Welcome to Artful Weekend! With area museums and galleries temporarily closed as a COVID-19 precaution, we will now guide you to fun and interesting exhibits and more that you can enjoy from home. Increasingly, art institutions are devising new ways of engaging with art lovers from afar, and we will do our best to keep you informed about them. In the meantime, here are some artful activities for adults and children to enjoy this weekend and beyond.
Women’s History Month may be drawing to an end, but it’s not too late to take in some exhibits featuring works by women artists. Two to see: No Man’s Land: Women Artists From the Rubell Family Collection is an immersive online tour featuring 37 of the brightest female contemporary artists working today. Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the first major thematic show to explore the artistic achievements of Native women, features artwork and videos on view at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art’s online gallery.
Mini Curator Talks
Throughout 2013, The Metropolitan Museum of Art invited 100 curators from across the Museum to talk about 100 works of art that changed the way they see the world, and eleven Museum photographers to interpret their vision. See their selections and hear their insightful commentary on 82nd and 5th, two-minute video episodes linking historical art and culture to a broader conversation.
In her award-winning children’s book Tar Beach, noted quilter, painter, and mixed media sculptor Faith Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the ‘tar beach’ of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Ringgold herself hosts an online story time, reading from her famed book in this YouTube video.
Over at the Whitney Museum of Art, guided online tours introduce children 6-10 years of age to the works of famous artists like Stewart Davis, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, and Georgia O’Keefe, as well as works from the Whitney Biennial.