The Best of Couch-Surfing … Living Well in the Time of COVID-19

April 12, 2020

Tired of being stuck in the house ?

It’s time to travel … ~ Romp around the world ~

to see some really cool stuff…

Check out humanity’s best … most inspiring creations ….

~  aka online Museums & virtual tours ~

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The French (Louis Quatorze XIV) Royal Family Collections
… aka La Louve…
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

La Gionconda  … how she originally looked …
La Gionconda

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The Russian Romanoff Family Royal Family Collections:
… aka L’Hermitage
https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/!ut/p/z1/hY49D4IwFEV_CwOj7eMb3RoWxaGLUXyLAVKBhFJSqo3_3jqaaLjbzT0nuRRpRXGqn0NXm0FN9ej6FdMbZywNogJKfjhmwPgp2XN-LsIippc1AN0Mf8LA-biGlBSHRhLbSgIkCRMIoi1AnoVZnKefh2xqoryjqMVdaKHJQ7vjvTHzsvPBB2st6ZTqRkFaJX34pfRqMbT6JuksK9hg87LM895WMAgO/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?lng=en

like Scythian Gold art …
Scythian gold

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The Guggenheim American-Royal Family Collections:

Collection Online

Our own US Natl Gallery of Art:
https://www.nga.gov/

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The British Royal Family Collections:
aka … the British Museum
https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx

& VERY COOL British Museum virtual tours:
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

== = =Elgin Marbles

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The Smithsonian Natl. History’s … Online Tour…
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

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MO – MA !!
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features

and … MO-MA’s art that is NOT on display: (behind the scenes)
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art

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

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NASA tours…
https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/

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The VATICAN museum tours …
Incredible art … ‘donated’ … to buy … “Get out of Purgatory” passes … for centuries of dead-relatives …

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

and the Sistine Chapel
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/tour-virtuale.html

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The US Natl. Women’s Museum
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

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Google’s Fine Art tour:
https://artsandculture.google.com/

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Museos de Barcelona … including Picasso features (Blue Period)
http://www.bcn.cat/museupicasso/en/visiting/virtual-tours.html

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Elegant & ancient Milan … Il Duomo …
https://www.duomomilano.it/en/vr

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Bellas Artes in Mexico City !
https://inba.gob.mx/sitios/recorridos-virtuales/palacio-de-bellas-artes/

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Museo del Prado
https://www.museodelprado.es/en/visit-the-museum

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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza 
Home to the world’s second largest private collection of art.

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The London  National Gallery’s … houses more than 2,300 works reflecting the Western European tradition between the 13th and 19th centuries.  … Think  Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers … and J.M.W Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire.

 London’s Natl,. Gallery’s virtual tools.

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Mexico’s  National Museum of Anthropology
but just 140  items on line…  with heavy focus on the Mixtec ~ Nahuatl ~ Aztec culture. …
😦
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 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art  (MMCA) – n Seoul, Korea … the leader in Korean art..
 Virtual Tour

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and our beloved ~ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN
HISTORY AND CULTURE ~
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-interactive-museum-tour/

All from your armchair … porch swing … or favorite glider… 😉

Read on ! … MacDuff …
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2 Responses to The Best of Couch-Surfing … Living Well in the Time of COVID-19

  1. Eric says:

    Or zoom in on particular artists, art genres, art themes (such as religious art, impressionism, etc) at WikiArt.org . Good site!

  2. Frances vinson says:

    I enjoy each of this information-

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