Article originally published on March 21
There is a lot of culture to discover without leaving your home. Join NYDA and discover the museums that offer free virtual tours in NYC.
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Some 200,770 objects covering 5,000 years of art history await you at The Met online, which lets you browse the entire collection, and visit online exhibits like, “The Art of Music through Time,” which includes audio of the curators weighing in on the historical instruments on display. There are also street view tours of various galleries at the Met and the Met Breuer.
Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Paul Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples and Henri Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy are just some of the 129 modern masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art that you’ll find on Google Arts & Culture, along with online exhibits like one on the work of Dada pioneer Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
You can descend the ramps of the Guggenheim’s famed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda, taking in the artwork as you go, thanks to this street-view tour that also jogs through the galleries of the Tannhauser Collection, which contains the museum’s most significant offerings of Impressionism and Early Modern Art.
The Whitney has 60 of its core holdings in 20th-century art online, with pieces by greats such as Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and Joseph Stella.
Old Masters are the main attraction among the 201 online items, culled from the Frick’s collection. Works by Vermeer, Rembrandt and El Greco are just some of the treasures awaiting your perusal. Be sure to try out the street view tour of the Frick’s elegant rooms.
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