Museums you can ‘visit’ virtually when stuck at home

While stuck at home amid coronavirus, here are some museums you can explore without leaving the couch

Museums around the world are temporarily shuttered right now amid the coronavirus outbreak.

But not to fret. While you’re stuck at home, there are a number of museums around the world that you can visit without ever leaving the couch.

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Google Art and Culture partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours  amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are some of the most famous collections you can check out online: 

Musée d'Orsay, Paris 

Paris, France

See impressionist, modern and French art from this famous museum in a former railway station.

Van Gogh Museum 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Take a virtual trip to Amsterdam to see some of Van Gogh’s most famous works. The museum’s permanent collection features more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters.

ExploreNational Gallery of Art, Washington DC 

Washington, United States

The National Gallery of Art features an exhibit on the history of American design, more than 2,000 Renaissance paintings and an online exhibit, “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting.”

ExploreThe Metropolitan Museum of Art 

New York, United States

Explore more than 5,000 years of history at the Met. You can see online exhibits that include the design work of Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. Also take a look behind the scenes of the Costume Institute.

ExploreThe Art Institute of Chicago 

Chicago, United States

The world-renowned museum features more than 260,000 pieces of artwork and artifacts. See modern and Impressionism work.

ExploreGeorgia O'Keeffe Museum 

Santa Fe, United States

The museum celebrates “the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and Modernism.”

ExploreGuggenheim Museum and Foundation 

New York, United States

Take a trip up the Guggenheim’s famous staircase from home. You can also see exhibits featuring Latin American art and works inspired by the American Southwest.

ExploreSee the full list of participating museums here.

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