Theater and the Arts

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Theater and the Arts

Apr 15, 2020 4 min read

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The Hillwood Estate

Students can view the Hillwood Estate’s collection from home now. The estate’s website allows visitors to explore the grounds and listen to recorded lectures.

Museu Picasso

The Barcelona museum featuring Picasso’s art provides a free online tour of exhibits and the museum’s facilities.

Department of Sound

Students can participate in a free four week online camp, Summer Sound, that helps them learn music.

The Kennedy Center

Students can explore various online resources, such as dance, music, and art. Parents can also access lesson plans for students at varying grade levels.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Students can virtually discover new artists and masterpieces at The Art Institute. The museum’s website offers videos, blogs, resources about art, and a special review of the El Greco exhibit.

Google Arts & Culture

In conjunction with more than 500 museums and galleries worldwide, Google created online experiences for learners.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

In this 360° virtual tour, students can explore the museum’s Hall of the Dynasties and the Galleries of Sixteenth-Century Venetian Painting. The works of artists such as Tintoretto, Titian, and El Greco are displayed throughout the gallery.

MusicFirst

Students can learn about music theory and site reading at this online platform. Access is free if your school is closed due to COVID-19.

The American Museum of Natural History

Students can explore the online exhibits (Pictures of Nature and Highlights from the Museum of Natural History) through a virtual tour.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Getty provides access to various online exhibits and students can explore and learn about more than 15,000 pieces of art and history.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This museum offers virtual tours and includes the works for Rembrandt and Vermeer.

British Museum, London

In their virtual tour, students can explore artifacts throughout history from across the globe. 

The Musee d’Orsay, Paris

The virtual tour of this art museum allows online visitors to explore its hallways, viewing the works of Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Monet.

The Palace of Versailles

A virtual tour, pictures, and video help students explore the historical French Palace of Versailles. Here, students can learn about the political, historical, and artistic impact of the palace.

National Gallery of Art

You can visit the National Gallery of Art online engaging in visual and audio resources, virtual tours of the museum’s collections of Raphael and Degas. The museum’s new exhibit called “True to Nature” is also available.

The Acropolis, Athens

Students can explore the remains of Athens’ ancient Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus, and more in these virtual tours. The site also includes detailed information about the various Greek archeological sites.

The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy offers a virtual tour of its “Sensing Spaces” exhibit. Students can take advantage of the 360° images of an ambitious art exhibit.

Tomb of Meresankh III

This virtual tour of an excellently preserved and unique Egyptian tomb helps students learn about ancient Egypt. 

The Vatican Virtual Tour

Explore the Vatican online, students can visit the Sistine Chapel, the extensive Vatican Museums, and archeological digs in Rome.

The Globe

April performances from The Globe (Shakespeare’s theater in the UK) will be streamed for free online. Viewers can watch Romeo and JulietA Midsummer’s Night Dream, and Hamlet.

Folger Shakespeare Library

D.C.’s own Shakespeare library and theater is offering free access to seven full-cast audio recordings of plays such as HamletRomeo and Juliet, and Othello. The library is also providing free access to their video recording of Macbeth. These resources are available free of charge through July 1st, 2020.

Metropolitan Opera

The opera released a free series of encore performances such as Verdi’s Macbeth, and Don Carlo. New Daily performances become available at 7:30 pm EST and are available for 23 hours.