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Confinement Activities: Virtual Museum Tours

During this uncertain time the days can seem long and everyone is looking for ways to keep themselves occupied and entertained while we stay home to help fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus. But Lodgis is here to help! We’ve made a list of some of our favorite museums around the world that you can tour from your sofa!

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1. Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is one of the most famous museums in Paris and specializes in art froom the years 1848 to 1914, and most notably, the impressionists. The building itself could be considered a work of art itself as it used to be the Orsay Railway Station and was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition. On this virtual tour you are able to follow the story of the museum itself, as well as see famous pieces such as: Eugène Boch by Vincent Van Gogh; In a Café by Edgar Degas; and Blue Water Lilies by Claude Monet. Click the link to experience the Musée d’Orsay!
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2. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City, United States

Founded in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (or the MoMA) in Manhattan, New York City, has become one of the most famous museums in the United States and was the first Museum in the world to focus on the art of the modern era. Google Arts & Culture currently has an Online Exhibit for works from Sophie Taeuber-Arp as well as a large collection of Contemporary Art, Installation Art, Sculptures, and Modern Art such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night!
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3. The National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C., United States

The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is the official national art museum of the United States and is dedicated to preserving, collecting, and fostering an understanding of art in the U.S.A. With two online exhibits currently available: Fashioning a Nation and Vermeer and the Mastering of Genre Painting, art lovers will have plenty to admire, from Baroque, Renaissance, Modern, and Realist art, on this virtual tour.
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4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) – New York City, United States

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as the MET) is one of the larget museums in the United States with their collections spreading over three iconic sites in New York City. The MET also showcases over 5,000 years worth of art from all over the world! Their online tours in Google Arts & Culture features 27 online exhibitions to explore, including multiple on the fashions of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, and a new look at the famous paintings of Vermeer. don’t wait to take a look and take the tour!
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5. The Acropolis Museum – Athens, Greece

Looking for less art and more history? Look no further than the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece! This archaeological-site specific museum houses over 3,000 historical artifacts help recreate and teach about the life and ideologies of Ancient Greece! Don’t wait to explore all of the different sculptures of rock and marble that tell the story of the Ancient Greeks!
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6. The British Museum – London, England

The British Museum’s impressive collection of over 2 million years of human history attracts more than 6 million visitors every year to see famous artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone, the Egyptian Mummies, and Sculptures from the Parthenon. And now these artifacts are available for everyone to see from their homes around the world! With 45 online exhibits available, there is truly something for everyone.
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7. The Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Van Gogh Museum is, of course, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands the museum houses over 200 of his paintings in their permanent collection and Google Arts & Culture currently has 2 online exhibits: Which Books did Vincent van Gogh Read? And Vincent van Gogh’s Love Life. Click the link to explore the works and life of this famous artist!
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8. Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum is the official museum of the Netherlands! This museum focuses on showcasing works of the Dutch masters and includes famous paintings such as Vermeer’s Milkmaid! With 11 online exhibits available, learning about the stunning craftsmanship of Dutch paintings has never been easier than it is now!
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9. Musée de l’Orangerie – Paris, France

The Musée de l’Orangerie is both its own museum and part of the Musée d’Orsay! This specific museum offers a collection masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection which focuses on giving an original insight into modern art and features artists such as Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.
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10. Museo Frida Khalo – Mexico City, Mexico

To finish out our list of museum tours is the Museo Frida Khalo in Mexico City, Mexico. Located in Khalo’s home, known as La Casa Azul (or the Blue House) are paintings and photos and artifacts to reconstruct the story of one of Latin America’s most famous artists! Don’t wait to click the link and take the tour of one of Mexico City’s most popular attractions from home!
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