Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Covid-19 has left the world frozen in time - most of us can’t leave our homes for non-essential purposes. But while the outside world is out of our reach physically, galleries around the world have begun working to get their art to you - in the comfort of your home, for free.
Virtual tours of several iconic museums, national parks, and galleries have become extremely popular in recent months, and today, we bring you a few of our favourite online destinations to see some gorgeous pieces of art.
1. The Frick Collection :
Located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the Frick Collection houses the artworks collected by industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick. The internationally recognised collection includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, and decorative art, all housed in his own former residence. The collection includes pieces such as The Progress of Love by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and multiple paintings by Dutch painters like Johannes Vermeer and Jacob van Ruisdael. Art from all around the world has found its way into the house, ranging from Spanish and French paintings, to Italian Renaissance works, and Chinese porcelains.
The gallery has, during the spread of the pandemic, started an e-news list, ‘Frick at Your Fingertips’ with updates and information about its various online resources, including a video series, online visits for school, and several webinars. Virtual exhibitions of several of their beautiful collections can be found on their website, with detailed information on every piece.