Visiting a museum virtually is a convenient way to enjoy art or history. Virtual museum tours make cultural institutions located in faraway cities, states or countries readily accessible to everyone. As a result of the pandemic, even more virtual museum tours and online offerings are now available. Attendees may visit at any time of day or night without leaving their living room. There’s no need to coordinate transportation or parking, worry about the weather or deal with crowds. Additionally, most virtual museum tours are offered free of charge. Here are a few virtual museum tours to consider:
Musée d’Orsay in Paris
Visitors are transported virtually to the iconic railway station turned museum of the banks of the Seine. The online exhibition features works from Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet, as well as many other famous artists.
National Museum of American History in Washington, DC
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History offers a wide variety of online exhibitions. Visitors can view exhibits on Abraham Lincoln or Ella Fitzgerald, see Julia Child’s kitchen or learn more about a number of different time periods within US history.
La Galleria Nazionale in Rome
There is no need to get on a plane to visit the Eternal City’s famous art gallery. The online exhibit offers a peek into the art gallery’s beautifully landscaped grounds as well as some 17,000 modern and ancient works of art.
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Located in Van Gogh’s native country, this museum’s online exhibits feature 200 of the artist’s paintings plus biographical history and hundreds of letters and drawings.
National Women’s History Museum in Alexandria, VA
From Harriet Tubman to the first female Olympians, the history of women’s suffrage and women’s roles in the Civil Rights movement, this virtual visit offers insights into some of the world’s most trailblazing women.
United State Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
This very powerful and emotional online exhibition offers photos, videos, survivor interviews and artifacts from the Holocaust.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence
Visitors can virtually enjoy some of the most famous examples of Italian Renaissance art from Botticelli, Titian, Filippino Lippi and more. The online exhibition also includes works by Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Rembrandt, among others.
The British Museum in London
The “Museum of the World” online exhibition from the British Museum features a truly interactive experience. Visitors can select a specific region of the world along with a historic period and then view relevant artifacts, such as an African stone carving of a crocodile from 11,000 years ago.
Be a Part of a Stimulating Community
Lighthouse Senior Living fosters an engaging and intellectually stimulating environment. We offer an assortment of interesting activities and classes and plan outings to cultural, historic and scenic destinations throughout the region. Contact us to schedule a virtual or in-person tour of our communities, located in Columbia-Ellicott City and Essex-Middle River.