Based in Downtown L.A., this contemporary art museum is hoping to engage with viewers at home through socially distanced conversations, poetry and musical experiences.
Their hashtag #TheBroadFromHome is a compilation of exciting digital initiatives dedicated to promoting contemporary art and culture during the lockdown period. In particular, the Infinite Drone series presents a new way of experiencing their artwork through immersive videos of light and sound.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
The British Museum has recently revamped its online collection to accommodate the fast-growing demand for accessible digital content. Visitors to the website can now enjoy nearly 4.5 million objects from over two million records.
Cutting-edge zoom technology allows viewers to see objects in unprecedented detail and high-definition images can be examined up-close from a range of digital devices. Among other things, the launch has seen 280,000 new object photographs and 85,000 new object records published for the very first time, including recent acquisitions by Damien Hirst and Rossetti. The British Museum
MOMA (THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART)
With an evolving collection of more than 86,000 works available online, MoMA in New York has all its digital bases covered. The museum invites art lovers to browse pieces that are currently on display, works that were recently added to the collection and a catalogue of artists that have been featured in MoMA exhibitions.
The Google Arts and Culture partnership with MoMA also features an online exhibit about artist and designer Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Its interactive platform guides the viewer through a comprehensive account of her life and development as an avant-garde artist THE BROAD against the backdrop of World War I.
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM (NEW YORK)
The Guggenheim is offering interactive tours of its winding hallways and spiral staircase accompanied by an audio guide so that visitors can immerse themselves in its iconic building from the comfort of their homes.
Using Google Street View, the public can browse their online collections and museum views such as Tales of Our Time, in which artists explore abstract concepts like place and storytelling. Play around with Google’s filtering tools under “Organise by” and select to view artwork in your preferred colour palette or time period.
Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery with an extensive online section showcasing current, upcoming and past exhibitions. Nigel Cooke: Midnights, a solo exhibition of six works on paper that were created after twilight during the artist’s time in isolation, is now available to view online.
Viewers can navigate their way around paintings filled with dramatic, bold hues of midnight blue and black. Cooke’s nocturnal paintings are accompanied by an explanatory video about the creation of Midnights and the influences behind his work. The artist remarks that the works “celebrate the peaceful unity of the night, the precious value isolation holds for creative expression”.