The Best Museums to Virtually Tour While You’re at Home [Practicing Social Distancing]

We are all trying to find ways to spend our time while social distancing and if you’re anything like me, you’ve exhausted Netflix and Hulu (I know the options are endless but sometimes you just need a little break). Keeping this in mind, I wanted to share some of my favorite museums you can now tour at the comfort of your own home to help diversify your sources of entertainment. This will be a fun and calming way to add a little culture to your day with masterpieces from some of the greatest artists of all time.

The Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh , ‘Untitled (Yellow and Blue)’
By Mark Rothko [both displayed at The MOMA in NYC]

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.: This is one of my favorite museums for its collection of classic and elegant art. It currently allows you to view one of their newest exhibits, Degas at the Opera. This museum is also home to art from some of the world’s most iconic artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Rothko. [view here]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City: This needs no introduction, it’s one of the greatest museums of the world and my favorite in NYC. It currently provides art enthusiasts with an opportunity to explore some of the museum’s most iconic spaces using spherical 360 technology. [view here]

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City: Home to modern and contemporary art, this museum is offering some exciting digital experiences, from What is Contemporary Art? a free online course, to The Way I See It that taps into creative minds and how they view their favorite art, such as ballerina Isabella Boylston and fashion designer Zac Posen. [view here & here]

Musée d’Orsay, Paris: This museum is so dreamy with French art ranging from furniture to paintings. It houses a large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist pieces, artists from Monet, Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, to name a few. This is also where they have the famous clock on the fifth floor, always fun to photograph (and where I took the header pic on this post!). [view here]

Museo Del Prado, Madrid: This is home to one of my favorite paintings, Las Meninas, by Diego Velazquez. This museum offers a vast variety of European art dating back to the 12th century with work from Diego Velazquez, El Greco, and Hieronymus Bosch, and more. It’s currently offering a multi-layered timeline where you can choose masterpieces based on the year and learn more about the work and its context. [view here]

I hope you enjoy these museums and if you come across any other fun experiences to help us all stay engaged and motivated feel free to share below.

xx Chanel