Are you missing your favorite New York museums? We’re happy to report that many of the cultural powerhouses, like the Whitney, The Met, and MoMA have reopened, although timed tickets in the opening weeks have been a little hard to get.
There’s a quick and easy way to get inside, however, by attending one of the live virtual programs being offered. Check out our new page on events! As you can see, there’s a lot of opportunities to connect.
New York museums have been keeping their events going online, and joining in is a great way to meet curators, docents, tour some blockbuster shows, and join in on the discussions happening around town about art and the social-justice movement (past and present), women’s issues and history, and even listen to ETHEL play classical music from the virtual Met balcony on Friday night.
For smaller museums, the virtual events have been a great way to broaden programming to a national or international audience. In recent on-line programs produced by Fraunces Tavern, it’s been nice to see colonial history buffs from Virginia and New England join in on the discussion. At last week’s New York Transit Museum’s talk on the 20th Century Limited, a few UK railroad enthusiasts joined in the chat room!
So, it’s a great way to be in the virtual room where it’s happening with others who love history and conversation as much as you do! Take a look at the array of topics and events and register.
Most of the events are free, although after the months-long shut down here, it’s always nice to give a thank-you donation.
This week, we’ll welcome the opening of the Guggenheim and Jewish Museum along Fifth Avenue and the International Center of Photography at its new home on Essex on the Lower East Side, where the Tenement Museum has begun neighborhood walking tours again.