Stay Home and go to The Louvre and other Museums

With museums and galleries closed around the world, and most of us having to stay home and stay safe, more than 2,000 major institutions are offering virtual tours of their collections.

The British Museum in London, the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and The Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil’s first modern art museum, are all open for virtual tours. American museums, like the J. Paul Getty, the National Gallery and the Guggenheim also host virtual tours.

The tours themselves are interesting and informative and, even more exciting, is that there are searches that  can open up new avenues of appreciation and lead to works and artists you may have never seen before.

The Louvre has its own virtual tours, but for hundreds of other museums and galleries just go to Google’s Arts & Culture pages and choose a venue.

Once you’re there you can search for your, and our, favorite artists and see the wide range of creations and the varied venues around the world, that house their works.The works of many of our Featured Artists, like Alex Katz, Julian Opie and Derrick Adams, will lead you to places that you may not have imagined.

Download and Create Art

It looks like many of us are going to be spending time at home for a while. Even if we can work from home, it’s good to have something creative to do. Many museums and libraries offer free downloadable coloring books that are based on the institutions’ focus and collections.

A unique collection of coloring books was put together by the New York Academy of Medicine, which invited libraries, museums and other organizations to put together coloring books based on their unique interests. More than one hundred institutions have contributed an astounding array of images to color. There are flowers from the New York Botanical Garden, architecture and design from the Smithsonian, dragons from the University of Minnesota, ballet from the Russian State Library and even patent drawings from the Records of the Patent and Trademark Office.

Just Google-ing Downloadable Coloring Books reveals an amazing assortment of subjects and images.

Take a Tour of the Vertu Fine Art Gallery

There is a lot of information on our site about the art and artists whose works are for sale at VFA, and if you haven’t had time to download and read our free ebook How to Identify and Buy Fine Art Prints, now might be a good time to take a look at it.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the work available in our gallery.

References:
Mark Westall. Lisson Gallery presents an enhanced virtual experience for Art Basel viewing Rooms. FAD Magazine. March 2020.
Emma O’Kelly. Art Basel Hong Kong recalibrates with a digital-only edition. Wallpaper. March 20, 2020.
Sarah Crompton. Anish Kapoor: ‘Artists are not makers of luxury goods’. The Guardian. March 14, 2020.
Hakim Bishara. 2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually. Hyperallergic. March 16, 2020.
Hakim Bishara. Dozens of Museums and Libraries Offer Free Downloadable Coloring Books. Hyperallergic. March 19, 2020.