Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, countries around the world have instituted quarantine, which means that many of us are forced to stay home.
But this does not have to be boring. Not at all.
Google Arts And Culture have partnered with over 1,200 museums and galleries from all over the world to bring everyone virtual tours and exhibitions of some of the world’s most museums and art galleries.
To make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to virtually visit these museums, we’ve made a list of ten world-famous galleries that you can explore right from the comfort of your own home.
Located right in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station.
The Musee d’Orsay displays collections of art from 1848 to 1914.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of artworks by famed Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in the world: more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and some 750 letters.
The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art.
The State Hermitage Museum
Founded in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great, the Hermitage is the second largest art museum in the world. Its vast collection of over 3 million artworks includes over 17,000 paintings and 600,000 graphic works, over 12,000 sculptures and 300,000 works of craft, 700,000 archeological and 1,000,000 numismatic findings.
We’re talking about masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Matisse, and Picasso.
Built by Cosimo I de’Medici in 1560, the Uffizi hosts a vast collection of ancient sculpture, artwork, and artifacts.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States
The J. Paul Getty Museum features works of art dating from the eighth all the way through to the twenty-first century.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
New York, United States
Designed by the world-famous Frank Lloyd Wright and inaugurated in 1959, the building itself being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York has over a million visitors each year.
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum was founded by Daisaku Ikeda in 1983, its collection being comprised of some 30,000 Japanese, Eastern and Western artworks, ranging from paintings, prints, photography, sculptures, swords and medallions of various periods and cultures.
MuMa – Musée D’Art Moderne André Malraux
Le Havre, France
First established in 1845, the Malraux Museum houses words by such French classics such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissaro.
Brukenthal National Museum
This one’s located in my home country. Just saying.
And, yes, it’s worth visiting, if only virtually. The museum, housed in a fantastic palace built in 1788 by baron Samuel von Brukenthal, hosts a vast collection of art from classics such as Jan van Eyck, Rubens, and Titian.
Also, the collection includes paintings and drawings by the likes of Egon Schiele, Vincent van Gogh, and Eugene Delacroix.
If you are passionate about museums and art galleries like we are, then you’re going to be spending countless hours going through tens of the 1,200 museums and art galleries that are showcased on Google’s Arts & Culture Project.
Click here if you want to check more stunning museums from around the world.