Art in the time of COVID-19

Hope Forstenzer

We’re all not allowed to go out, so we can make the art come to us!

In this time of social distancing, and the closing of the venues that we use to make art and culture available to us, we can use the internet to visit places virtually that we can’t actually go to physically.

Here’s a list of fantastic online art and culture for while we’re all in our homes:

The British Museum has an interactive self guided tour that can literally keep you busy for hours:

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has an Art Camera that allows you to zoom yourself closer to 12 pieces of iconic art than you ever would be able to in person:

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has online tours and discussions of individual artworks that only a paid guided tour would normally provide:

The Met 360 Project is made up of short, beautiful videos that tour different galleries and locations of the family of museums that are New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Condé Nast Traveler has a comprehensive list of museum tours you can take, operas, and symphonies that you can watch at home:

Visual art not where you’re at right now? Those who love plays and musicals can find ways to stream them via Broadway Direct: