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Art to keep you entertained during the coronavirus shutdown (websites, social media, movies, virtual tours)

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I'm changing the theme of this thread to cover a broad array of online art resources.  Almost all of them are free!

If corona-boredom settles in, Art21 has a slew of award-winning mini documentaries on contemporary artists and it's free for streaming.

 

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Thanks Tweaked!

If you, or anyone, wants to start a list of good art movies/docs I'd love to see it.  I'm talking anything from general art history to a very specific subject like the movie Pollock (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183659/ ) I know so little about any that stuff, but want to learn more!

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The Art of the Steal is a good documentary about the Barnes Collection in Philly.

Camille Claudel is a period piece drama about the artists Camille Claudel and Rodin. I believe it is in French with English subtitles. 

At Eternity's Gate, with Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, was well received. 

For a classic take on Van Gogh, Lust for Life, from 1956 stars Kirk Douglas. 

Mr. Turner is a 2014 biopic about JMW Turner starring Timothy Spall. 

American Splendor is a rather quirky movie about the comic book artist Harvey Pekar starring Paul Giamatti.

 

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Another good tip is to follow art museums on social media or check out art museum websites. A lot will be rolling out online material in the coming days.

The National Gallery in DC is doing a cool Instagram feature whereby they are conducting a daily "tour" of a specific gallery, doing little features on each piece of art in that gallery, and working their way through the entire museum one gallery at a time.  

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is doing a #5womenartists series spotlighting women artists during March. 

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Thanks!   Love the tip on the Nat'l Gallery's insta acct!.

Here's another Van Gogh movie done in his style:

 

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The Washington Post has an article up on their website covering online virtual tours, mostly art related but also some National Parks.

12 virtual-reality tours to check out during the coronavirus outbreak (the article provides direct links to the tours)

offerings include:

The Louvre

Sistine Chapel

Guggenheim Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Smithsonian Natural History

Museum of Modern Art

British Museum

National Parks include Yosemite and Yellowstone.

Also listed is the Great Wall of China and The San Diego Zoo

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Don't forget Mount Vernon, they are getting hit hard as this was their peak season!  They have a good virtual reality tour, and Hubby is getting more digital content up that will be on the YouTube channel and Live streams.  If you need a diversion, I think the lamb cams are up!  They have some funny Washington around DC YouTube shorts.

AND I think they have lesson plans you can download too!

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