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There is a way to get a little culture and education while you’re confined to your home. According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world..
Now, you get “go to the museum” and never have to leave your couch.
» Musée d’Orsay, Paris »
» Pergamon Museum, Berlin »
» Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam »
» Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam »
» Uffizi Gallery, Florence »
» British Museum, London »
» MASP, São Paulo »
» National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City »
» The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles »
» National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul »
» Guggenheim Museum, New York »
» National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. »
On August 21, 1911 Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen when Vincenzo Peruggia slipped the small 76-by-53-centimetre painting out of the Louvre underneath his smock. The 16th-century Florentine beauty wasn’t discovered missing until the next day as the Louvre had been closed to the public.
Peruggia was caught two years later. He had been motivated by a desire to return the painting to its homeland in Florence, Italy, where it was located.
Today, millions of people visit the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris each year to catch a glimpse of her enigmatic smile.