Take a Virtual Museum Tour Today

Here are the museums around the world who are opening their doors to an online visit

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

April 22, 2020

The world’s most famous museums are offering virtual tours, so you can experience all the beauty of art from home!

New Yorker Jimmy Fallon favors the Museum of Natural History. Maybe you can’t go in person, but you can see some dinos and grizzlies right from your computer screen. Plus, earth day activities for kids and adults alike.

Explore more than 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world at The Met. Dive deep into the Oceania collection at the British Museum in London. View a virtual Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam with an app that lets you discover stories hidden in and beneath the paint of his works. Or get a peek at a Monet at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Here’s a full list of all the museums you can visit virtually #museumathome

British Museum, London, England

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico


National Library Week is April 19 - 25, 2020! To kick things off, check out this short clip from inside Georgia O’Keeffe’s book room at the artist’s Home and Studio in Abiquiú. Due to the fragility of the space, this room is one rarely seen by the public. Our team at the Museum is working hard to document and catalog O’Keeffe’s immense collection of books and share their findings with the world. From cookbooks, to magazines, to unique out-of-print publications, the Abiquiú book room gives us incredible insight into O’Keeffe’s interests and curiosities. ° National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. ° To celebrate, we will be sharing all the wonderful things our team at the O’Keeffe Museum’s is doing to support and advance our understanding of Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as uplifting the work of our local libraries in New Mexico and other great institutions across the country. ° ° Take a close look at the video - What book jumps out to you? Let us know in the comments! 💙 ° ° #GeorgiaOKeeffe #OKeeffe #OKeeffeInspired #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform #HomeLibrary #SupportLocalLibraries #Abiquiu #ArtistHomes #BookCollection #BehindtheScenes #ArtistCuriosity #ExploreBooks #EducationAccess #LibraryAccess #Libraries #HomeCollections #BookCollector #LocalLibraries #ThankaLibrarian #Research #Archives #MuseumArchives #MuseumResearch #MuseumfromHome Images: @krystajab_

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Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France


. Pour la série "Une oeuvre / Un regard", la styliste agnès b. (@agnesb_officiel) révèle qu'elle aurait aimé être conservatrice de musée. Elle a choisi de parler des "Meules" de Monet, un artiste qui l'a marquée pour toujours. . For the series "Une oeuvre / Un regard", the stylist agnès b. (@agnesb_officiel) reveals that she wanted to be a museum curator. She chose to talk about the "Haystacks" of Monet, an artist that will always be important to her. Video available with English subtitles on YouTube. . #museeddelorangerieorsay #museeorangerie #artgallery #fineart #beauxarts #artexhibition #art #museum #Paris #uneoeuvreunregard #agnesb #monet #meules #CultureChezNous @culture_gouv . "Une œuvre / Un regard" : le regard d'une figure contemporaine (un artiste, un écrivain, un philosophe, un designer, un metteur en scène, un scientifique...) sur une œuvre du musée d'Orsay ou du @museeorangerie. . "Une oeuvre / Un regard", insights on the Collections: the vision of a contemporary figure (an artist, a writer, a philosopher, a designer, an actor, a scientist...) on a piece chosen from the Collections of the Musée d'Orsay or the @museeorangerie.

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Museum of Art of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Spain


The museum has more purpose than just being a collection of artworks. It’s initial goal, since its inauguration, was to be more than a museum. The Sao Paulo Museum of Arts has one of the largest libraries in the country, the largest collection of European art, a theater, art fairs, a headquarter, an educative program, and plenty more to engage a whole demographic. Not only do artistic intellects come to this site to discuss, but also students come to learn, tourists come to experience, and everyday people come to interact. Calling it just an art museum would be a disservice to the architectural genius of Lina Bo Bardi. Her understanding of the importance of making this amazing architectural site more than a museum is a very integral reason for the success of the building; it is, in every way, the cultural center of San Paulo, Brazil.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), New York, New York


Reimagine the everyday things around us while we #MuseumFromHome #MeretOppenheim’s fur-lined teacup was inspired by a conversation between Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, and Dora Maar at a Paris café. Admiring Oppenheim’s fur-trimmed bracelets, Picasso remarked that one could cover just about anything with fur. “Even this cup and saucer,” Oppenheim replied. “Object” seems attractive to the touch, if not, on the other hand, to the taste: Imagine drinking from it, and the physical sensation of wet fur filling the mouth. For the Surrealists, such objects served to crack the veneer of civilized society, revealing the sexual, psychological, and emotional drives burning just beneath the surface. . Poet Brenda Shaughnessy explores the eroticism of Oppenheim’s infamous work in her poem “The Impossible Lesbian Love Object.” Read and listen to Shaughnessy’s poem at the link in bio. --- [Meret Oppenheim. “Object.” Paris, 1936. Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich] #MoMACollection #surrealism

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Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Today’s tour takes us downstairs in the West Building to the interconnected galleries 2 and 3, which feature sculptures by artists including Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Auguste Rodin deliberately revealed his process in many of his sculptures. He left mold lines visible in his plasters, and in marble he savored the contrast between a rough block of stone and the smooth, sensuous bodies emerging from it, recalling unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo. “The Evil Spirits” (c. 1899) shows two people hovering above a woman combing her hair. It was one of many groupings of agonized figures Rodin modeled to include in “The Gates of Hell.” Notice the difference between the smooth finish of the figures and the rough hewn marble that forms the base, which is carved to form a rock for the woman to sit on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to our Instagram story to see more of the sculptures by Rodin and Degas in galleries 2 and 3 on a tour led (from home) by Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture and deputy head of sculpture. Follow along each day during our temporary closure as we take you on a tour, gallery by gallery. #MuseumFromHome #MyNGADC

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National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico


Una vista nocturna del Paraguas del MNA. #ContigoEnLaDistancia

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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea


김예진 학예연구사의 명화 이야기 시대에 공명한 예술가의 절규, 박생광의 <전봉준> ⠀ 작품 <전봉준>은 크기도 장대한 데다, 선홍색과 남색의 강렬한 대립, 화면 전체를 지배하는 어지러운 선, 인물들의 극적인 표정 등의 강렬한 표현으로 인해 그림을 마주하는 순간 아찔한 느낌을 받게 된다. 하지만 찬찬히 그림을 살펴보면 외세의 침투에 저항하는 백성, 이들을 이끄는 위대한 영웅, 영웅을 둘러싼 역사의 비극이라는 그림의 메시지가 선명하게 들어온다. 가슴을 풀어헤치고 울부짖는 여인, 두 손을 올리고 절규하는 여인의 모습은 역사의 비극성을 한층 더 고조시킨다. 박생광은 전봉준 뒤에 인물 한 명을 추가하였는데, 이 사내는 바로 작가 자신의 모습이다. 박생광은 동학농민운동을 이끈 전봉준을 통해 반외세, 특히 반일 정신을 강조하였는데, 전봉준과 나란히 자신의 모습을 그려 넣음으로써 1895년 전봉준과 1985년의 박생광이 각기 다른 일본과의 전쟁을 치르며 시대를 넘어 공명하고 있음을 시각화하였다. ⠀ * 자세한 내용은 MMCA 뉴스레터를 참고하세요. ⠀ #MMCA_뉴스레터 #MMCA_PICK #김예진 #큐레이터

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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain


'ARCOIRIS' (1905) ••• Maurice Prendergast fue un artista sorprendentemente original y personal. Entre sus influencias están pintores tan diversos como Carpaccio, Fortuny, Winslow Homer, Cézanne o Matisse y sus cuadros han sido comparados con miniaturas persas, mosaicos bizantinos y grabados japoneses. Este eclecticismo estaba también presente en su estudio con artículos tan dispares como «una pagoda de fantasía, recogida en una alegre incursión a Chinatown, objetos de cerámica bellamente diseñada, procedentes de tiendas de baratijas, un fragmento de mosaico antiguo, viejos jarrones persas y trozos de brocado», así como marionetas italianas. En 'Arcoiris' el artista ha reducido el espacio pictórico a bandas lisas de color que sugieren la playa, el mar y el cielo ¡Toda una invitación a mirar al horizonte! #MauricePrendergast #Arcoiris #TodoVaASalirBien #ThyssenDesdeCasa #LaCulturaEnTuCasa

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Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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