Archive | August, 2020

Free Inspiration with Virtual Tours

6 Aug
Summer Flowers at 1200 with logo

“Summer Flowers” Watercolor on Rice Paper by Katie Turner

The past few months have been challenging for all of us.  Even professionals like writers or artists, who are solitary workers by nature, are finding it difficult.  Of course, being confined to your studio due to a pandemic is different from being there because you actually want to be.

Some of us were able to enjoy a frenzied production time and some of us struggled with the anxiety draining our creativity.  Where ever you are right now, you can always find inspiration by enjoying other artists work.  Viewing art can inspire creativity.  It can give you a new ideas; such as a different color palette or a new idea on how to define a particular shape.  Looking at art can be a great way to refresh yourself.  Here is a list of online resources that are now providing free virtual tours.

Museums:

The Louvre  https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

The National Gallery of Art  https://www.nga.gov/

The British Museum  https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art  https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features

The Dali Theatre-Museum https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/

NASA  https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours  https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

The Vatican Museums  http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

The National Women’s History Museum  https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

The National Museum of the United States Air Force  https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/

 

Another resource I came across was Google Arts and Culture.   Google partnered with over 1200 cultural institutions from around the world to document art and provide virtual tours using their famous Google Street View technology.

You can view art at the White House, Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, Sao Paulo street art in Brazil and more.  (https://artsandculture.google.com/partner)  Google even has unique ways to help you learn about art with art puzzles, art coloring book and crossword puzzles.  It’s called Google Arts & Culture Experiments. Here is the link:  https://artsandculture.google.com/project/games

 

I hope you can take some time to check out some of these free tours and be inspired!

 

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