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Arts & Culture in Quarantine

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by Erin (subscribe)
I travel as much as possible at home and abroad. I'm always ready for new experiences
Published May 8th 2020
Virtual tours, exhibitions, and homeschooling materials
Google Arts & Culture has combined over 2500 museums and galleries from around the world into one easy to access webspace. The world's most famous and most visited institutions are represented along with regional or less well-known places. Online content appealing to a variety of tastes and educational needs is easily accessible in this space.

Viva la vida (1954), Museo Frida Kahlo via online exhibition by Museo Dolores Olmedo

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The J. Paul Getty Museum holds a large collection of artworks from the eighth through the twenty-first century, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, and photographs. Six online exhibitions or 'stories' are available digitally alongside collections organised by material (gold, tempera, ink, gold leaf, and paper), a virtual museum tour, and a searchable collection of 15,759 images.

Adachi Museum of Art, Yasugi, Japan

The Adachi Museum is known for its elegant gardens covering 165,000 square meters. The changing seasons may be viewed in the video: Gardens in Four Seasons. Along with the gardens, the museum holds a collection of modern Japanese paintings and ceramics. The artworks are viewable online in the categories of Paper, Textile, Silk, Nihonga, Empire, and Japan.

Museo Dolores Olmedo, Ciudad de México, Mexico

The Dolores Olmedo Museum is best known for its extensive collection of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The museum also holds important archaeological pieces from Mexico's diverse history. Seventeen exhibitions are available online along with two museum views and six categories of art.

Galeria de Arte Urbana, Lisbon, Portugal

As the name suggests, this gallery is a celebration of urban or street art in the city of Lisbon. They are also part of Google's Street Art Project featuring 5000 images and 100 exhibitions from around the world.

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

The Art Gallery of South Australia is home to an impressive collection of over 38,000 works of art including Australian, European, North American, Asian, and Indigenous art. Six categorised collections are available online, including oil paint, canvas, metal, Australia, paper, and sculpture, along with a searchable database of hundreds of individual items.

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

The museum houses masterpieces of Islamic art from three continents, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, which are viewable online along with a virtual tour of the museum described as 'an architectural gem.'

The above selections are a little sample of the type of content available but is certainly not comprehensive of the vast amount of material. Explore Google Arts & Culture for more options.
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