5 Books to Explore Art Museums From Home

Vatican museum painting

Ah, museums. Who doesn’t love losing themselves for a few hours to the arts and artifacts of other times and places? Unfortunately, in times like these, it’s uncertain how soon we can safely return to those beloved institutions that showcase the wonders of fine art. Thankfully, as with many of life’s woes, books can help! If you’re missing the days of wandering through the wings of your favorite fine art museum, these art books are just the thing you’ll need to scratch the itch.


D.R. Baker is a writer and musician based in New York City. Their work has appeared at Book Riot, Submittable, HowlRound, and others.