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Travel: Let's Explore—42 Places to Go from Your Home! Well, the Last 19 Places at least!

Apr 27, 2020 06:04PM ● By Style

Nickolas Muray "Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán", 1939. Courtesy of De Young Museum

Fountain & Tallman Museum

“The Biggest Little Museum in the West” offers digital tours of both the first and second floors. The first-floor exhibits detail the history of the area, including geology; early fires in Placerville, Pearson Soda Works, and the California Gold Rush. The second-floor exhibits cover the lives of Snowshoe Thompson who operated a freight service, Stella Ralston Tracy who composed music at the age of seven and was known for her acting and singing in plays.


Center for Sacramento History

Along with sharing original film productions, Center for Sacramento History is updating its “Staff Favorites” sections with new film clips and posting past Speaker Series events, such as “Devoted to the Union: Sacramento and the Civil War” by Dr. Glenna Mathews, “The Time is Now: The Civic Life of Sacramento’s Nathaniel Colley” by Dr. Mark Brilliant, and “Red Menace! The Sacramento Conspiracy Trial of 1935” by Dr. Kathryn Olmsted. / 


Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum has a selection of meditative art videos designed to help you find some inner peace. Virtual exhibition tours will allow artists and curators to lead you through the world-class galleries bringing art to life, including “Bronze Trident: Meditation Tool or Weapon,” “An Evening with Artist Jean Shin,” “Five Highlights from Awaken,” and more.


de Young Museum

Online offerings at the de Young Museum include the staff’s favorite articles about collections and exhibitions, videos about conservation, interviews with curators, and more to enhance your museum-from-home experience.

Zach Blas, "The Doors" in "Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI". Courtesy of De Young Museum


Nickolas Muray "Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán", 1939. Courtesy of De Young Museum

Legion of Honor

Check out videos about conservation, interviews with curators, and the staff’s favorite articles about collections and exhibitions, including “Explore: Rodin at the Legion of Honor,” “Travel: To Germany with Curatorial Assistant Isabella Holland,” and “Be Dazzled: The Salon Doré (American Period Rooms).”


Museum of Craft & Design

With a mission to make creativity accessible to everyone, the museum has partnered with artists and community collaborators to create new content for at-home projects based on the themes, concepts, and materials found within the museum’s signature programs and exhibitions. Currently in the library of activities, you can find tutorials for newspaper architecture, DIY spirograph, flower crowns, calming bath bombs, and more much.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

A digital art and civic experience, “Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?” is designed to mobilize the Bay Area around the urgent, long-term impact of the 2020 Census. The digital engagements will take a variety of forms, including interactive video games, virtual gatherings, newly commissioned written and filmed artist responses, and more.


Aquarium of the Bay

As part of its Sea Lions in San Francisco STEAM initiative program, Aquarium of the Bay has added at-home resources for teachers and parents, broken down by grade levels. Additional digital programming includes a coloring activity, behind the scenes pictures and videos of the animals, live videos on Facebook and Instagram every Monday and Friday, an online GoFundMe campaign to help support the animals’ care and education programs, and a sea otter live stream camera daily from 10 AM to 12 PM.


Museum of Modern Art

Explore exhibits dating back to 1929; as well as check out the iconic works of Matisse, Picasso, and more at the famed New York City art museum.


National Gallery of Art

At this museum in the country’s capital, you can check out two exhibits online, “American Fashion from 1740 through 1895”, and a collection from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.


Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

View Portraits of African Americans, First Ladies, Votes for Women, and more at the Smithsonian's expansive National Portrait Gallery.


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Google’s Street View feature takes you inside the museum’s exclusive impressionist, post-impressionist, modern, and contemporary era art exhibits.


Musée d’Orsay

Experience the work of iconic French artists such as Monet, Cézanne, and Gaugin; as well as diverse collections including oil paintings, canvas work, modern art, and impressionism.

Musee d'Orsay photo by Sophie Crépy


The Louvre

One of the most famous museums in the world, The Lourve is sharing its exquisite collections, including Egyptian Antiquities, Galerie d'Apollon, and more.

Napoleon Court © Louvre Museum / Antoine Mongodin, courtesy of the Musee du Louvre


The British Museum

London’s British Museum features historic works, including the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, as well as hundreds of remarkable artifacts. From your computer, tour the Great Court in just a few short mouse clicks.


Tate Modern

Housing both national and international collections of art dating between the 1900s and present day, Tate Modern lets you navigate the modern art gallery via Google street view.

Tate Modern by Chris Dorney



With an array of art from names like Vermeer and Rembrandt, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum shares key art from the Dutch Golden Age.


Museo Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was and is the most renowned Latin American artist in the world. This museum was once her home, where she came into the world, lived, and took her last breath. Learn more about her life in the museum’s online exhibit, “Appearances Can Be Deceiving.”


The Munch Museum

Opened in 1963, this museum has a unique collection of approximately 1,100 paintings, 4,500 drawings and 18,000 prints. In addition to highlighting Edvard Munch’s collection, it also features known works of modern art, expressionism, symbolism, and post-impressionism.

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