Art Around the World

Virtual Museums and Galleries

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Lawrence Montgomery

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The Great Hermitage, St Petersburg


Prepare to travel around the world on a tour of International galleries and Museums. No need to buckle your seat belt, just link up to any of the websites listed below and let the search begin.
  • Walk through the halls of the Rubens Gallery in the Louvre.
  • Stop and examine the Faux marble walls in the Hermitage.
  • Pay a visit to the new Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
  • Imagine sitting in a room in the Courtauld Institute in London along with paintings by Manet, Monet, Gauguin, Renoir and Van Gogh.

Art Museum Websites
    •Borghese Gallery (Rome)
A collection of masterpieces assembled by the great collector and patron of the arts Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century. His passion and instinct for art led him to amass a unique collection that includes many masterpieces of the Baroque style. With links to the Barberini, Corsini and Spada Galleries.
    •Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery (London)
The Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery has one of the most important collections in Britain, including world-famous Old Master, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
    •Jordon National Gallery of Fine Art
The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is one of the major art museums in the Middle East. Its unique and vast permanent collection of modern art from the Developing World is internationally recognized.
    •Louvre Museum (Paris)
A medieval fortress, the palace of the kings of France, and a museum for the last two centuries, the architecture of the Louvre Palace bears witness to more than 800 years of history. Divided into 8 departments, the Louvre collections incorporate works dating from the birth of the great antique civilisations right up to the first half of the XIXth century, thereby confirming its encyclopedic vocation.
    •Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA Shanghai) is the first non-profit, independently-operated contemporary art institution in Shanghai.
    •San Francisco MoMA
Explore selected artworks and artists in SFMOMA's Collections through rich, interactive multimedia programs that feature high-quality images of artworks, documentary photographs, and excerpts from videos and films.
    •The Detroit Institute of Arts
The DIA’s collection is one of the largest, most significant in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. Among the notable are Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco cycle, considered Rivera’s most important work in the U.S.
    •The Hermitage (St. Petersburg)
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century.
    •The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. About 6,500 objects—highlights from each of the Museum's curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the entire Department of American Paintings and Sculpture—can be accessed online.
Education/Art Websites
    •Art In Context
The library's Art in Context web site provides free public access to information that is added by curators, dealers, artists, writers and others from around the world.
An excellent source for museums from around the world with an online presense.

Last updated: January 25 2011, 10:44 am
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