We all may be stuck inside, and the physical art museums may be closed. But it’s the 21st century and thankfully we have more ways than one to view many of the world’s art museums. Better yet, they have separated their artworks and inspiration(s) into neat categories on Pinterest; a site for “pinning” interesting photos and DIY projects in streamlined categories known as boards. With that being said, let’s check out some art museums on Pinterest!
Newer of a creation than the internet itself, Pinterest allows anyone another avenue through which to showcase their individual aesthetic. There are hundreds of collections on the site. It would take all day, maybe even more, to dive into what the site offers. Portraits, paintings, sculptures…name it, it’s probably there; alongside further inspired images from the artwork in the physical galleries. Here are several to get you started, beginning with one of my own favorites!
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art- Kansas City, MO
My personal favorite exhibit in their permanent collection are the paintings from the Dutch Golden Age masters. You can view them on Pinterest or, furthermore, the museum’s website without even leaving the comfort of your couch.
The Tate Gallery- London, UK
One of the Tate’s boards stands out the most in the world’s current state: A DIY inspiration board. How many of us have already tried some new things at home? Art? Cooking? Meditation? Well, take a look at this board for some further artistic inspiration. From weaving, to drawing, to making a little robot…there is plenty to view.
The MET – New York City, NY
The Met’s collection of art is extensive. If you like vintage fashion, check out this board!
The Louvre: Paris, France
Does quarantine have you in the mood for a new hair style? Well you are in luck; The Louvre has just the board for that.
MFA Boston- Boston, MA
Wolf, wolf, bow, wow. Do you like dogs? Look no further than MFA Boston’s board dedicated to the loyal canine!
Rijks Museum: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Tulipmania board is worth a look. From vases to paintings, the beautiful flower is well-represented.
National Gallery of Art- Washington, DC
The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC showcases their collection(s) in both the West and East buildings as well as the sculpture garden. One of my favorite exhibitions in the museum are the Degas sculptures.
Museo Del Prado- Madrid, Spain
Interested in learning about art restoration? The Museo Del Prado has a board filled with pins that link to various articles written on the subject from their museum.
MoCADA – The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts- Brooklyn, NY
MoCADA has an amazing board dedicated to vintage photography of African Americans and African culture in general.