Some online art to visit during the coronavirus quarantine

I was lucky enough to have decided to take an art writing course just as the quarantine started, and hence have been provided many wonderful online art resources over the last 6 weeks.

No, it hasn’t made the quarantine that much easier, but the following links have offered me a moment or two of respite from the incessant demands of two young children, running a household and trying to figure out how to keep a small business afloat. I hope that they may do the same for you.

Many thanks to Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Aimee Walleston (the instructor). I found Writing for the Art World – Style and Substance to be a high-quality course that challenged me to write better and stimulated me intellectually. Aimee and a few others at Sotheby’s deserve much of the credit for this list. On to some art to enjoy online!

I may add to this list over time!

Articles to read

16 Artists Respond to the Covid-19 Crisis With Poignant New Works by Julie Belcove

The Last Days of the Art World … and Perhaps the First Days of a New One Life after the coronavirus will be very different. by Jerry Saltz

Museums Are Finding New Ways to Connect with Art Lovers Online during Quarantine

Virtual shows/tours

Match your mood to a piece of artwork at the Tate

Cocktails with a curator at the Frick (every Friday)

Faces of Frida

Google Arts and Culture – visit all the big museums here!

2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually – Hakim Bishara

5 Must-See Shows at Blue-Chip Galleries You Can View Online by Artsy

3 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home by Roberta Smith, Will Heinrich and Jason Farago

Take a Virtual Tour of New York’s Museum District by Michael Kimmelman – Looking for something weird/different? Look no further. Think all I can do is quote the site: “Silicon Valet is pleased to present Well Now WTF? An online exhibition curated by Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, and Wade Wallerstein featuring over 80 artists with moving image practices.” Worth a look if you have time. And for insight, read Wade Wallerstein’s exhibition essay.


Timeline’s Dark Ages series – A 4-part series that will make you rethink what you know about this period of history (free on YouTube)

82 & Fifth A web series from the Met (also available as an app) with short episodes that explore various articles from their collection. (free online)

10 Binge-Worthy Art Podcasts in the Age of Coronavirus By Jori Finkel

Marcel Duchamps – The Art of the Possible (Feature-length film for rent or purchase on Amazon and iTunes)

The Price of Everything (Feature-length film available if you have HBO)

The Best Art Podcasts You Should be Listening to in 2019