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Coronavirus: Here Are All the Ways to Get Your Culture Fix While Stuck at Home

In just a matter of days, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the American way of life. Many schools and restaurants are closed, along with museums, aquariums, and movie theaters.

On the positive side, we live in an age where technology offers us opportunities to virtually tour many of these spots from the Met to the Royal Opera House in London. Channeling our anxiety and pent-up energy into more productive and educational activities is never a bad thing, right?

To that end, here’s a running list of way to get your culture fix while you’re stuck at home, socially distance from the world.

Museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Tate, and the Art Institute of Chicago—those are just a handful of the museums who have online galleries available for viewing. Check out Google’s handy arts and culture home page for an easy guide. Or check out their social media pages for some art history lessons.

Art Experiences

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors: The Japanese artist’s exhibit has been traveling the country, but you can get a taste of what it’s like now via video.

Banksy murals: Check out the street work of the mysterious artist from the comfort of your couch.

Symphonies, Plays, and Ballets

Vancouver Symphony: The orchestra’s final live performance (for a while) on March 15 was live-streamed and is still available for viewing here.

Berlin Philharmonic: Check out multiple beautiful performances in this online treasure trove of classical music.

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