Resources for Experiencing
Visual Art Online
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July 1 from 6-7 pm – the Dalí Museum celebrates their exhibition of photographer Lee Miller’s work with a series of free film conversations focused on Women Who Broke Boundaries. The Dalí assigns a movie that’s available at a low cost or free on one or more digital platforms, they share questions to get you thinking as you watch the film on your own – then everyone meets on Zoom for conversation. The series starts with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, exploring the work of a woman not-as-well-known-as-she-should-be as a scientist and inventor. More here.
The Met shares words and images from powerful and beautiful Artist Books by fayemi shakur, Jennifer Mack-Watkins and Tyler Mitchell that celebrate hope, resilience and Black lives here.
The Met offers a free interactive online feature exploring the power and influence of the Medici dynasty, where you can learn How to Be a Renaissance Influencer, Build Your Brand, find a good Origin Story, look the part and leave a legacy. More here.
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the accessibility of photography these days by inviting you to join the MOMA Photo Club. Every month, guest artists pose a creative challenge – to encourage you to get creative. Experiment and share your work, and explore the photos past prompts have inspired here.
Explore MOMA’s in-depth feature, Violet Chachki on the Art of Drag – as superstar Chachki discusses queerness, families and her tribute to the transgressive French photographer Pierre Molinier here.
The Whitney Museum of American Art offers free Art History From Home programs that explore cutting-edge contemporary art and artists. Recent sessions include how art has been a powerful tool in documenting and building queer communities, how artists use traditional craft techniques to challenge power structures, and a talk with jazz composer and multimedia artist Jason Moran. Many programs are in Spanish. Find the schedule and videos of past programs here.
The Art Institute of Chicago shares an online conversation about Art and Climate Crisis. Join visual artists Gabriela Salazar and Jenny Kendler, choreographer Carrie Hanson, and co-founder of Artists Commit Laura Lupton for a conversation exploring intersections between artistic practice and environmental activism. Available on-demand here, with captions.
San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum invites you to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month through online exhibits, talks, performances and events, cooking demonstrations, reading lists, art activities and lesson plans. More here.
The Morgan Library invites you to explore the work of Helène Aylon, a groundbreaking multimedia and ecofeminist artist who recently passed away due to Covid-19. Her artistic career began in the late 1960s, when she was nearly 40 years old and already a widow raising two children. In 1977 and ‘78, she was among ten women interviewed by the writer Gloria Frym for a volume called Second Stories: Conversations with Women Whose Artistic Careers Began After Thirty-Five. More here.
London’s Tate Modern invites you to explore Yayoi Kusama’s studio, read the transcript of a conversation with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye as the Tate prepares their first exhibition of her haunting portraits, discover indigenous Australian artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye and understand how the work of Filipino American artist Pacita Abad and Black Cuban artist Belkis Ayón offer a ‘vibrant riposte’ to cultural appropriation. Find an exciting array of contemporary global visual artists you can explore online, thanks to the Tate.
As part of the USF Contemporary Art Museum‘s exhibition Marking Monuments, contemporary artists and leading practitioners in public art create strategies to challenge, erase and transform the dominant histories and symbols to offer reimagined representations for equity in the public realm. This panel is the first in a four-part symposium series, Monuments, Markers and Memory, that focuses on the critical exploration of power, politics and activism around public monuments and memorials. More here.
The Whitney Museum of American Art offers free weekly online Art History from Home sessions that cover a wide range of contemporary questions. Plus Artmaking from Home, regular programs in Spanish and art workshops for kids. More here.
NYC’s Morgan Library shares drawings from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and disseminate the work of self-taught African-American artists from the Southeastern United States. More here.
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco shares their permanent collection online, showcasing the work of classic and contemporary artists. Find virtual tours and events, family activities, an Asian food and drink video playlist, downloadable Zoom backgrounds and meditation videos focused on art here.
The Dalí Museum offers a Spanish-language online tour of the permanent collection. More here.
The World Around presents 20 groundbreaking projects from their residency at the Guggenheim, as global critics, scientists, artists and architects use text, drawings, interviews, cinema and the imagination use storytelling as a design tool to explore more optimistic possible futures. View Session One: Pollinators of The World Around →, Session Two: Keepers of The World Around → and Session Three: Builders of The World Around →
Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden and Dr. Colin B. Bailey, Director of NYC’s Morgan Library & Museum share the genesis and mission of these collections, the challenges of physical custodianship in a digital age, and the roles played by leaders of each institution, notably the Morgan’s first director, the African-American librarian and scholar, Belle da Costa Greene. Available on demand here. Find a schedule of the Morgan’s virtual events and concerts here.
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London’s Tate Modern uses a ground-breaking treatment based on nanotechnology to clean Roy Lichtenstein‘s Whaam!, one of the most popular works in the museum’s collection, on display since 1966. Find out more here and explore a dazzling range of contemporary art and artists on the Tate’s website. Plus a look at the skills needed to work behind the scenes in a museum.
at the Florida Holocaust Museum
Explore Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay online here
Take a virtual tour of History, Heritage and Hope created by the FHM and USF here
Take a virtual tour of the Florida Holocaust Museum’s
permanent collection and find resources for teachers here
Search the permanent collection here
Zoom Backgrounds from The Morean
The Morean Arts Center shares colorful digital images you can use to brighten up your Zoom meetings.
Find the Morean’s exciting current exhibitions here, many available online.
For an in-person visit, Women Who Work: A Portrait Project is on display through September 26, thanks to the National Women’s Caucus for Art.
Inspired by the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, St. Pete WCA-FL members have painted 36 diverse portraits of women who keep our city alive. This sampling represents the legions of women whose efforts and achievements deserve honor in the historical record.
The Best Art-World Podcasts
to Listen to Right Now
Online Viewing Rooms
Artsy.net shares online exhibitions from a wide range of the world’s leading galleries.
One Artwork, One Question
The Rijksmuseum Online
Amsterdam’s acclaimed Rijksmuseum is earning rave reviews for their online offerings. You can download digital copies of artworks and even make a print of your favorite detail.
Dive into classic works, listen to in-depth audio and explore a virtual tour of the Highlights Gallery of Honour, using an app on your mobile phone that guides you to works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and more.
Follow the Rijksmuseum on social media for daily looks at artworks in the permanent collection.
Adventures in Art Podcast
Waldemar Januszczak, art critic of London’s Sunday Times, and celebrated art historian Bendor Grosvenor share lively conversations about interesting things that are happening right now in art.
The series started during lockdown and topics include the worst and best museum websites, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio – plus an audio 20th birthday party for the Tate Modern.
Videos Transport You
to the Art Institute of Chicago
Creative Online Art
from the Art Institute of Chicago
The creative staff of the Art Institute of Chicago are offering ways to enhance your online world through art.
Sneak some inspiration into your day. See a new, random artwork from the museum’s vast collection every time you open a new tab in Google Chrome.
Virtual Mural Tour
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance offers a free descriptive virtual tour of St. Pete’s SHINE murals online.
The tour’s designed to make this outdoor public art accessible to visitors facing visual and physical challenges – but it’s also aimed at letting viewers all over the world experience the artwork and the stories behind the murals.
And as recent years have proven, the Arts Alliance tour is a record of some much-beloved murals that have been lost.
[Disclaimer: This tour is produced by Managing
Editor Sheila Cowley and husband Matt Cowley.]
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Online Art Classes for Adults
at Dunedin Fine Art Center
Find these and socially-distant in-person options for adults and youth at
Galleries Creating Exciting
Online Art Experiences
Cheers to London Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak for recommending these contemporary galleries who welcome online viewers with exciting art experiences – including vivid images and in-depth explorations of the art and artists.
David Zwirner Gallery
the David Zwirner Gallery podcast
“Each episode pairs two exceptional makers and thinkers discussing how art shapes, elevates, and shifts our point of view—and the surprising twists and turns of the creative process.” Including a conversation between cartoonists
R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman.
Hauser & Wirth Gallery
“At the moment there’s an online exhibition up devoted to a single work by Louise Bourgeois — her self-portrait as a clock. Every hour, illustrated with a cheeky drawing, represents a different phase of her life.”
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Explore Waldemar Januszczak’s perspective
on all that happened and is happening in art at
Ringling Museum Art Chats
The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota shares a video series of Art Chats – short conversations about artworks between a museum educator and someone working outside the museum field.
Met Escapes For Those Living
with Dementia and Their Caregivers
For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Take a break from the everyday with online explorations of works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC’s collection.
Free – reservations are required and space is limited.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive instructions for joining us online.
Online at the Ringling
The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is offering online programs for families, for people with memory loss and their care partners, and virtual tours in American Sign Language – plus learn-at-home activities, conversations about art and a virtual tour of the Museum’s beautiful garden.
Follow the vibrant artists of Creative Clay on Facebook, where you’ll find a virtual gallery and profiles of member artists.
7 Curators Using Instagram to Provide
Access to Museums during Quarantine
Thank you to Artsy for this compelling gathering of global art, now easily available online.
Anti-Racism Resources in the Art World
In support of Black Lives Matter, Artsy.net is bringing together resources that call for and support systemic change in the art industry.
The art world, like many industries, has a long history of excluding and suppressing voices of color. Systemic change in the art world is long overdue and requires fundamental shifts in all aspects of the industry, from hiring practices to museum collections.
Find essays on these challenges,
nonprofits and initiatives to support
plus 10 Nonprofits you can Support to Amplify Black Voices in the Arts
Contemporary Artists View the Met
Five years ago, The Met invited 120 contemporary artists from around the world to choose artworks that inspire them from the Museum’s collection.
The Artist Project features videos of these artists digging deep into several millennia of art to pull out threads that resonate today.
Iconic Impressionist Works
Many of Impressionisms most beautiful works are in a museum that’s not as famous as they are — but it should be.
Take a virtual tour of London’s Courtauld Gallery
Let actor Bill Nighy give you a tour of the Courtauld’s iconic Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection
The Missing Sounds of New York
MOMA recommends the New York Public Library’s “understandably popular” Missing Sounds of New York: An Auditory Love Letter to New Yorkers.
The New York we know and love is one click away: cabs honking, pigeons cooing, bike messengers whizzing by, strangers gossiping, the hum of a local library. Anywhere you are can now become the city—all you need is Missing Sounds of New York, The New York Public Library’s new album.
A new immersive experience, the album is a collection of audio landscapes that evoke some of the sounds of New York City. Missing Sounds of New York, a partnership with creative agency Mother New York, is a love letter to NYC, connecting New Yorkers around the familiar sounds of urban life that they love and miss during this unprecedented time of social separation.
Each track uses a combination of sounds to create familiar, ambient canvases on which mini stories are placed: a glass breaking in a bar, a dance performance on the subway, an overly enthusiastic baseball fan. Missing Sounds of New York reminds us of what makes New York so special for so many people.
Exhibition On Screen
Exhibition On Screen have long been documenting once-in-a-lifetime exhibits at prominent museums. Their thoughtful programs are available online, including Van Gogh & Japan, Matisse from MOMA and Tate Modern and a rare gathering of Vermeer.
Explore their blog for in-depth explorations of specific works and artists, and their always enlightening Painting of the Week.
Beyond the Uniform
Origin Stories of Latin American and Latino Art
Cheers to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, who launched the redesigned and enhanced Documents of Latin American and Latino Art Digital Archive.
The archive offers free access to more than 8,000 primary source materials that are the essential building blocks for the study and understanding of these major fields of 20th- and 21st-century art.
The first — and still the only — digital humanities initiative within Latin American and Latino art, the archive offers full access to letters, manifestos, newspaper and journal articles, exhibition reviews and writings by artists, critics and curators from Mexico, Central and South America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Latino communities in the United States.
Explore the archive at icaa.mfah.org/s/en
Art for This Moment
El Museo del Barrio Online
New York’s El Museo del Barrio announces the launch of an online archive of exhibition catalogues and brochures from the past fifty years. As important scholarly resources, the digitized publications feature illustrations and texts by artists, scholars, museum professionals, and other experts, that in many cases represent the first, and in some instances, the only existing references on particular artists and/or subjects.
Though previously available to scholars by appointment, full text digital reproductions of these materials are now available for open access to the public for the first time.
Explore the collection at
Find video interviews with Artists
in the Permanent Collection here
Engaging the Creative Spirit in a Time of Pandemic
St. Pete visual artist Bob Barancik has begun the web series Cv19 Musings: Engaging the Creative Spirit in a Time of Pandemic.
Barancik has long been exploring digital platforms for visual art. Here he uses words, visuals, video and voice to reflect on life today.
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Daily Creative Conversations
The Brooklyn Rail is hosting Lunchtime Conversations with Visual Artists, Writers, Filmmakers and Poets via Zoom daily at 1 pm.
The Brooklyn Rail offers critical perspectives on arts, politics and culture.
Compelling Visual Arts Podcasts
Hats off to the New York Times for sharing this amazing list of podcasts about visual art and artists, including curator Helen Molesworth’s Recording Artists. . . an Australian podcast focused on Aboriginal arts, music, theatre and film. . . sculptor Jason Arkles exploring the artists in Florence who inspire him. . . and the intriguing Dr. Janina Ramirez: Art Detective.
Find the full article here
(You may need to create a free reader’s account, to access this feature.)
The acclaimed Tate Britain Museum shares their amazing collection online — 78,000 works by over 4,000 artists from Britain and around the world.
Explore these visual artworks — and many of the artists — as well as creative offerings from
- Four Dancers Choreographing a Response to Artworks at Tate Britain, by Corali, a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability
- Discovering Queer Lives in Art
- Resources from Thick/er Black Lines asking if you see yourself in the Tate’s artwork
- Delve into Elton John’s private photography collection and the music inspired by it
NYC’s Morgan Library
The beautiful and peaceful Morgan Library is offering a range of online experiences, including –
Take a Virtual Walk | City of the Soul: Walks in Rome
In 1870, August Hare published Walks in Rome, an immensely popular guidebook enriched with a wealth of literary quotations. This online exhibition similarly provides an itinerary through visual and literary Rome, allowing visitors to take a virtual walk through the city.
Explore the Morgan’s online exhibitions on a range of topics including selections from Thoreau’s journals read by NYU students, Emily Dickinson’s poems read by poet Lee Ann Brown and a virtual tour of a French scroll depicting world history through the 1400s.
Culture Trip’s Guide to Experiencing Art Virtually
Cheers to Culture Trip for sharing this list of artworks you can experience online, including a virtual version of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room via Art Basel Hong Kong, performance artists at Art Dubai interpreting the idea of healing as an artform — and a range of art podcasts.
And try their guide to Experiencing Colombia From Your Living Room — through books, music, film, dance – and learning the language.
The Museum of Modern Art in NYC (MOMA) invites you to explore
- their digital Magazine
- our YouTube channel
- free online courses on Coursera
- a podcast collaboration with the BBC, The Way I See It
- and a trove of audio with insight from artists, curators, and others.
Experience MOMA’s ekphrastic Poetry Audio Tour of their permanent collection, beginning with Los Angeles poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis’s “The Mirror & the Ribbon,” after Frida Kahlo’s painting Fulang-Chang and I at moma.org/magazine/articles/139. .. .
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Explore the Frick at Your Fingertips
You can experience the beautiful works in Manhattan’s Frick Collection through their
As well, hundreds of lectures and a variety of content on our galleries, past exhibitions and other Frick topics are available on our YouTube channel.
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The Jewish Museum
You can explore The Jewish Museum in Manhattan through their online audio tours. View works on display and hear the artists’ voices at tours.thejewishmuseum.org.
Featured artists include Kehinde Wiley, Isaac Mizrahi and Arlene Schechet. Guides will take you on a virtual Director’s Tour, a tour of even abstract modern works reflecting Jewish Rituals or a Kids and Families Audio Tour.
Go on a virtual visit through the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone in our video interview with the artist as she reflects on twenty-five years of sculpture, painting, and video in her survey exhibition at thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/rachel-feinstein-maiden-mother-crone
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The Art Institute of Chicago lets you explore its vast permanent collection online. . . artic.edu/collection
- with a free app offering detailed audio tours in English, French, Spanish and Mandarin (scroll down this page) – artic.edu/visit/explore-on-your-own/mobile-app-audio-tours
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Take a virtual tour of the Musee d’Orsay
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and of the immersive Monet installation at the Musee de l’Orangerie. . . musee-orangerie.fr/en/article/water-lilies-virtual-visit
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The British Museum. . . research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/
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The National Gallery in DC offers a range of videos exploring current exhibitions. . . nga.gov/audio-video/video/exhibition
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Enjoy a virtual tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam – artsandculture.google.com/partner/rijksmuseum
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and a 360-degree tour of the virtual Sunflower Gallery – a gathering of Van Gogh’s Sunflower paintings from around the world, united online. . . vangoghmuseum.nl/en/news-and-press/news/virtual-sunflower-360-gallery
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A virtual tour of the Uffizi Gallery. . . florence.net/virtual-tour-uffizi-gallery
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A virtual tour of Raphael’s Rooms in the Vatican Museum. . . museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/stanze-di-raffaello/tour-virtuale
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Explore the modern Museo de Arte de São Paulo . . . https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/masp
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Our special exhibition this season celebrates an unusual woman for her time: Dora Kallmus (1881–1963), best known as Madame d’Ora. She had a spectacular career as one of the leading photographic portraitists of the early 20th century. You can dive into the exhibition through our online content.
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Explore the amazing collection of MUAC, the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. . . muac.unam.mx/colecciones