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!


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:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NYC

The Frick Collection, New York City

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Tate, UK (family of four art galleries)

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

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.

Another source for on-line tours is:



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.

Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney (1:20 Minutes)



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)

David Hockney on Vincent van Gogh (8.12 Minutes)


Mural. Jackson Pollack (40 Minutes)




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