#StayAtHome is the ultimate movement during this difficult time that the world is going through at the moment. To make the best out of this situation, the key is to stay home, healthy, informed, and also on a constant openness to knowledge. With that in mind, there’s a lot of cultures to discover without leaving your home, maintaining your routine as normal as possible. Join Home and Decoration, and find the exclusive list of the NYC Best Museums that you can visit virtually, in the comfort of your own home. Stay safe!
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Some 200,770 objects covering 5,000 years of art history await you at The Met online, which lets you browse the entire collection, and visit online exhibits like, “The Art of Music through Time,” which includes audio of the curators weighing in on the historical instruments on display. There are also street view tours of various galleries at the Met and the Met Breuer.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Paul Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples and Henri Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy are just some of the 129 modern masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art that you’ll find on Google Arts & Culture, along with online exhibits like one on the work of Dada pioneer Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
You can descend the ramps of the Guggenheim’s famed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda, taking in the artwork as you go, thanks to this street-view tour that also jogs through the galleries of the Tannhauser Collection, which contains the museum’s most significant offerings of Impressionism and Early Modern Art.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
The Whitney has a permanent collection, spanning the late-19th century to the present, comprises more than 25,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,500 artists. The Whitney has 60 of its core holdings in 20th-century art online, with pieces by greats such as Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and Joseph Stella.
THE FRICK COLLECTION
Old Masters are the main attraction among the 201 online items, culled from the Frick’s collection. Works by Vermeer, Rembrandt and El Greco are just some of the treasures awaiting your perusal. Be sure to try out the street view tour of the Frick’s elegant rooms.