Ways to stay entertained while you remain home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The people around the world have been asked to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, almost all major art institution are temporary closed and the way we typically participate in the arts is changing. In-person visitations are no longer available this season.

However, we can still continue to engage culturally and artistically while exercising social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As Pablo Picasso said: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

Here are just a few different ways you can be engaged while staying at home.

Visit online museums:

  1. Glenbow Museum in Calgary launched its first “Glenbow from Home” exhibit on Wednesday. The website allows audiences to go online and virtually view exhibits inside the museum.
  2. London’s National Gallery provides panoramic views of the Gallery in 360° in collaboration with Google Street View.
  3. Tour the museum’s Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone here in British Museum of London.
  4. Get a close look at the works of Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and hundreds of other French painters here in Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
  5. The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern art museum. Visit here.
  6. the Canadian Museum of History provides an opportunity to observe a standout ceiling mural even closer than you can in person in one virtual exhibit
  7. Through a partnership with Google Arts & Culture, The National Ballet of Canada shows the history of The Nutcracker ballet in numerous slides and photos online, including a video explaining how a dancing horse costume is brought to life on stage.

Theater online productions:

  1. Theatre Alberta prepared online Events and Shows for you
  2. For a limited time, Houston’s Alley Theatre will allow you to stream their production of “1984” from the comfort of your home.
  3. Watch the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) in its “Live from Home” series.

Music:

  1. The Seattle Symphony is organizing free live stream and broadcast via YouTube and Facebook until the orchestra can return to Benaroya Hall.
  2. Watch and listen to live-stream and music from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
  3. Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra has announced plans to release videos for viewing to enjoy while practicing social distancing.
  4. Glamour shared a bunch of resources with streaming shows from artists around the world
  5. #CanadaPerforms made a list of artists who perform online in Canada

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