Experience a world of cultural (or not so cultural) events from the quiet (or not so quiet) of your own home. Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorites currently being shared by artists, designers, architects and museums.
Geometry of Light
This multimedia intervention by Luftwerk in collaboration with Iker Gil was exhibited last fall at the Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. “Geometry of light explores the visible and invisible conditions that shape the close relationship between this historic house and the surrounding trees and river,” says Petra Bachmaier of Luftwerk.
Resonance & Resemblance
Composer / performer Suzanne Thorpe created this sonic meditation – featuring musicians, water, wind, birds and more – for designer Russel Wright’s 79-acre woodland garden, Manitoga, in Garrison, NY. It was in this landscape that designer Russel Wright found peace, inspiration, and resilience.
I am an architect.
YKKAPvideo presents “I am an Architect,” and invites you to “Get up! Grab your pencils, design the city, and inspire the world.”
Everything I know.
Buckminster Fuller was an architect, designer, author, inventor and futurist. He wrote 30 books, registered 28 patents, and designed the Dymaxion house, as well as the geodesic dome for the Montreal Biosphere. Want to know more? Fortunately for you, his 42-hour lecture series Everything I Know is available to watch at the Internet Archive.
National Theatre at Home
London’s acclaimed theatre is sharing Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Twelfth Night and other productions for free on YouTube. Find links to shows here.
T O G E T H E R N E S S
This evolving online exhibition celebrates how continuous creative connection is enhanced by our differences and distances – inspiring a new normal defined by openness, curiosity and collaboration. The project was started by photographer Cas Friese and artist Laura Naples, both of whom had exhibitions cancelled or delayed due to the pandemic. “We decided to curate an online exhibit that illustrates how collectively we are together, despite our distances,” Cas says.
T o g e t h e r n e s s features works by ten contributing artists, who will each exhibit an archival or new work each week.
Nightly Met Opera streams.
Tune in for a free series of encore performances. “We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” says Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “Every night, we’ll offer a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.” The performances begin at 7:30pm and remain available via metopera.org for 23 hours.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Virtual Tour
Take a stroll through this California museum’s stunning collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Exploring the building, designed by Richard Meier, is also a treat. Launch tour here.
FLLW Hollyhock House Virtual Tour
This Virtual Accessibility Experience was created by AVA Inclusivity to increase access to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. Click and tap your way throughout the house, including the roof deck, enjoying 360-degree views and the ability to zoom in on glass details and intricate woodwork. Launch tour here.
Create your own Eames Elephant.
Charles and Ray had a soft spot for elephants. In 1945, while they experimented with molding plywood into compound curves, they designed a group of animals for children to sit on. Thanks to the Eames Office you can make your own Eames Elephant from paper, using this template. Share your creation on Instagram with #myeameselephant to join the virtual herd.