I have listed several Visual Art museums below that all provide a robust virtual experience for online visitors. Choose one to explore and document your ‘virtual travels’ in an informal paper. As you write about your experience consider the following:
- What is the main offering/purpose of this museum?
- Which style/period featured by the museum appeals to you most? Why?
- Which particular work of art did you like best? (list all credit info) Why were you drawn to this particular work?
- How did visiting virtually instead of physically the museum and display of the art affect your experience? What were pros and cons?
- Did you gain an understanding or make a connection to our course material, through class lecture or reading experiences, to any of the art you interacted with? (ie: did you recognize any art/artists/styles/topics covered in our class that you could learn more about?)
Write a two page, double spaced essay addressing the questions above, being sure to include the name and URL of the institution you visited.
|Virtual tour of the Louvre
|Paris France. Can choose different themed ‘Galleries or rooms’ to tour from various art movements/styles throughout history.||https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne|
|J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles||a great virtual tour, many informational videos, can ‘Google Street View’ style walk through some exhibits.||https://www.getty.edu/art/|
|The British Museum, London||Offers a virtual walking tour and a section called ‘Collection Highlights and Stories’ as well as ‘Galleries’ which divides the collection into styles and themes.||https://www.britishmuseum.org|
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City||“the Met” is the largest art museum in the United States. Their highly developed website offers a great variety of virtual tours through their many offerings and individual galleries.||https://www.metmuseum.org/|
|The Museum of Modern Art, New York City||The ‘MOMA’ is committed to sharing the most thought-provoking modern and contemporary art and provides an all-inclusive online experience.||https://www.moma.org/|
|The Saint Louis Museum of Art||‘SLAM’ includes paintings, sculptures, cultural objects, and ancient masterpieces from all corners of the world. As a response to the pandemic, a prominent ‘visit from home’ and ‘Curators Collections’ buttons are provided.||https://www.slam.org/|
|The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City||The Nelson has a vast searchable collection and several virtual tours to choose from, including the current ‘special exhibits’, and the outdoor sculpture garden||https://nelson-atkins.org|