If you are done to death with Netflix and chilling, maybe it’s time you explored art by being smart. Thanks to Google Arts & Culture you can now view the best of art the world has to offer from the confines of your humble abode. There’s no sign of coronavirus leaving us but instead of being hapless inside let’s make the most of it with Google’s latest offering as they partnered with more than 500 global art museums and galleries to give the public access to some of the world’s most preeminent art collections. You read that right, no matter how far you feel from your peeps and peers thanks to social distancing, your love for art doesn’t have to suffer. In fact, the world of art just got a lot smaller as you can virtually tour these 500+ museums and galleries from your couch. It works rather wonderfully; by clicking each one will bring up images of some of the museum or gallery’s collection, and in some cases, full virtual tours of the museum are available which makes you feel like you’re present right there. The list includes some big names like the Louvre, the palace of Versailles and MoMA, which has tours including iconic artists Matisse and Picasso.
Keeping the predicament in mind most museums and galleries in Italy are shut until at least April, institutions in the country’s northern Milan are also listed, including the historic Bibliotheca Ambrosiana, the city’s Sforzesco castle, and the Museo Del Novecento. Google’s interior street view can be used to wander in gallery halls. Staying at home doesn’t have to be the worst thing to happen to you. A host of art and culture awaits you a computer away. Visit artsandculture.google.com to see the full list of museums and galleries located all across the globe offering virtual tours.