Virtual Exhibitions to Explore: March 2021

More exhibitions have been made available to view online to help ensure that you get your cultural fix.

Music, Makers and Machines, Google Arts & Culture: this newly launched and permanent exhibition explores the history and legacy of electronic music by bringing together objects, interactive elements and tours around displays that feature parts of this history from around the world. If you love electronic music or simply happen to be fascinated with music history then you can now explore to your hearts content.

Here to Stay: A Decade of Remarkable Acquisitions and Their Stories exhibition, Van Gogh Museum: like so many museums, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been shut for quite some time and so people have not been able to visit its new exhibition. Here to Stay features a large large selection of artworks that have been added to the acclaimed museum collection in the past 10 years – most of the works on display are not by Van Gogh but by his contemporaries. It includes works by the likes of Edvard Munch, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas and reveals some of the stories behind the acquisitions, with curators offering a glimpse behind the scene. This online preview highlights a selection of the key works included in the exhibition.

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things, National Portrait Gallery: the London gallery has made available four films that take visitors into the exhibition, led by curator Robin Muir to explore the world of the glamorous and stylish people of the 1920’s and 1930’s as photographed by the renowned British photographer.

Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul, Royal Academy of Arts: didn’t get a chance to catch the Royal Academy’s exhibition before lockdown? Don’t worry, you can now watch a special online tour that delves deep into the similarities between the two artist’s work despite being born a hundred years apart. The exhibition and the Royal Academy is set to reopen its doors again on the 18th May – but this gives you a tantalising hint of what to expect if you want to visit in person.

Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi, Somerset House: take a virtual tour of Somerset House’s exhibition exploring the legacy of mushrooms and its potential importance in protecting the planet as designers experiment it as a sustainable material in fashion, homewares and architecture. The exhibition was halfway through its run when it was shut due to lockdown last year.

Anno’s Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa, Japan House London: discover the latest exhibition to be displayed at the Japan House, which celebrates the works of Japanese illustrator Anno Mitsumasa and features 89 works. It uses 3D technology to allow visitors to really explore the work up close.

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