7 Art Exhibits To Visit From The Comfort Of Your Couch
July 28, 2020 By Pamela Reynolds
Uncertainty can be paralyzing, but one thing is certain in this time of COVID-19 — none of us knows what happens next. As a result, some art galleries, especially those based at universities, have announced that they will remain closed to the general public this fall. Others are open but with contingency plans should things go south. Fortunately, many local venues have launched virtual programs including online exhibits, artist talks and even online concerts and film festivals to save the day. Some plan to keep online exhibits up, even as they swing open their doors to on-site visitors.
Here’s a selection of a few offerings that can be enjoyed from the comfort (and safety) of your own couch. They include slide shows, videos, even 360-degree walk-through tours. Yes, we know that seeing art on a computer pales in comparison with the power of seeing an exhibit in real life. Still, there are advantages. There’s often more time to engage with art, especially if you take the time to listen to artists and curators explaining their process and intent. Plus, no one’s going to reprimand you for grabbing a snack as you watch!
‘Virtual Summer Camp‘
Through Aug. 29
During the pandemic, artists have continued to create. Gallery NAGA shows us what its 41 artists have been up to. From the graphic paintings of South African artist Sophia Ainslie to the textured meditations of Martin Kline in New York, nearly all of the work on view is brand new, and some of it, the gallery says, is still drying in the studio.