Virtual Learning

While life has certainly changed, our commitment to bringing uplifting, artful experiences to our community has not. We hope these resources bring you as much joy as we feel sharing them with you. Have fun touring the museum in 3D or Virtual Reality. Virtually explore the museum with your child with a game of Picture Bingo. Try a memory gamemake a sculpture of your own, or enjoy a walking tour of Arlington Center!

Our 3D/Virtual Reality tour of the Dallin Museum is here!

Enjoy a self-guided, room-by-room tour of the Dallin Museum from anywhere! Get up close to Dallin’s iconic Appeal to the Great Spirit and Paul Revere Monument. Experience fascinating stories behind the artwork, like the time Cyrus and Vittoria had tea with John Singer Sargent. Imagine you are a critic and compare Dallin’s portraits alongside historic photos of his subjects. Learn about Dallin’s work for Indigenous rights, his mentorship of a generation of Boston sculpture students, and much more! This tour can be viewed in 3D on all common desktop, personal, and mobile devices.

Virtual Tour Tips:

  • To expand to full screen, tap/click on the arrows in the upper right corner.
  • To start navigating, tap/click the walking icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • To move around, tap/click on the circles on the floor. Then, tap and drag to view your location in all directions.
  • To zoom in/out on a mobile device or track pad, drag two fingers outward/inward. With a mouse, use the scroll button.
  • To learn about what you are seeing, tap/click on the blue or orange matter tags.

Experience the Dallin Museum in Virtual Reality

Download the Matterport app on your smart phone. Tap the graphic below, and open the tour in the app. Place your phone in a VR viewer like Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear, and follow the directions on the screen.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We are grateful to Blue Immersive Media for sharing their technology and expertise, and to our sustaining sponsors whose support makes this tour and many other Museum experiences possible.

Dan Johnson and Fay Kolhonen
Ken and Betsey Doherty
James and Misty Corey
Grant and Coleen Bennett

Virtual Picture Bingo

Enjoy an adventure through the Dallin Museum with your child, and see how many artworks you can find! This game of Picture Bingo was designed specifically to accompany the Museum’s virtual tour.

 

Cyrus Dallin Memory Game

Fun for kids and grown-ups too! Learn about Cyrus Dallin’s beautiful sculptures with this fun game of memory. Just print and play!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make Your Own Modeling Dough

When Cyrus Dallin was a child, his mother Jane nurtured his love for art by harvesting clay from the banks of nearby streams for them to sculpt little figurines together. The family lived in a two-room cabin in Utah Territory and struggled to make ends meet. There was no money to purchase toys, so Jane would bake the figurines in the oven for Cyrus and his siblings to play with. Sculpt your own figurine and share it with us!

 

Self Guided Cyrus Dallin Arlington Center Walking Tour

Cyrus Dallin endowed Arlington with some of his most masterful public art. Explore Arlington Center on foot and learn the fascinating histories behind these works and some fun facts about Cyrus and his family. Download the Cyrus Dallin Arlington Center Walking Tour or try the mobile version at https://poly.google.com/view/2ahxSSLWhVJ.

Tip! If you are using the mobile tour, refer to the printable version for more detailed descriptions of each site.