Celebrate the arts, history, and nature from home

The COVID-19 outbreak is devastating the arts community locally and globally, resulting in closures of museums, galleries, concert venues, and other public spaces reliant on ticket income and a steady stream of visitors. 

Triptych of a still from an art museum showing a contributor to their online content, a spring blossom and a collection of historical objects from the Penn Museum available for exploring virtually online.

Yet, while social distancing guidelines are limiting our physical interactions with cultural venues, engaging with art and nature remains an important restorative tool against feelings of isolation and despair that may emerge.

While Penn’s arts and culture centers remain closed for the time being, they are still finding ways to sustain connections through online collections and programs, providing enriching and educational experiences that can be enjoyed in the safety of one’s own home.

Enjoy lectures and videos from  “Penn Museum at Home” and “Morris From Home.” The Annenberg Center @ Home blog and Institute of Contemporary Art’s “I Is for Institute” bring the content of their exhibits and programming to your home. And for a little peace of mind, ICA hosts a weekly guided-meditation series called “Mindfulness at the Museum.”

Read more at The Power of Penn.