In today’s world, the couch has become the hub of activity for the home. And while the term couch potato is still in use, it has taken on a whole new meaning. That’s because in today’s world we can do just about anything from the couch. Take a noon conference call in your pajamas snuggled up with your favorite feline? Sure, everyone’s doing it. Connect with family and friends in a virtual happy hour. Of course. Why not? Tour one famous museum after another without waiting in line? You bet.
Check out our list of virtual museum tours that will leave you inspired and hungry for more arts and culture from the comfy centerpiece in your living room.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
The National Museum of Anthropology is home to Mexico City’s most diverse collection of archaeology and early civilization relics.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s work in one setting. You’ll have the opportunity for close-up examination of his paintings, drawings, and personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
While visiting Southern California might be top of your list for summer travel, you can still get the LA vibe virtually from one of the city’s most popular destinations. Plus, you’ll get to see the collection of sculptures, photographs, paintings, and drawings that are housed on a ridgeline of the Santa Monica mountains as well as Malibu’s Getty Villa and its display of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.
Exhibit rooms and gallery collections are yours to view with the Louvre’s virtual tour. The museum has made it exceptionally easy to tour based on your interests – such as modern works that focus on the politics of power and human movement, or displays that reveal the intricacies of Egyptian antiquities.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
While the northern coast of Spain should remain on your must-see travel destinations, the famous museum has opened its virtual doors for exploration. You might miss out on the fantastic architecture of the building and the urban element of Bilbao, but you’ll witness one of the most extensive collections of modern art in Europe.
Nothing beats feeling the emotion of art and gaining insight into an artist’s style. Take any one of these virtual tours and feel inspired to create your own masterpiece, even if that means using the backdrop of your Olympus Woodbridge apartment to execute your vision of home.