Enjoying Los Angeles Museums Online From the Comfort of Your Own Home

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For a lot of us, art is what’s keeping us sane during this uncertain and isolating time. You are probably coping with the excess of free time and loneliness by binge-watching something on streaming. Maybe you are catching up on your movie watchlist. Some are even using art to capture the current situation for posterity. Some of us enjoy going out to physically immerse ourselves in art at museums. Right now it might be a little frustrating to not be able to do so. The good news is some of the local art institutions are giving out resources for you to enjoy museums online.

Explore LACMA

Perhaps best known for housing Chris Burden’s Urban Light, which you most definitely have seen in countless Instagram pictures, LACMA is a staple of Los Angeles. Right now you can’t really go take pictures among the iconic light posts. You also can’t really explore their remarkable collections of classic, modern, and contemporary art. However, the museum has established a variety of online resources. Through these, people everywhere can still be able to enjoy their collection and complementary materials. You can browse through the LACMA collection on their website as well as other materials, short films, documentaries, and archives. They have curated a library of videos about their current exhibits, artists, and operations for you to continue your art education even while they’re closed.

Explore The Getty Museums Online

Overlooking the city from the Santa Monica Mountains, The Getty Center is known for a variety of different things. Whether it’s because of the Richar Meier architecture, the collections with centuries’ worth of art from all around the world, the beautiful gardens, or the breathtaking views of the city, The Getty Center draws over a million visitors every year. In order to quench their visitors’ desire for art during this quarantine, they have released a guide on how to enjoy their current exhibits online. You can browse through their exhibit on Michelangelo’s drawings, Assyrian art, and Käthe Kollwitz’s career, as well as their permanent collection. Sure, you can’t really immerse yourself in the gorgeous white stone architecture, but it’s still something.

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