The number of coronavirus cases is increasing around the world, which has led to the inevitable order for a majority of people to stay indoors and self- quarantine. While we stay inside here’s an alternative option for entertainment; virtual tours. You can view art from famous museums around the globe digitally, at home. Google Cultural Institute has partnered with over 2,500 cultural sites to offer online access to collections and online exhibits. Here is a list of some of the best art museums that the US and Qatar have to offer.
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Guggenheim, New York City
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City boasts a collection of Impressionist, Post- Impressionist, Early Modern, and contemporary works, as well as temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Located on the National Mall, the Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobile created by Alexander Calder.
J Paul Getty Museum
Also known as The Getty Museum, is located in Los Angeles, and has two campuses located in Getty Villa and the Getty Center. The primary museum, Getty Center, houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and photography from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, gathered internationally. The Getty villa hosts collections of Ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Located in Doha, Qatar, the museum celebrates the modern and contemporary, showcasing works by artists based in Qatar, the Middle East, and the international Arab diaspora. The museum offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art. It is considered to be one of the most important cultural attractions in the country.
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute is located in Chicago’s Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. It houses some of the most iconic pieces of art by abstract artist, Pablo Picasso and post-impressionist artist Georges Suerat. As an art institute it has one of the largest art history and architecture libraries in the country.
Museum of Islamic Art
The museum is built on an island off of an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor in Doha. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts originating from Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia.It holds Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years.
The MoMA, Museum of Modern Art
The museum is located in midtown Manhattan and is considered one of the most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA’s collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.
The Met Is the largest art museum in the United States, located in Manhattan, New York City, and is the third most frequented art museum in the world. The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.