Culture is one of the most important values an individual possesses. It allows the individual to have a broad knowledge of the world and its surroundings. Museums are an excellent source of food for the eagerness for culture and knowledge that proliferates in each of us. However, given the current state of society, visits to museums are something that has remained in the past. But don’t be discouraged, we leave you some suggestions about the best virtual museums so that you can continue to observe the most beautiful works of art and history.
The Broad, Los Angeles
The Broad brings together a collection of contemporary art from the 1950s to the present day. Making it possible for the public to visit these works through its exhibitions and loans to other museums and galleries around the world. This museum presents collections of influential contemporary artists. The Broad was founded by the philanthropists Eli and Edy and is located in downtown Los Angeles (United States of America). This building was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and admission is free. We can still find more than two thousand works of art here. Due to the VOCID-19 Pandemic, The Broad is closed. To counteract this closure, The Broad from Home was created, a set of online initiatives that offer access to music, art and poetry through digital platforms.
Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb
The Museum of Broken Relationships can be found in Zagreb (Croatia) and is dedicated to all those who have had a failed relationship. Founded in 2006, this museum consists of a collection of personal items that remained of the former partner after the relationship ended, and are accompanied by brief descriptions. Initially, this was a travelling exhibition, however, in 2010 the founders acquired a building where the exhibition is permanently located. In 2011, it received the Kenneth Hudson Award for the most innovative museum in Europe. On this museum’s website, you can view some articles and send photos, messages, and recordings about your break-up.
MASP, São Paulo
The Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP) was founded in 1947 by entrepreneur and patron Assis Chateaubriand. It is a private non-profit museum and was the first modern museum in Brazil. This museum gathers more than eleven thousand works, from paintings, sculptures objects to clothing from various periods in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. The current location is on Paulista Avenue and is a project by Lina Bo Bardi, which has become a milestone in the history of 20th-century architecture. MASP has a broad programme of collective and individual exhibitions that focus on Afro-Atlantic and feminist stories
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
The Musée d’Orsay is located in the heart of Paris, opposite the Jardin des Tuileries, alongside the Seine Corsican. It is located in the old Orsay station, this building is the first work of this museum and was inaugurated in 1986. The collections of this museum consist mainly of paintings and sculptures of western art from 1848 to 1914. Here we can find works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Degas, Maurice Denis and Odilon Redon. Here we can also find temporary exhibitions.
If you have never visited these museums, take the opportunity to do so now, if you have already visited them, revisit and remember everything that fascinated you.