While your highly anticipated summer plans to gallivant around the magical cities of Europe may have been cancelled, that doesn’t mean you can’t explore some of the globe’s most famous museums on your itinerary.
With Google Arts & Culture, you can now visit over 2,500 museums and galleries from all over the world through virtual tours and exhibits from the comfort of your home. This stunning collection includes Paris’ Musée d’Orsay, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and even New York City’s Guggenheim.
Whether you’re looking for that exciting substitute for your international vacation or some ways for the kids to stay studied while out of school, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite museums that you can visit from the couch, the kitchen, or even poolside.
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Although you may not be able to climb the Guggenheim’s iconic spiral staircase, you can tour them—and the treasure-holding hallways of this breathtaking modern museum with Google’s Guggenheim exhibits. Set your sights on amazing works from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary eras of art.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The City of Love may look a little different this year, but you can still experience the wonder and glamour of Paris as you virtually journey through the Musée d’Orsay, witnessing famous works from the French masters. With this tour, you’ll gaze upon the romantic works of artists like Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and more.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
You may not be able to bike your way through Amsterdam this summer, but don’t let that stop you from visiting one of this city’s gems. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is giving you a peek into the largest collection of this brilliant painter’s masterpieces, including hundreds of paintings, drawings, and even 750 of the artist’s personal letters.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Virtually travel to the city of Florence, Italy, where you can visit the Uffizi Gallery, home to the art collection of the de’Medicis, one of the most famous families of Florence. Step into this fascinating curation of some of Italy’s mesmerizingly groundbreaking pieces, including innovative selections from the Renaissance—even get an up-close experience with works from the artistic genius himself, Leonardo da Vinci.
The British Museum, London
The British Museum is set in the heart of London’s busy, bustling city streets, but you can visit the historical exhibits held within the museum’s walls without stepping outside of your home. Visit the Great Court and take a look at the ancient Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and hundreds of educational artifacts with The British Museum’s virtual tours.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
With over 5,000 years of art from all over the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents online experiences that will engage the senses and entice the mind. From fashion exhibits such as Coco Chanel: Modernism to intriguing artworks of various media, you’ll find a plethora of knowledge in these curated displays.
You can discover all these museum tours and more at artsandculture.google.com.