To visit the Museum of the Republican Memory, installed in the Mercês Convent, it is not necessary to travel to Maranhão. Considered one of the Seven Treasures of São Luís, it has the building closed due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus, but it opened a window. On the computer or on the cell phone it is possible to take a virtual tour of the museum. The tour is available on the website eravirtual.org.
A tour can also be done by paintings by Brazilian painters Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti and Cândido Portinari and by great world names like Rafael, Mantegna, Botticceli, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh. They are exposed in the Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (Masp).
The largest open air museum in the world, the Inhotim, is located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. Its facilities were not affected by the mud of the Córrego do Feijão dam. In the virtual tour of Inhotim, it is possible to visit the Botanical Garden and the various works of art and sculptures exposed outdoors.
THE Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram) has in its online collection dozens of museums located in all Brazilian regions.
Henrique Costa, a civil servant, found the initiative fantastic. With the coronavirus crisis, lawyer Karen Ramos for now will not be able to travel, which is what she likes to do. But you have the internet as an alternative.
In the website New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) there are several videos, texts and photos of the works on display. There is also a 360º walk around the building.
The online visit to Louvre Museum, in Paris, makes it possible to see in detail one of the most famous works in the world, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci. Whoever takes the virtual tour can see the painting and be surprised by the size of the work.
Many other museums can be seen, such as the Reina Sofia, in Madrid, Spain, with the famous Guernica, by Picasso, and several works by the Spanish Salvador Dali.
In Argentina, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Malba) also has a virtual tour. That's where Abapuru, by Brazilian Tarsila do Amaral, is located, as well as works by Cândido Portinari and the Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
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