Armchair Field Trips

The physical facilities of many of the world’s most esteemed art institutions have been shuttered by the pandemic – but they have also generously made their collections more accessible online than ever. Here is a compendium of links from museums in the area and around the world for you to peruse at your leisure. Have fun!

Museums

The following institutions have robust virtual exhibitions online:

First, our neighbor and friend, The Florence Griswold Museum. Learn about the history of the Lyme Art Colony (our founders!) and much more: www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
www.metmuseum.org

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
www.whitney.org

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NYC
www.moma.org

The Frick Collection, New York City
www.frick.org

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
www.artic.edu

Museum of Fine Art, Boston
www.mfa.org

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
www.philamuseum.org

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
www.nga.gov

Tate, UK (family of four art galleries)
www.tate.org.uk

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
www.artgallery.yale.edu

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
www.britishart.yale.edu

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
www.thewadsworth.org

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain
www.nbmaa.org

Images & Tours

Google’s Art & Culture page allows you to search over 100,000 art works by color, as well as take on-line tours of many museums of all genres.
https://artsandculture.google.com/

Another source for on-line tours is:
www.elitetraveler.com

 

Movies

Exhibition on Screen
A UK company that produces high-quality art movies, some available for free, others to download or stream for a modest fee. These are the ones shown at The Kate; a good way to catch up on the ones you missed.
www.exhibitiononscreen.com

Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney (1:20 Minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RjpQMjKUrw

 

Videos

These links were copied from an Art Institute email. Please note that there are other offerings on the right side of the screen that might be of interest.

 

Monet’s Palette and technique (8.54 Minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTazf7tH44

David Hockney on Vincent van Gogh (8.12 Minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA_I0qwnh_w

 

Mural. Jackson Pollack (40 Minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY9leqZUMIk


 

 

 

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