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5/1/2020

The Tokyo National Museum collects, houses, and displays a comprehensive collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries. The museum also conducts research and investigations concerning its collection of books, rubbings, and photographs, related to fine art, and makes these items available to scholars. Take a walking tour of the museum here. Or view digital images of their collection here.
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Google Earth has made it possible to explore Glacier National Park from the comfort of your home! Click here to wander around, or click here to learn more about the park.
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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature there, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers have digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks offered. Click here to learn more.
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Experience the Royal Academy of Art's Picasso and Paper exhibition from your own home in this YouTube video tour of the galleries. Picasso didn't just draw on paper - he tore it, burnt it, and made it three-dimensional. This exhibition brings together more than 300 works on paper spanning the artist's 80-year career. Click here to watch the 40 minute video.
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Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, this 12-mile route takes you from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. Along the way, you’ll pass waterfalls, deep ravines, snow-capped mountains, and high-altitude farms, all while watching the weather shift from sun to rain. Click here to go on the ride.
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Within the hills above Santa Barbara, California, rises a cliff of sandstone. Nestled inside a small room-sized cave within that sandstone, hidden from view, is one of the best preserved rock art sites in California and of the Chumash people. Potentially as old as thousands of years to as recent as a few hundred years, images inside this cave overlap each other in an unknown relationship and configuration. Click here to view the paintings and learn more.
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Arts and Culture El Dorado has several years worth of gallery exhibitions on display on our website. Click here and scroll down to "Past Gallery Exhibitions," then simply click on an exhibition that interests you!
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Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in his house in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colors, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionism and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration. Click here to take the virtual tour. Click here to learn more about Monet (in English).
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This El Dorado County Facebook group is dedicated to letting people know what businesses and restaurants are offering to-go orders. Chances are high you can still get your favorite meal even while social distancing! Click here to check it out.
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Now available globally, Art Selfie is brought to you by Google and is a playful way to discover art. Install the app (available on for both Android and iPhones), take a selfie, and search thousands of artworks to
see if any look like you. Click here to learn more and get a link to the app store.