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Museums, galleries, theaters and exhibitions from all over the world have been quick to react to forced closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Countless cultural experiences have been brought to our small screens as we spend more time at home. And while nothing can replicate the swell of a live orchestra or the quiet murmur of an art gallery, there are numerous cultural experiences at your fingertips to help make your time indoors more artful and imaginative.
CNN Style has selected some of the most fascinating, immersive concerts, museum tours and other virtual experiences you can take part in without having to physically be there, and we think they are definitely worth checking out!
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App A.I. Gahuku creates Renaissance-inspired paintings from selfies. Produced by Tokyo-based developer Sato, the online tool generates an impressive oil painting version of photos uploaded with the results shareable on social media.
The J. Paul Getty Museum has challenged the public to recreate famous paintings in the museum with household items. For inspiration, the Getty Museum archive is available to view online and includes books, artworks and videos. You can also view the Twitter thread of masterpiece recreations.
Bring out your creative side with an artist activity pack
The ‘Art is where the home is’ art pack has been curated by artists like Jeremy Deller, Annie Morris and Antony Gormley. The pack — which is downloadable for free — sets creative prompts to try at home, only requiring items like paper and pencils.
Take a virtual tour of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s properties
The project #WrightVirtualVisits brings a number of iconic buildings designed by Wright into the virtual realm. Properties showcased so far have included Fallingwater, Hollyhock House and Taliesin West. The virtual tours began April 2 and will be continuing every Thursday on social media. There are 12 participating sites including Unity Temple and Westcott House.
Live-stream opera singer Andrea Bocelli on Easter Sunday
Curator-led tours of Tate exhibitions
The Tate has launched free online film tours of major exhibitions. A virtual tour of Andy Warhol’s exhibition led by Director of Tate’s Collection of International Art, Gregor Muir, was uploaded to their YouTube channel April 6. A guided tour of the Aubrey Beardsley exhibit led by curator Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, will be uploaded on April 13.
by AJ Willingham, CNN, Hena Sharma, CNN for