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

The Commodification Of Contemporary Art? by Barden Prisant

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

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