TEN ONLINE ARTS RESOURCES TO EXPLORE DURING LOCKDOWN
- not in any special order
- the blue links will open the resource in a new window
This is an initiative by The Arts Society to show 'Lectures At Home'. The first one is available now, Dr Jaqueline Cockburn speaks about Las Meninas by Velazquez.
Upcoming lectures are
Sarah Dunant: 21 April
Mark Hill: 5 May
Nicola Moorby: 19 May
Marc Allum: 2 June
Rebecca Hossack: 16 June
Sandy Burnett: 30 June
2. River and Rowing Museum collection online
You can explore the museum's collection of paintings, photographs, books and posters. One of the curators gives a short talk about the Jan Siberechts' painting, 'Henley from the Wargrave Road'.
3. The Ashmolean Museum https://www.ashmolean.org/stories
Explore a collection of short videos and articles on recent exhibitions (including some on the Last Supper at Pompeii Exhibition curated by Dr Paul Roberts who spoke to us about Pompeii in 2019).
4. The Rijkes Museum, Amsterdam from home https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/from-home
Curators at the Rijkes Museum have chosen a favourite item in the museum's collection and give delightful short talks on them from their home or garden.
5. Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel in Padua
Four short videos by the Khan Academy about this stunning chapel in Padua. (The mission of the Khan Academy is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. There are many other resources to explore).
6. An introduction to the Andy Warhol exhibition at The Tate Watch now
A short introduction by the joint curators to the Warhol exhibition that was planned for 12 March to 6 September.
7. Explore the British Museum
Various options on how to explore the British Museum from home are offered - virtual tours, videos, podcasts, collection details etc. (Many are free, some require you to have a subscription to a music streaming service).
8. Cranach Exhibition at Compton Verney
The exhibition 'Cranach: Artist and Innovator' opened, briefly on 14 March. This is a virtual tour by the curator of the original works by Cranach in the Compton Verney collection, alongside other works that were inspired by his art.
9. The Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture. During closure, the gallery offers a regular culture fix of blogs, videos and podcasts.
10. And finally ... not quite arts but why not try a ballet class online
Silver Swans classes online
Free online ballet exercise classes, designed to get the older generation moving to the music at home. From experienced dancers to those that don’t know their plié from their pointe, older learners of any ability are invited to try out free Silver Swans classes.