1. Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy
We absolutely adored this exhibition so are thrilled that it should be the first big London show to get a full walk-through virtual tour (40 minutes). There is no voice over; a camera takes you though the galleries, stopping at the key pieces. Inevitably there are some misses but overall, you get a real sense of being there. Others follow suit, please!
Have a read of our review here and see if you agree with us.
2. Andy Warhol, Tate Modern
It's a shorter film (only 7 minutes), but as the two curators talk through the main themes of Tate Modern's current Andy Warhol show (immigrant story, queer identity, death and religion), a camera goes through the galleries as you are 'shown round' by the experts. Adult themes, one for older kids. Click here to see what we thought when went earlier this year.
3. Among the Trees, Southbank Centre
Another shorter tour (just over 4 minutes), but we loved it! Hayward Gallery Director, Ralph Rugoff leads this visual guide and focuses on 2 pieces in particular - Eva Jospin’s Forêt Palatine (2019–20), and Tree of 12 Metres (1980-82), by Giuseppe Penone. Definitely worth a watch! Make sure to read our review after you are finished with the video angelsandurchins.co.uk/whats-on/hayward-gallery/among-the-trees/
4. Vivien Suter, Camden Arts Centre
Bravo to Camden Arts Centre for their engaging tour of their show of Vivien Suter. It's not specifically designed for kids but we thoroughly enjoyed Director Martin Clark's showaround. Click here.
5. Google Arts & Culture app
It's not an exhibition, but the Google Arts and Culture App will walk you through permanent exhibitions and works of art in 2,000 galleries and museums, the world over. Some excellent family gimmicks. Follow the penguin round the Natural History Museum; find the mummy in the British Museum; pit your critical wits against the critics. Great fun.
6. One Minute in a Museum: The Musee du Louvre
Three cartoon characters react to 21 works of art in the Louvre in individual 1 minute YouTube films. Slightly annoying American voices and the characters get in the way of the paintings but they are engaging and you get a good mix of factual background, history and art appreciation in a short time frame.