Even though our ability to visit cultural institutions is limited right now due to concerns about COVID-19, many organizations make their exhibits available online. On this page, we’ve compiled many virtual tours and online resources for you to enjoy!
Virtual Museums Across the World
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, also known as MOCA Jacksonville, is a contemporary art museum in Jacksonville, Florida, funded and operated as a “cultural institute” of the University of North Florida. One of the largest contemporary art institutions in the southeastern United States, it presents exhibitions by international, national and regional artists.
The Museum presents Discovery Lab Online, a new source of online content for families at home.
Photos From the Civil Rights Movement
The Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago’s Grant Park, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.
The Benaki Museum focuses on Greek culture over the span of the country’s history. It houses Greek works of art from prehistoric to modern times. Tour the ground floor
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) located in midtown Detroit, Michigan, has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. The collection is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States with an encyclopedic collection which spans the globe, from ancient Egyptian and European works to contemporary art.
Experience Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence like never before — practically alone — on this Virtual Reality tour from Walks of Italy. You’ll #takewalks through the main gallery, stopping at different vantage points along the way, with commentary from your expert Walks of Italy local Florentine guide. Best of all, the museum is almost empty, something that would normally be impossible to experience in person when visiting. Enjoy your visit!
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The Petite Galerie is a permanent exhibition space in the heart of the Louvre museum, open to all, and particularly geared toward families, schoolchildren, and disadvantaged audiences. Designed to provide keys to understanding the museum, over ten months of each year, the Petite Galerie offers a multidisciplinary exhibition on a broad art historical theme. The short, simple experience presents original artworks, with adapted interpretation. Guided tours and workshops for families round out the initiative, alongside cultural programming in the auditorium. Experimental and ever-changing, the Petite Galerie project is gaining ground with each new edition.
The “Advent of the Artist” exhibition in the Petite Galerie has been extended until July 5, 2021.
For its fifth season, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie—a space dedicated to art and cultural education—will be holding an exhibition titled ‘The Advent of the Artist’. Opening on September 25, 2019, this year’s edition will coincide with a cycle of Louvre exhibitions devoted to the Renaissance geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Albrecht Altdorfer in 2019-2020.
It was during the Renaissance that artists asserted their independence and demanded recognition as creators in their own right. Yet the advent of the artist had been long awaited. This exhibition will take a close look at the transition from the typically anonymous craftsman of the classical period to the artist of the Renaissance, at times famous to the extent of becoming the hero of novels and legends. It is this long-standing connection between the visual arts and the written word that inspired this edition’s focus on literature. Spread across four rooms, the exhibition will feature some forty artworks from the Louvre’s eight curatorial departments alongside extracts from literature, with the aim of tracing the emergence and recognition of the artist from Antiquity to the 19th century.
The Louvre’s Petite Galerie first exhibition tells how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life.
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Virtual Zoos and Aquariums
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
San Diego Zoo
The National Aquarium, named one of the best aquariums in the United States by the Travel Channel in 2012, has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species.
The Monterrey Bay Aquarium, featured in two PBS nature documentaries, was the first to exhibit a living kelp forest and to successfully care for and display a great white shark. Its biologists have pioneered the animal husbandry of jellyfish. Live Cams