[In the wake of their physical spaces closing, individual institutions have bulked up their online output. The Met
has released five decades of catalogues free for perusal, and MoMA’s
#MuseumFromHome programme provides interactive projects, podcasts and arts recommendations. Elsewhere, The ICA
has set up a daily newsletter brimming with links to read, watch and listen to, while Tate Kids
has collated a fantastic set of creative prompts for children stuck indoors. Collectives such as ART Power HK
, representing Hong Kong-based galleries, museums and auction houses, have also helped bolster local arts communities. And last week, Art Basel was replaced with a series of online viewing rooms.
For places that have had major exhibitions cancelled, online alternatives have likewise provided a viable interim option for viewers still keen to get their arts kicks. For starters, see The National Gallery’s
guided Titian tour from London, The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza’s
virtual walk through Rembrandt And Amsterdam Portraiture: 1590-1670 from Madrid and Hauser & Wirth’s
online presentation of Louise Bourgeois Drawings 1947-2007. Tate'
s free virtual exhibition tours begin on 6 April with the Andy Warhol retrospective currently hanging in Tate Modern. Instagram accounts such as the newly created @artofsocialdistancing
are also doing a stellar job of highlighting exhibitions and artists impacted by the pandemic.