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Learn, Immerse and be Inspired with Virtual Visits to Top Art Museums

April 3, 2020 By CityPASS

We partners with a variety of art museums and art institutes throughout the country that provide cultural experiences for travelers. During this time of uncertainty, home isolations and attraction closures, we want you to continue to explore the online tours, virtual collections, and educational resources from our art institutions—all just a few clicks away. Learn, experience and be inspired!

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago)

Explore the online collection, from El Greco artists to the Assumption of the Virgin. Interactive features include videos, audio tours, educator resources and the Journey Maker, which lets you create an interactive downloadable guide for a future trip.

Denver Art Museum (Denver)

Discover the online collection of artwork from around the globe highlighting numerous cultures and time periods. Classroom teachers, home-school educators, and anyone interested in learning can find inspiration for creativity and art by visiting the Creativity Resource.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston)

Explore #MFAHathome! Check out Movie Night with MFAH films, get gardening advice from the museum’s head of gardens, listen to a Curator Close-Up about an ancient artifact from the Glory of Spain exhibit, and browse the MFAH collections online.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)

Learn about contemporary painters like Gerhard Richter or medieval jousting practices. Discover art-making activities for the whole family and watch concerts from musicians around the world.

Guggenheim Museum (New York City)

Tour the Guggenheim from home with an online visual and audio guide. Discover the depth of the collection and try an at-home art class. Watch live interviews with staff to learn more about the museum’s architecture, history and exhibitions, or watch short artist interviews from around the world.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York City)

MoMA has lots of ways for you to “Museum at Home”! The museum offers art-making activities for the whole family as well as art resources for teaching and learning from home. Get an inside look into the museum’s galleries with “Virtual Views,” including exhibition tours, artwork highlights, audio playlists and more.

Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)

Up your art knowledge with five new online courses. Learn about Manet, Women and Paris, the World of Giotto, Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles, European Artists/Intellectuals Flee WWII and Ravenna: City of Mosaics.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMoMA (San Francisco)

Find artist interview videos, podcast episodes, essays and more, all online. Follow the museum on social media for featured artworks and thought-provoking questions. And if you’re feeling really creative, find your favorite piece from SFMOMA’s online collection and bring it to life!

de Young Museum (San Francisco)

Thanks to Google Arts and Culture, you can have the museum all to yourself. Get an in-depth view into featured exhibits, or explore the “Get Smart With Art” collections.

Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle)

This unique museum dedicated to the work of glass artist Dale Chihuly may be closed, but they’re bringing the gardens to you on their social pages.

Chihuly Collection (Tampa Bay)

Just for kids, join in on the fun and art each weekend with “Saturdays at Morean.” Plus, get creative on the fly with the Prompt of the Day on Facebook.

Header Image Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago. Edward Hopper. Nighthawks, 1942. Friends of American Art Collection.

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