In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, when people are sheltering in place at home, many museums and art galleries around the world are providing virtual tours to give people a creative way to stay entertained and learn something too. In honour of International Museum Day, don’t miss virtual tours of these iconic museums located in the United States which are sure to transport you to a whole new world. Happy museum hopping!
Metropolitan Museum of Art –New York City, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as the Met, is one of the most famous art museums in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection includes nearly two million works of art spanning 5,000 years. In the Met you will get to see the incredible Temple of Dendur which has been on display for an impressive 50 years.
Museum of Fine Arts –Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum of Fine Arts which was first opened in 1876 contains more than 450,000 works of magnificent art. From master works of the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Ancient World, to textiles, fashion and jewellery, you will find all kinds of art here. Here you can also view great art by John Singer Sargent, Thomas Sully, and John Singleton Copley.
Detroit Institute of Arts –Detroit, Michigan
The Detroit Institute of Arts is a cultural gem that includes more than 100 galleries. The museum’s exhibits span from prehistory through the 21st century. Two of the most notable acquisitions of this museum are Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait, the first of his paintings to be included in a U.S. museum collection.
The Art Institute of Chicago –Chicago, Illinois
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned museum showcasing iconic works of art. Hailed as one of the oldest and largest museums in the USA, the Art Institute impresses with nearly 100,000 square meters to explore. The Art Institute features a notable collection of art and artefacts spanning 5,000 BC to the present.
American Museum of Natural History – New York City, New York
The American Museum of Natural History, which has appeared in several Hollywood movies, boasts a 94-foot blue whale, dinosaur halls, and world-famous dioramas.