With social distancing in place, all our travel and going-out plans have been thrown into a frenzy – including the usual visits to museums and galleries.
It’ll be a little while before we can explore all the world has to offer again. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be missing out on the chance to experience some culture completely. As an added bonus, you can see it all from the comfort of your own couch.
So forget the real world, sort your fix digitally with the plethora of options available on Google’s Arts & Culture online platform. Hosting over 500 different museums and galleries ready to fire off at your very fingertips, it’s the perfect way to experience the globe without exposing yourself to it.
The site covers everything from hi-res imagery of various institutions to full virtual tours, so it’s a cheat way to tick off the travel bucket list and adhere to the quarantine. It’s also a nice change of pace from the obligatory Netflix binge.
Check out the full list of galleries here or dive straight into some classic options below:
- MoMA – New York
- Van Gough Museum – Amsterdam
- Uffizi Gallery – Florence
- Musee D’Orsay – Paris
- The Met – New York
- Tate Britain – London
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – Santa Fe
- Scottish National Galery – Edinburgh
- British Museum – London
If you still need to impress someone with your art knowledge, here’s an easy guide to art movements and the buzzwords you might need to know.