You can enjoy the culture of the fine arts without having to leave home
The coronavirus pandemic is calling for social distancing and closing many establishments, including movie theaters, museums, symphony halls, and theatres. The good news is that most of these cultural activities can be enjoyed through their social media pages or their website.
If you’re in the mood for fine arts, you can watch the Vancouver Symphony’s final live performance as they will no longer be holding performances. The Marquee streaming service is like Netflix for ballet, opera, and symphony performances.
If you’re an animal fan, then you can check out the updated activity in zoos and aquariums including the Facebook page for the Shedd Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Home Safari live-streams on Facebook. The San Diego Zoo offers live cam streaming so you can enjoy from work or home.
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The Rubin Museum of Art in New York is live-streaming from the popular Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room that’s great when you want to meditate or just having a break from working. You can also look over exhibits on the Google arts and culture home page where you can take digital museum tours and learn art history in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate, the Musée d’Orsay, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the National Gallery in Washington D.C.
There are also some options for interactive art experiences including the popular exhibit by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama called Infinity Mirrors. You can also check out some of the latest murals by the famous street artist, Banksy.
If you’re in the mood to see a musical you can subscribe to the BroadwayHD streaming service that features new favorites and timeless classics from Broadway. They’re offering a free 7 day trial and is only $8.99 per month after the free trial period.
One of the best ways to follow your favorite fine artists is to follow them on their social media pages, so you have a nice break with a bit of culture while your scrolling through your feed.