Although art galleries and museums may be closed, many are hosting online exhibitions, virtual tours and talks so you can still enjoy some of the world’s greatest collections whilst you lounge on the sofa.
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts has very kindly brought the Picasso and Paper exhibition into our homes with a beautifully filmed video tour of the exhibition which showcases the collection from each room in great detail. So do not miss out on the opportunity to explore Picasso’s creative process in your pyjamas with a cup of tea!
You might not have been able to attend the Andy Warhol at the exhibition which was showing at the Tate Modern until 6th September 2020. The Tate Modern have opened up the exhibition space through a curator’s tour. They are also providing a room by room tour highlighting the specific background information that relates to the theme and artwork exhibited in each room. There are also some other great online materials such as a How to Print Like Andy Warhol Video.
The Victoria & Albert Mueseum is the world’s leading museum of art and design and you can now get your cultural fix by exploring their collections online. They have an extremely large collection varying from art, sculpture, fashion, design, textiles, architecture, ceramics and books. You can also join them for their Fashion Question Time to debate the future of the fashion industry during Fashion Revolution Week. This will be livestreamed on Youtube on the 24th April, 11am-1pm.
Take a virtual holiday to New York by visiting the Museum of Modern Art. Their collection contains almost 200,000 works of modern and contemporary art, with around 85,000 of this collection available for you to view through their website. To help kids stay creative at home, MoMA are providing family art-making activities with ideas for drawing, discovering art at home and art audio designed for kids to enjoy. You can also use this time to sign yourself up to a free online course with MoMA, which you can browse here.
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Experience a virtual tour of The Courtauld Gallery and roam each room in close up detail. Their collection includes Van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. The website also has an extensive range of information about the galleries along with a playlist and Youtube channel about collections at the Courtauld.