Have you always wanted to attend a musical production on Broadway? Or view the precision of a painting’s brush strokes, finely chiseled sculptures or other famous museum works of art in person? Awaken your artsy side with some of these virtual tours and performances right from your very own living room.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera
Free Virtual Shows
The Metropolitan Opera announced it will stream encore performances of some of its most famed shows for the public during its closure.
Their free nightly performances show off opera at its most thrilling, uplifting and inspirational. Upcoming features include Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Broadway Musicals and Sing-Alongs from BroadwayHD
BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans, has been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms for years. With nearly 300 productions available, you can binge-watch some amazing performances.
Van Gogh Museum –
Visit the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum –
Los Angeles, California
The Getty Center is home to a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century showcased against a backdrop of tranquil gardens and statuesque architecture and views of Los Angeles. Study works of art such as Irises by Vincent Van Gogh.
The Sistine Chapel and other
Vatican Museums, Italy
The Vatican Museums are a place of beauty and awe. One of the most famous, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Palace, is famous for its Renaissance frescoed ceiling painted by Michelangelo that took him four years to complete. Two of the most important scenes on the ceiling are his frescoes of the Creation of Adam and the Fall of Adam and Eve/Expulsion from the Garden.
MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
This Virtual Tour of The Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil’s first modern museum, showcases artwork placed on clear perspex frames, making it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair.
Uffizi Gallery, Firenze, Italy
This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
The Louvre, the world’s largest and most-visited museum, exhibits some 35,000 artworks on display, the oldest of which date back over seven thousand years. The museum collections are grouped into eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Islamic Art; Paintings; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; and Prints and Drawings. Take a closer look at the world’s most famous Mona Lisa painting from your living room using new digital tools that will show you the painting as it’s never been seen before!
The British Library, London, U. K.
Visit the British Library’s spellbinding Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling. Go back to explore a time when magic and myth began. From Charms class to Alchemy, or potions to astronomy, learn how to study like a wizard and discover the history behind the magic classes at Hogwarts.