The University of Bristol’s Liberal Arts Virtual Cultural Arena: Art in the Age of Corona
Necessity is the mother of invention! The whole world is a crazy place right now, but on the plus side, there are so many new, exciting ways to access the cultural productions, works of art, literature, scholarship, and learning opportunities on the interwebs, and the options keep growing. You are not in this alone.
The Bristol Liberal Arts teaching team has compiled a list of online cultural events. This is a mere starting point. Please feel free to add other resources in the comments!
And we would love it if you would share your reflections, thoughts, analyses — tell us what surprised you, what challenged your thinking, what made you understand something in a new way!
Here are our links. Let us know if any don’t work (or just fix them!):
Google Arts and Culture (you can access tours of Musee d’Orsay, the Uffizi, and more)
The Social Distancing Festival (a site for celebrating artists whose work has been cancelled or disrupted)
Neighbourhood Finds (this article reminded me there is wonderful art everywhere)
Kanopy (documentaries, classic/arthouse films, recordings of theatre – access through UoB library site)
Galleries & Museums
Underpinnings Museum – collection and exhibitions online – The Underpinnings Museum: Home
Turkish museums (free virtual tours)
Guggenheim art books
Challenge yourself to be quarantine art!! (love this!)
Bachtrack (the biggest site with live classical music events) now lists over 400 events
The work of The Royal Shakespeare Company (30 days free access)
https://globeplayer.tv/ (Globe Theatre Streaming past productions online- though there are fees for some content)
Past Present (with some nicely timely pieces, aka on quarantine and cabin fever)
Film and Television Broadcasting
Check out Box of Broadcasts!! –log in through U of Bristol single sign on — has an incredible collection!!
Chai Films — 30-day free subscription for Jewish-themed films
Estates and Ancestral and Ancient Sites
Mount Vernon virtual tour (home of George Washington)
You can explore Petra from home!
Free book downloads!
Read our alumna Phoebe Graham’s “Why I Write”
Use Duolingo to learn French, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, or many other languages. It’s great, and it’s free!
Down Dog for Schools. DownDog have made all of their apps completely free for students and teachers until 1st July. Visit www.downdogapp.com/schools to add your school/university email for free access. They offer Yoga, HIIT, Barre, and general 7-min workouts.
Finally, this is a very challenging time, and we need to do our best to stay healthy and happy now we’re a lot more isolated from one another. Here are some links regarding Mental Health .