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One of my current projects is for a journal special issue on reading Proust at home during the coronavirus crisis. My article takes as its inspiration a scene from A la recherche du temps perdu’s third volume where the narrator inadvertently delays a dinner party because he is so fascinated by his hosts’ collection of works by the novel’s fictional painter Elstir. This scene describes these invented paintings in great detail and references a number of real artists as well. My project considers this and other scenes of viewing art in Proust as virtual museums, which, like the increasingly popular digital museum tours offered during the crisis, help compensate for the loss of physical spaces in which to view art. Ultimately, I argue that imaginative immersion in Proust’s virtual museum offers the homebound reader a pleasurable escape from the quotidian that expands their ability to appreciate visual art outside of the text.