Take a 360° Look Around the Met Without Leaving Your Home

Shaunacy Ferro

Thanks to virtual reality, you can “visit” plenty of museums without ever stepping outside. The latest cultural institution to offer digital glimpses of its exhibits is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the largest art museum in the U.S., which recently released a 360° video of its Great Hall (as spotted by Arch Daily).

Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, the Neoclassical entry hall funnels some 6 million visitors into the museum each year. The video gives you glimpses of the grandiose space as you’d never see it as a regular visitor, though—you get to see how the enormous flower arrangements are created and soar far above the crowds.

The hall’s decor has changed substantially over time, and you can also take a look at what kind of decor was fashionable decades ago through the Met’s historic slideshow.

[h/t Arch Daily]

All images by the Metropolitan Museum of Art via Facebook