Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre…
Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view, thanks to the sponsorship of Shiseido.
MASP, São Paulo
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
British Museum, London
This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.
Vatican and Sistine Chapel
Instilling a sense of wonder in everyone who enters, the 15th-century Sistine Chapel is most renowned for Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes. You’ll have them (and the rest of the place) to yourself if you visit virtually, before making your way through a whole series of Vatican Museums, not least, Raphael’s Room and the New Wing.
The traditional version of a northern lights tour goes something like this: 1. Put on 147 layers. 2. Waddle out into some gorgeous but still undeniably bone-chilling expanse. 3. Wait patiently. 4. Run inside to warm up. 5. Emerge to learn you’ve just missed the show. 6. Repeat until your luck changes.
Of course, the spectacle is totally worth the effort. But one advantage of watching from home, which you can do thanks to Manitoba’s Churchill Northern Studies Centre, is that you eliminate steps 1-5 and cut straight to nature’s most amazing light show. And early spring (i.e., now) happens to be among the best times to be tuning in.
The show is better after dark…
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Studies have found that aquarium-watching helps reduce stress and anxiety, and the virtual version is no exception. Feel your mood improve after a few minutes with the sea otter cam — one of several exhibits live streamed by the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. For serenity now, proceed directly to the aquarium’s famed Kelp Forest or Moon Jellies.
The San Diego Zoo
The USA’s most visited zoo — with more than 3,500 animals in residence — was a pioneer in the world of open-air habitats, and remains a leader in conservation science. You can watch a number of its most beloved inhabitants — from koalas to penguins to the new baby orangutan of the Lost Forest — on live streams. Your virtual visit even has an edge over real life: though mega-celebs Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu were repatriated last year, you’ll still find great archival footage of them on the Panda Cam.
Live Streams and Video-on-demand
Street Art Tours
If you’ve ever turned a city corner to be stopped in your tracks by the Technicolor explosion of a mural, you know the impact of street art. Leisurely urban strolls aren’t available to many of us just now, but you can still explore the world’s best graffiti, from Buenos Aires to Bombay, in Google’s impressive Street Art collection. See giant abstractions transform no-nonsense industrial buildings in Moscow; get spied on by portraits in the arrondissements of Paris; and in Berlin, relive the fall of the wall through its iconic graffiti.
Bryce Canyon stands out among America’s national parks for the concentration and intensity of its hoodoos, those iconic pillars of brilliantly coloured rock that form undulating clusters in bends in the park’s valley walls. It’s easy to see where names like “Fairyland Point” and “Amphitheatre” came from. This ranger-guided tour — one of several created by the Park Service — takes you into the canyon’s corners and over its swells, providing you with behind-the-scenes notes throughout the journey. It’s the next best thing to being there, and an outstanding prelude to an in-person visit.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Only by Alaskan standards could this qualify as small (it’s the state’s smallest national park, in fact). At more than 1000 square miles, Kenai Fjords is home to dozens of glaciers, almost 200 bird species and an amazing array of land mammals. See: hoary marmots, northern bog lemmings and the five resident species of shrew (!). And did we mention the wolverines? On your guided virtual tour, you can kayak through Bear Glacier lagoon and climb into a glacial crevasse—you know, for practice, until you get there in person.
Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes: Mauna Loa (which, when measured from its base, is taller than Everest)—and Kīlauea, one of the earth’s most active volcanoes. Recently reopened after the infamous 2018 eruptions (and now temporarily closed again), the Nahuku Lava Tube is one of several stunning stops on this guided virtual tour.
The Palace of Versailles
Escape to the gilded (and expansive) palace of Versailles, home to French King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette — before the small matter of a revolution, at least. Explore their extravagant (separate) bedchambers, saunter through the Hall of Mirrors, gaze at the pastel ceiling of the Royal Opera House and follow the gravel paths of the renowned royal gardens.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is spread over 21,000 kilometres. To start doing reconnaissance for your own trek across this New Wonder of the World, without wearing out the tread on your gym shoes, visit virtually instead. And soon enough, you’ll be experiencing the real thing. (The oldest sections have been there for about 2,000 years, after all, so in Great Wall Time, this waiting period is the tiniest of blips.)
What’s the Tea? Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, until May 27
Join House of Kings every Wednesday for all the TEA! Each week, House of Kings (a.k.a ZacKey Lime & Alexandher Brandy) will be joined by 2 drag artists, one from Toronto and one from out of town!
Get to know & interact with & support amazing performers + don’t miss smoking hot performances from all involved! Available only on Instagram Live Stream on @houseofkingstoronto
The Break Down:
8pm – 8:15pm: House of Kings
8:15 – 9pm: 1st performer
9pm – 9:15 House of Kings
9:15 – 10pm: 2nd performer
East King Haus Party
Every Tuesday and Friday; 7:00 p.m.
Do you want to get to know some of your favorite performers, host and producers?!
Do you have questions you’ve always wanted to ask? Join on Instagram live with a new guest each episode!
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays at noon
H & D have been separated by unforeseen, apocalyptic circumstances… Forced to move their queer, trans and poly-am relationship online, will H & D be able to handle the long distance? Will their ship crumble under apocalyptic pressures? Magic cannot save them… but maybe they can save each other .
Tune into their dinner dates every MONDAY at 6pm & the Morning After, every TUESDAY at Noon EDT. ONLY on Instagram Live stream, @qpt_kit & @keylimekingto
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Content Advisory: There will be mature conversations, fowl language & sexual innuendos
ROSE BEEF turns to the internet with: Nihilism
Mondays at 8:00 p.m. through June 15
IG live on @MKKUltra or https://www.facebook.com/events/518441428809028/
Hosted by Mikiki, Toronto’s aging-outest Drag Queen, who delivers a searing polemical sermon highlighting the theme of each week’s issue and relating those issues to Contemporary Queer Realities.
Bavarian State Opera
Opera and ballet in the free live stream
The STAATSOPER.TV season 2019/20 again presents several free live streams. New in this season is an expanded video-on-demand offering: four streams can be experienced not only live, but also as part of a 30-day video-on-demand on the website of the Bavarian State Opera.
Live Streams and Video-on-demand
The legendary Berlin Philharmonic is essentially playing house concerts with no door charge. Register for free 30-day access to the orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall, and you can take in hundreds of stunning performances from your sofa. If you do nothing else, watch a snippet of the celebrated new maestro’s debut last summer: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (including the “Ode to Joy” finale ) live at the Brandenburg Gate.
Live Streams and Video-on-demand
The National Theatre, London
Thanks to its long-running NT Live program, the National Theatre has the largest archive of cinema-quality recordings of any theatre in the world, and it will be streaming past performances from the vaults for free on its YouTube channel. Starting April 2, a new play will be available to watch every week, beginning with “One Man, Two Guvnors,” starring James Corden. The National Theatre at Home program will also feature bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks. Other plays to look forward to over the coming weeks include “Jane Eyre,” “Treasure Island” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” starring Tamsin Greig.
Live Stream and Video-on-demand
Dolly Parton’s “Goodnight With Dolly”
Every Thursday beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST, Dolly Parton will read children’s books as part of her new YouTube series “Goodnight with Dolly”.