A Museum Without Walls: Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Great Art Museums

Would you prefer to take a tour of the main artwork museums of the world without cost (apart from the price of your web service)? To find, within the phrases of artwork historian Andre Malraux, a “museum with out partitions,” from New York to Seoul, Paris to Moscow, Amsterdam to Buenos Aires, the place you may discover numerous work, sculptures, pictures, ornamental arts, and different media guided by artwork specialists?

For at present artwork museums, from the oldest establishments to twenty first century artwork collections, are more and more investing their time and creativity in creating web sites for digital guests such as you.

Here’s a abstract of the number of artwork museum web sites out there to you.

THE GOOGLE ART PROJECT. Since February 2011, the Google Artwork Mission has been offering entry on-line to artwork museums throughout the globe, increasing from 17 to greater than 180 (and counting) websites. The Artwork Gallery of South Australia, Istanbul Museum of Artwork, and the Phillips Assortment are only a few of the latest additions.

SUPER MUSEUMS. The Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, the Prado and the State Hermitage Museum signify only a few of the “mega” museums. For instance, the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork holds hundreds of artistic endeavors in quite a lot of media, spanning centuries of artwork historical past, from historic Egypt to the fashionable interval. Its galleries show European, American, African, Asian, and Oceanic artwork. As well as, the museum displays particular collections of costumes, furnishings, armor, and musical devices.

Tremendous museum web sites typically supply intensive on-line collections with colourful photographs and detailed descriptions. Present exhibitions are additionally highlighted with info on previous and upcoming exhibits. As well as, instructional and interactive alternatives can be found with particular options akin to movies, podcasts, blogs, social media, and digital excursions.

Google “record of most visited artwork museums on the planet” to seek out extra tremendous museums.

A MUSEUM OF ONE’S OWN. Are you a fan of Van Gogh? The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam homes the biggest assortment of his works on the planet. Its web site is a superb useful resource for Van Gogh’s work, drawings, and letters in addition to offering a chronicle of the main durations of his profession. Otherwise you would possibly try the web sites of different museums devoted to at least one artist akin to Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Edvard Munch, Auguste Rodin, Marc Chagall, and Norman Rockwell.

SPECIALTY MUSEUMS. Some museums focus primarily on one type or interval of artwork. You would possibly examine the web sites of the three distinctive museums beneath.

Impressionist Treasures. The Musee d’Orsay, situated in a transformed Beaux Arts practice station in Paris, is THE museum for Impressionism and Publish-Impressionism, unequalled within the quantity and high quality of its works. Its distinctive web site showcases greater than 800 masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, and a protracted record of different main artists of this era.

The Genius of Italy. Florence was one of many birthplaces of the Renaissance and its Uffizi Gallery holds probably the most complete assortment of that inventive motion (together with Botticelli’s famed Start of Venus and Primavera). And you’ll flick through nearly each gallery on the Google Artwork Mission.

Contained in the Acropolis. The brand new Acropolis Museum (simply opened in 2009) shows in all probability probably the most lovely sculptures in Western artwork; expertise them in digital actuality by means of each the museum web site and the Google Artwork Mission.

MASTER COLLECTORS. Uncover one of the best of the good collectors and their visions of artwork on the web sites of the next artwork museums: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a palace of artwork constructed by American heiress Gardner in her hometown of Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum that introduces you to the priceless collections of the oil billionaire at two websites, the Los Angeles heart and the Getty Villa embellished with historic Greek and Roman artwork in Malibu; and The Frick Assortment, the elegant Fifth Avenue mansion of nineteenth century mogul, Henry Clay Frick, with galleries of Vermeer, Rembrandt, and different famed European artists.

MUSEUMS, MUSEUMS, AND MORE MUSEUMS. When the primary Guggenheim Museum, designed by architectural pioneer Frank Lloyd Wright, lastly opened in New York Metropolis in 1959, its founder Solomon R. Guggenheim had been lifeless a decade. May he have envisioned that 4 extra artwork museums along with his household title would sometime be in Venice (1980), Berlin (1997), Bilbao, Spain (1997), and Abu Dhabi (deliberate completion 2017)? Check out the New York, Venice and Bilbao Guggenheim museum web sites; each gives an outline of its assortment nft layers plus photographs of the distinctive structure of its constructing.

You possibly can discover as properly the spectacular web site of the Tate complicated of artwork museums within the UK, beginning with the unique Tate Britain (1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St. Ives (1993) in Cornwall, and newest addition Tate Fashionable which premiered in 2000, simply throughout the Thames River from the Tate Britain.

ACROSS THE CONTINENTS. Apart from Antarctica, artwork museums are current on each continent from the Museum of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia to the Sao Paulo Museum of Artwork in Brazil to the Nationwide Palace Museum in Taiwan to the Iziko South African Nationwide Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. All of the artwork museums above have web sites and are members of the Google Artwork Mission.

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