Launching on September 4 the Virtual Online Museum of Art, is billed as the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum, boasting classic and contemporary works from across the globe, all free to view. The collections, curated by museum director Lee Cavaliere, pull from the collections of well-established institutions like the Hermitage Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, spotlighting pieces like Édouard Manet’s "Olympia," on view at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch, at Madrid’s Museo del Prado, as well as modern works from Nan Goldin, Kara Walker, and Li Wei, among others.
One gallery will have an exhibit exploring human connection, while another will feature the "Degenerate Art Show,’" a recreation of the 1937 Nazi exhibit that denounced the work of so-called "degenerate" artists like Max Beckmann and Henri Matisse, part of an ongoing effort to show how art can be used as a tool of oppression. There will also be a focus on up-and-comers, thanks to a commission program that helps innovative artists create their first digital works, with Kenyan-British artist Phoebe Boswell doing the inaugural honors in the museum’s Artist Space.
Source: MAYA STANTON