Frankly, the only thing that helps me stay sane during this time is the imagine the pleasures of returning to the things we once took for granted. Gathering with family and friends, returning to the workplace, going to the grocery store with out high anxiety and visiting our favorite institutions….
Our local museums are doing something wonderful, during this crisis. They’re curating online versions of their institutions so that when you have some time, you can peruse their collections and hopefully garner some of the benefits that looking at art offers.
Here are links of interest:
LACMA – here’s the home page, with a tribute to the late John Baldessari and some reading and listening links of note.
MOCA – launching a new VIRTUAL MOCA on March 23, with daily curations to keep kids and families and all art lovers intrigued. Sign up through their social channels
THE GETTY – here is an article about how to take advantage of what is available, starting with Michaelangelo (whose drawings were on display when the museum had to close), but including a video on mummification, some Bauhaus history and information on their conservation practices.
THE BROAD – the museum urges visitor to follow them on social media for updates, and that’s worth doing because last week they did a live broadcast from their uber-popular Infinity Room.