The Best Culture You Can Experience From Home
While we’re not sure when we’ll be able to go to a concert, theater show or museum, many of our favorite artists and cultural institutions have brought their experiences to us in the form of streaming performances and virtual tours. We have rounded up a few of our favorites that we think are worth checking out so grab your favorite beverage, pick a comfy seat and enjoy!
You can catch weekly performances and archived concerts from artists and DJs like Diplo, Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright . TimeOut has an up-to-date list of daily performances here.
You can access previous performances from the LA Phil such as last year’s Centennial Birthday Gala as well as a new series, LA Phil at Home, which features performances from their top instrumentalists.
Photo by Kit Leong
Basquiat fans should take a curator-led virtual tour of the award winning exhibition, ‘Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines’ courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Take the opportunity to explore the Rijksmuseum, an oasis of classical Dutch art, Asian artefacts and 17th-century silver and porcelain. If you just want to see the greatest hits, they have created Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close, which features several of Rembrandt’s classics including ‘The Night Watch’.
London’s venerable National Theatre has a treasure trove of excellent recordings of past productions and now it is streaming one play per week for free, every Thursday on YouTube. This week’s offering is an action packed rendition of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, a tragedy in which the hoi polloi of Rome turn against an arrogant war hero when he refuses to show them his scars featuring Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager and The Avengers).
The Public Theater’s beloved Shakespeare in the Park has been canceled this year, but you still have a few more days to catch this delightful 2019 staging of the Bard’s tart-tongued romcom Much Ado About Nothing starring Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. Watch it here.
If you are looking for more contemporary material, the Astoria Performing Arts Center has created a weekly series The Insiders: Musicals from the Quarantine, which offers premieres of new original musicals written in response to the current crisis. Take a look here.