Art may be seen at the Mauritshuis. There are 854 paintings at the museum by painters such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt Van Rijn, and Jan Steen. Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (seen above) and “View of Delft” are well-known works, as is Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.”
The Frida Kahlo Museum
The Frida Kahlo Museum is a historical museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It is also known as the Blue House because of its blue walls. The structure was Kahlo’s birthplace, where she grew up, lived for many years with her husband Diego Rivera, and died in a room on the upper level. The museum houses Frida Kahlo’s, Diego Rivera’s, and other artists’ work, as well as the couple’s Mexican folk art, pre-Hispanic antiquities, pictures, souvenirs, personal things, and more.
Museu de Arte de So Paulo
Brazil’s first contemporary art museum is the Museu de Arte de So Paulo. The museum is known worldwide for its collection of European art and is often regarded as the best museum in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere. The museum’s collection includes almost 8,000 works of Brazilian art, prints, drawings, and lesser collections of African and Asian art, antiques, decorative arts, and other items. MASP also boasts one of the country’s foremost art libraries.
The Broken Relationships Museum
The Broken Relationships Museum is devoted to broken love relationships. Personal items left over from past loves are among the displays, accompanied by brief narratives. After their four-year partnership ended, two Zagreb-based artists, film producer Olinka Vitica and sculptor Drain Grubii launched the museum.
The Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the United States, with approximately 60,000 pieces from six continents in its collection. Pre-Columbian and African gold, Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture, 19th and 20th-century art, photography, and Latin American art are among the collection’s highlights.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the 15 Best Virtual Museums.