Google Now Offering Virtual Tours of Over 1,200 Iconic Museums

Take a digital trip to world-class museums from home.

The Henri Matisse gallery at the Museum of Modern Art 

The coronavirus crisis has forced many of the world’s most popular museums to temporarily shut down. Fortunately, Google Arts and Culture’s partnership with world-class art institutions, which was first launched over a decade ago, offers virtual tours of more than 1,200 museums.

Famous works featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Uffizi Gallery in Florence, J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, National Museum in New Delhi, Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate in London, Rijks Museum in Amsterdam and other destinations are just a few clicks away. 

“The Sleeping Gypsy” by Henri Rousseau at the Museum of Modern Art

While you can visit Google Arts & Culture from a web browser, the Los Angeles Times notes that the experience is best explored via the project’s free-to-download app. All images are accompanied with descriptive captions. 

Here’s just a few of the iconic pieces available to view on Google Arts & Culture: 

“Self-Portrait” by Vincent van Gogh at the Musee d’Orsay
“The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery 
“Ophelia” by John Everett Millais at the Tate 
Rijks Museum
“The Night Watch” by Rembrandt at the Rijks Museum