The current COVID-19 crisis has led to some positive developments too. Many arts institutions have started displaying their offerings online. Seeing the real thing in real life is always better of course, but one unbeatable advantage of online exhibitions is that they make it possible to “visit” many cities in one day!
Here are 8 Spotted by Locals spots that feature digital exhibitions. Have a nice trip!
Photographer’s Gallery London
The Photographer’s Gallery in London currently features a digital project by Philipp Schmitt, called Declassifier, which can be viewed on their website. Schmitt makes use of computer vision algorithm that can identify images and puts them into very cool collages.
Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York has a big assortment of online exhibitions and programs that can be viewed on their website. Ranging from handpicked educational videos to classical exhibitions and the possibility to share your own pandemic experiences through the #CovidStoriesNYC hashtag on Instagram, there is something for everyone.
Reina Sofía in Madrid
The Reina Sofía Madrid has moved their exhibitions “fully online”. The museum already offered a lot of digital content with a whole multimedia section which includes numerous videos and audio pieces from different exhibitions and activities, but now there’s even more.
Helsinki City Museum
The Helsinki City Museum is offering many different historical photo albums online. You can browse through the albums and look at images from different time periods.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris
As one of the world’s most influential fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent has definitely left an everlasting impact in the haute couture world. If you are interested in learning more about him and his collections, the YSL Museum has a great online collection and an interactive biography.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The LACMA offers an exclusively online program called “LACMA @ Home”, featuring digital content that can be read and watched from home. From documentaries, exhibition walkthroughs to online courses, curated audio soundtracks, live recordings, and interviews, there is a lot to explore and discover!
MUCA & MURAL Munich
MUCA Munich currently has an exhibition called “ Time Capsule” by the artist SWOON, which you can visit through a virtual tour. Swoon is one of the most coveted women in the street art industry and in this new project you are able to witness her process of creation throughout the last decades.
Istanbul Modern Art Museum
The Istanbul Modern Art Museum has a nice virtual tour of the exhibition of portraits by the internationally renowned photographer Lütfi Özkök’s (1923-2017).