At Autumn View Gardens, we arrange visits to many museums near Creve Coeur, MO. However, a virtual tour fills that gap when you're unable to go or you simply want to explore beyond the boundaries of your city. For even more fun, get a group of neighbors from your assisted living community together for a virtual field trip.
Possibly the most famous museum in the world is the Louvre in Paris, France. It houses some of the oldest and most precious artifacts on the planet, and you can spend weeks in its halls without seeing everything it houses. You can see the Mona Lisa, explore the Egyptology section and be transported to Louis XIV's apartments with original furnishings and fabrics from the era. There are five tours to choose from:
These tours are available for free online, but they do require a good internet connection. The tours are fully interactive and let you go along at your own pace, so you can linger at your favorites or skip the parts that aren't of interest to you.
The J Paul Getty Museum is a must-see when you're in Los Angeles, CA. It's where cultural significance and art expression meet, with over 6,000 years' worth of art and artifacts. The museum offers a glimpse of art that ranges from the Neolithic era to modern art spanning canvasses and everyday items. It offers a glimpse into the psyche of the artist and why all art is relevant. The virtual tours change from time to time, but some examples of virtual tours include:
Undoubtedly an art lover's dream, Rijksmuseum is home to some of the most influential art pieces by the Dutch masters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Steen and Hals. It also features one of the most digitally accessible platforms for those who can't make it to the museum. Expect to find a long list of tours, including:
There are several other sections with tours listed under each, such as Rembrandt, Music, Colonial Past, Building, Soundtracks, Irma Boom: Art and Books, Women on Paper and The Best of the Rijksmuseum.
The collection of arts and historical artifacts held at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., is world-renowned. Although there are several campuses that hold a variety of different artifacts, not everyone can visit these physical locations. The Smithsonian provides a long list of relevant online events you can join without changing out of your pajamas. These virtual tours include those that cover the Asian Art Museum, the Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Associates, the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Visitor Center. Some examples include:
The Sistine Chapel is a Vatican museum that houses possibly the most famous ceiling painting in the world, the ceiling painted by Michelangelo in the 1500s. The chapel also houses some of the world's oldest fresco paintings. The stories depicted in the chapel are Biblical themes that span the stories of Genesis and include New Testament references, such as the letters Paul wrote to the churches. For those who enjoy the historical relevance of Biblical references, the chapel is a must-see.
The virtual options include a video of the chapel or a fully interactive virtual tour that allows you to move around the chapel as you wish. This type of virtual tour requires a good internet connection to experience the full effect of the tour.
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