As we’re spending a lot of time at home during the coronavirus, the magic of art, history and culture come to our fingertips via at-home experiences curated by museums across the nation. Check out our favorite virtual museum experiences below and have fun with it! Drop us a line in the comments below about your favorite museum activity from this list or another awesome one you’ve come across.
The Culture Corner with Meadows Museum at SMU Dallas
The museum’s special events manager Robin Benson Linek explores Spanish food, beverages, and other aspects of Spanish culture. Click below for a taste of Spain without leaving home! Learn more about the Meadows Museum here.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Attractions
Get an up close look at the rare exhibits and artifacts in the Ripley’s collection. While the Spanish may have conquered the Central Valleys region of Mexico nearly 400 years ago, millennia of history still remains. Once you check out the video, browse additional clips – all fun, weird and sometimes eerie!
Andy Warhol’s Making It: Screen Tests
Who doesn’t love some art and culture from the renowned Andy Warhol? Develop your own on-screen personality using Warhol’s “recipe.” Compare and contrast Warhol’s Screen Tests to Hollywood screen tests and discuss how “living portraits” can be created using film. Click here to get started.
Artist Exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
Los Angeles–based artist Ann Greene Kelly looks to the tradition of the readymade (common objects displayed as works of art), combining everyday items, such as mattresses and tires, with plaster, stone, and other sculptural materials. These unique combinations invest the objects with a sense of affection and understanding that is both distinctive and familiar, while simultaneously opening up new and engaging modes of sculpture. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo institutional presentation. See it here.
Bonus: See additional online exhibits with VR experiences from ICA LA here.
Behind the Scenes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Go behind the scenes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (located in Pittsburgh, PA). The museum, one of the top natural history museums in the country, currently features online experiences about zoology, paleontology and more science and history. This is one for all ages! Click here to see all the subjects, plus many more experiences from the all of the Carnegie Museums.