A number of museums and art institutions are currently offering ways to stay engaged, centered and cultured – from home.
Here are just a few options:
“As our community comes together in this time of crisis, the Seattle Symphony will continue sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy. The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.”
The Metropolitan Opera offers a series of free opera streams.
“The Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus. But the orchestra will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge. ‘We hope that through this initiative we can give pleasure to as many people as possible with our music. We already miss our public very much and hope that in this way we can remain in contact with our audience at least virtually,’ says Olaf Maninger, principal cellist and chair of the orchestra’s media board.”
(Wed, Mar 18 from 7:30 – 9:30pm EDT)
The hashtags #Museumathome & #MuseumFromHome bring you wonderful art:
‘Art celebrates humanity.’☀️ ⠀
On the wall of the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate, in Pisa, there’s the last public work painted by Keith Haring.⠀
— Centre for Fine Arts (@BOZARbrussels) March 17, 2020
Hi friends. Even though the AGO building is closed, we want you to know that we’re still going to regularly share art with you, and hopefully add some lightness & maybe even little pockets of joy to your days, in the sea of news updates and statistics.
— Art Gallery of Ontario (@agotoronto) March 17, 2020
And ways of exploring art: There are a number of tours you can take.
For instance, The Frick offers virtual web tours.
You can also:
— Museum of the City of NY (@MuseumofCityNY) March 15, 2020
“12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch”.
– Or choose from the Google Arts & Culture’s 2,500 Museums to virtually attend!
And if you just need a moment of calm:
— hyperallergic (@hyperallergic) March 16, 2020
There’s a #MuseumMomentofZen trending with museums posting images of calming scenes. Here’s François Boucher’s “Landscape with a Water Mill” from our European Art collection. Check out the other tweets to take a break from the stressful news in your timeline. pic.twitter.com/E7zxvx0255
— Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (@nelson_atkins) March 12, 2020