World Best Art Exhibitions now in VR from the Comfort of your Home | Part 1

Thu Mar 26 2020

Are you missing the beauty of Art Exhibitions during quarantine? Lot-Art gathered some of the best virtual tours of museums, galleries & auction houses around the world, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home and without the crowd.

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Left: A rendering shows what the Kremer Museum would appear like when viewed through a virtual-reality headset. The Kremer Collection; Right: A rendering of a view of Gerrit van Honthorst’s painting “St. Peter Penitent,” from about 1618 to 1620, in the Kremer Museum. The Kremer Collection

Kremer Collection
The Kremer Collection (the Collection) is a privately owned collection of Dutch and Flemish 17th century old masters prchased since 1995 by George and Ilone Kremer. View Online Exhibits Here »

The Kremer Museum is an innovative new museum concept that combines the newest VR technology with world-class Old Master paintings. The museum includes pieces by Rembrandt, Aelbert Cuyp, Frans Hals and many more Old Masters from the Dutch Golden Age. See World-class masterpieces in VR Here »

Left: The Rijksmuseum, Photo by Lot-Art; Right: Van Gogh Museum, Photo: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum has a vast collection of art and historical objects across 80 galleries. The museum itself is a masterpiece that presents 800 years of Dutch art and history, from the Middle Ages to Mondrian. On March 26th, 2020 the museum launched #Rijksmuseumfromhome, 10 initiatives that bring the museum’s collection with paintings and objects to living rooms across the world. Visit The Rijksmuseum through a Virtual Tour Here »

Van Gogh Museum
The museum houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world which includes 700 letters, 400 drawings, and 200 paintings. Some of the most famous Vincent van Gogh paintings on display here are Self-portrait (1888), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). Visit the Van Gogh Museum through a Virtual Tour Here »

Left: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Richard Serra's Sight Point, Photo: John Lewis Marshall; Right: Ivan Kramskoy - Empress Maria Fyodorovna, Consort of Tsar Alexander III, 1881, Photo by Lot-Art

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
The Stedelijk Museum was founded in 1874 by a group of private citizens in Amsterdam, led by C.P. van Eeghen, who donated funds and their art collections to establish a museum in the capital of the Netherlands that would be devoted to modern art. The collection, housed at first at the Rijksmuseum, was moved in 1895 into the Museum’s own building, designed by A.W. Weissman. The Stedelijk Museum streams a live tour through the collection or one of the exhibitions every Friday at 2 pm (CET) on Instagram live tours. The Live Tours will also be available on Facebook and YouTube afterward. Explore Stedelijk Museum through a Video Tour Here »

Hermitage Amsterdam
In 2019 Hermitage Amsterdam celebrated its 10th anniversary, which has been marked by a whole year of special events, including two major jubilee exhibitions: Treasury! (De schatkamer!) and Jewels! (Juwelen!) - an Imperial collection of 200 years of jewels and fashion. The second jubilee exhibition presented brilliant pieces from the Winter Palace - 300 dazzling jewels and more than 100 paintings, accessories, dresses and costumes. Explore Jewels! through a Video Tour Here »


Left: Uffizi Museum, Photo: Michelle Maria; Right: Uffizi Hallway; Photo: Sailko

Uffizi Gallery
The gallery is home to the art collection of one of the city's most famous families—the de'Medicis. It is located inside a Mannerist-style building designed by famed painter, architect, and historian Giorgio Vasari (he was the first to write about the Renaissance). Works from iconic renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Raphael are on view. Visit Uffizi Gallery through a Virtual Tour Here »


Left: The Wohl Room at the National Gallery, Photo: the National Gallery, London; Right: Tate Modern staircase © Lee Mawdsley

The National Gallery
It was founded in 1824 after the British government bought a collection of 38 pictures from the banker and collector John Julius Angerstein, consisting of Italian, Dutch and English works. The gallery is housing a permanent collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to the 20th century. Visit The National Gallery through a Virtual Tour Here » or through Smartify »

Tate Modern
It is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Visit Tate Modern through a Virtual Tour Here »

Left: Victoria and Albert Museum, Photo by Lot-Art; Right: The Great Court, British Museum, Photo by Webdesign Kingdom

Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 2004, the V&A alongside Royal Institute of British Architects opened the first permanent gallery in the UK covering the history of architecture with displays using models, photographs, elements from buildings and original drawings. Together V&A and RIBA form the world's most comprehensive architectural resource. Visit The V&A Museum through a Virtual Tour Here »

The British Museum
The first national public museum of the world is unique in bringing together under one roof the cultures of the world, spanning continents and oceans. Its remarkable collection totals more than 8 million objects and spans over two million years of human history and culture. Visit Tate Modern through a Virtual Tour Here » or Here »


Left: Museo del Novecento, Photo © Inexhibit; Right: Modern Art Gallery Milan, Photo by Stefano Stabile

Museo del Novecento
The Museum of the 20th century hosts a collection of over 4,000 works that catalyze the development of 20th-century Italian art. It was established in 2010 with the goal of spreading knowledge of 20th-century art and offering a more comprehensive insight into the collections that the city of Milan has inherited over time. Visit Museo del Novecento through a Virtual Tour Here »

Galleria d'Arte Moderna
The Galleria d'Arte Moderna ("modern art gallery") is a modern art museum in Milan. From 1903 the Galleria d’Arte Moderna preserves the modern art collections of the City of Milan, a heritage of about 3,500 works. The collections are displayed from 1921 within the Villa Reale, one of the masterpieces of Milan's neoclassical era that has been designed by the architect Leopoldo Pollock. Visit Galleria d'Arte Moderna through a Virtual Tour Here »

New York

Left: The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Photo: Lauren Cavalli; Right: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, N.Y., Photo: David Heald, (c)

The Museum of Modern Art in New York was founded in 1929 and was the first museum dedicated to collecting and presenting art from the modern era. Collection highlights include Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, along with more recent works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Murray, Cindy Sherman, and many others. Google only present 129 of those artworks, but they are some of the world’s most notable. Visit MoMA through a Virtual Tour Here »

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Established in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, and research initiatives. The Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond. Visit Guggenheim Museum, New York through a Virtual Tour Here »

The MET, Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Right: Fragonard Room, Virtual Tour of the Frick's collection, Photo: © The Frick Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The museum was opened to the public for the first time in 1870 with the aim “to bring art and art education to the American people”. The MET presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Today, the MET Fifth Avenue is one of the largest museums in the world, with a gross floor area of some 2 million square feet (180,000 square meters). Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Visit The MET through a Virtual Tour Here »

The Frick Collection
Opened to the public in 1935, today the Frick is considered as one of the most important art museums of New York. The Frick Collection houses 16 permanent galleries and several rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. Experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler. Visit The Frick Collection through a Virtual Tour Here »


Left: The Louvre, Thierry Thorel/NurPhoto via Getty Images; Right: The Musée d'Orsay, Photo by Lot-Art

The Louvre
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris. The Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments with more than 60,600 square metres dedicated to the permanent collection. It is the world's most visited museum. Visit The Louvre through a Virtual Tour Here » or through YouVisit Here »

The Orsay Museum
The Orsay Museum (French: Musée d'Orsay) was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914 including Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, Degas’s The Ballet Class and Millet’s Gleaners. Visit The Orsay Museum through a Virtual Tour Here »

Vatican City

The Vatican Museums, Photos by Lot-Art

The Vatican Museums
"The Vatican, the Museum of Museums," not only houses the extensive collections of art and archaeology gathered by the Popes over the centuries, but also some of the Apostolic Palace’s most extraordinary and artistically significant rooms. The museum’s website offers 360-degree virtual tours of the massive collection that resides within the Vatican’s many galleries. Visit The Vatican Museums through a Virtual Tour Here » or through YouVisit Here »

TEFAF 2020, Maastricht

Left: TEFAF 2020, Maastricht; Right: Robilant + Voena Gallery

TEFAF 2020, Maastricht
TEFAF Maastricht continues to be a pillar of the art market, providing a vital destination for collectors to explore the diversity of 7,000 years of art history. It closed earlier this year on March 11th, if you didn't have the chance to visit it, you can do it now thanks to Masterart Virtual Tour Here »

Robilant + Voena Gallery
The gallery deals in fine art from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first, encompassing Old Masters and nineteenth-century painting, classic modern, Italian post-war and contemporary art. Critically acclaimed exhibitions at the gallery have included shows on Antonio Joli and Gaspar van Wittel; as well as surveys of Italian artists such as Lucio Fontana, Paolo Scheggi and Agostino Bonalumi. Visit Robilant + Voena through a Virtual Tour Here »


Left: Adam's, Ireland Virtual Tour; Right: Dorotheum, Vienna Virtual Tour

Adam's, Ireland
James Adam and Sons Ltd, trading as Adam's, is Ireland's leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. Founded in 1887, it is situated in the heart of Dublin on St Stephen's Green. Currently it offers specialist sales ranging from Important Irish Art, Fine Jewellery & Watches, Contemporary & Modern Art, as well as Vintage Wine Sales. Adam's presents its Catalogue Important Irish Art via a virtual tour. Visit Adam's through a Virtual Tour Here »

Dorotheum, Austria
Founded by Emperor Joseph I in 1707, Dorotheum is one of the world’s oldest major auction houses. Discover a piece of Austrian history within the 300-year-old walls of Dorotheum, among the world’s oldest auction houses and leader in Central Europe. Whether contemporary art or old masters, 19th-century paintings or modern art, jewels or antiques, the record results of its top departments always cause a sensation. Visit Dorotheum through a Virtual Tour Here »

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