British Museum, London
The British Museum is dedicated to art, culture and human history. It’s collection of eight million works is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. The collection covers human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was established 267 years ago! Take the virtual tour.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Red Lily Pads, Alexander Calder
The museum houses a collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary works. The museum is housed in landmark building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is in a unique, cylindrical building, wider at the top than at the bottom, a “temple of the spirit”. Its unique ramp gallery extends up from ground level in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building to end just under the ceiling skylight. Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous staircase.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Washington Family, Edward Savage
The National Gallery has two online exhibits: one of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras and one of the Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. The National Gallery of Art has an attached Sculpture Garden. The Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts follows the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present. It has a painting by Leonardo da Vinci and a mobile by Alexander Calder.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Apples and Oranges, Paul Cézanne
The Musee d’Orsay primarily holds art from France from 1848 to 1914. It holds the world’s largest collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world. It has works by Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Seurat and Sisley. Musee d’Orsay is one of the largest art museums in Europe. You can do a virtual walk through.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
On the Sea, Yoo Youngkuk
Seoul is the newest of the four branches of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA). It exhibits global contemporary art. It can show every mode of art as it ihas multiple facilities, including a library, theater, and a multipurpose hall. Google’s virtual tour takes you through exhibits of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
17th Century Necklace
As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon..
The Antiquity Collection or Antikensammlung goes back to the prince-electors of Brandenburg who collected objects from antiquity and contains sculpture from the archaic to Hellenistic ages as well as artwork from Greek and Roman antiquity. The main exhibits are the Pergamon Altar from the 2nd century BC, with a 113 meters (371 ft) long sculptural frieze depicting the struggle of the gods and the giants, and the Gate of Miletus from Roman antiquity.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer
Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Landscape at twilight, Vincent van Gogh
Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Wounded Foot, Joaquin Sorolla
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Judith Beheading Holofernes, Artemisia Gentileschi
This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
MASP, São Paulo
Ismael Ivo, Madalena Schwartz
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo has possibly the most important collection of European art in the southern hemisphere. it holds over 11 thousand artworks: paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, videos and pieces of clothing from various periods, from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Take a virtual tour.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
World’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art, including the Sun Stone or Aztec Calendar, a recreation of Pakal’s tomb in Maya exhibit room, and a Jade mask of the Zapotec Bat God in Oaxaca exhibit room.