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: www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org
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
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.
Mural. Jackson Pollack (40 Minutes)