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A great way to pass some quality time while cooped up indoors during this stressful time of social distancing is through virtual tours of museums and galleries. Check out the Arts & Culture portal on Google to find links to over 2500 facilities that are offering virtual tours, many of them at no cost.

Here are 3 of the many museums now available for virtual tours:

  1. The Museums at The Vatican—During the closure due to the pandemic, you can virtually visit seven areas of this enormous complex. Take in the astounding 360-degree views of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and The Pio Clementino Museum, to get you started.


  1. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum—As the museum’s website now states “In uncertain times such as these, art can provide both solace and inspiration.” With a devotion to modern and contemporary art, The Guggenheim is now offering a virtual tour and audio guide that takes you up its iconic spiral hallways from the comfort of your living room.


  1. The London National Gallery—This world-renowned gallery contains works of the Western European tradition spanning the 13th through the 19th centuries. Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh is a crowd favorite as is Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire. View 18 gallery rooms with a panoramic view using unique virtual navigation tools.

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