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Sofa surfing: World-class, oh-wow museums you can tour digitally, right now (including four in North Texas)

While staying at home and practicing safe social distancing are the best courses of action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on cultural landmarks around the world. Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture Project, from New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, to Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, here are six museums you can tour right now — all from your home.

MoMA, New York

The first museum founded to showcase modern art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been doing just that for more than 90 years. From Picasso to Van Gogh, the MoMA is home to incredible pieces of history from the world of contemporary art.

Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City

Tour La Casa Azul, the former home of world-renowned artist Frida Kahlo – and current home to the museum honoring her life and legacy. Visible here are not only works from Kahlo, but also numerous personal belongings including her clothing and a body cast she famously painted while ill.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

On display at the Musée d’Orsay, you’ll discover famous works from French artists who lived and worked between 1848 and 1914. Paintings by Monet, Gauguin and Cézanne, among others, are featured on this Parisienne art tour.

La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

With about 500 of its approximately 20,000 works digitized for this virtual tour, La Galleria Nazionale in Rome features everything from antiquities to seminal pieces representing the Futurist and Surrealist art movements.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

Honoring one of America’s preeminent artists, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum settled in the same New Mexican desert the artist once called home. It is dedicated to enriching visitors about the incredible legacy left by O'Keeffe, with its collection of her paintings, of which 30 can be viewed online.

Rijks Museum, Amsterdam

One of the more thoroughly digitized experiences is Rijks Museum in Amsterdam. With more than 145,000 works to view virtually, enjoy incredible works from artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Verspronck, to name just a few. Looking for more? Travel + Leisure offers more digital tours of incredible art museums. And, in North Texas, check out how some local museums are rising to the stay-at-home challenge, by clicking on their names, below: Dallas Museum of Art Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Nasher Sculpture Center Kimbell Art Museum

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