COVID-19 Culture

"Project Pride," a virtual concert and “time capsule,” will celebrate LGBTQ history, heritage and culture through musical performances, conversations and highlights from the Smithsonian Institution’s collections.

How to Watch the Smithsonian Pride Alliance's Free Virtual Concert

Catch "Project Pride," featuring performances by Tig Notaro, Rufus Wainwright and Big Freedia, on YouTube this Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time

Filmmaker Taika Waititi will lead celebrities in a virtual reading of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach to raise funds for the fight against COVID-19.

Join Meryl Streep, Taika Waititi for Roald Dahl Charity Read-Along

Mindy Kaling, Liam and Chris Hemsworth, and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the celebrities collaborating to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts

In early March, a blockbuster exhibition marking 500 years since Raphael's death shuttered just three days after opening. In June, visitors returned—with restrictions.

Italy's Museums Reopen With Vibrating Social-Distancing Necklaces, Limited Admission

A guard will "chaperone" groups of six through the Scuderie del Quirinale's blockbuster Raphael exhibition

Shakespeare's Globe is a meticulous replica of the Elizabethan theater where the Bard's plays were once performed.

COVID-19 Shutdown Threatens the Future of Shakespeare's Globe

The London theater—a replica of the original 16th-century venue—relies on proceeds from live events now on hold due to the pandemic

Spot is a four-legged robotic "dog" that is on patrol in Singapore to ensure proper social distancing measures during COVID-19.

Singapore Is Using a Robotic Dog to Enforce Proper Social Distancing During COVID-19

Spot "barks" orders anytime people are standing too close

Concept art for the drive-in Vincent van Gogh exhibition in Toronto

In Toronto, a Drive-In Exhibition Immerses Visitors in Vincent van Gogh's Art

The 35-minute sound-and-light installation will take place in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse

In a normal year, about 40,000 people travel to Kearney between March and April to join popular crane festivals. But on March 13, Rowe Sanctuary shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, canceling its tours and closing all trails.

How COVID-19 Is Disrupting Crucial Conservation Efforts

Researchers behind habitat restoration and wildlife protection groups are struggling to continue work amid the pandemic

Although the painting is dubbed The Night Watch, research suggests that it was originally a daylight scene.

Explore a Hyper-Resolution Rendering of Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' Online

More than 500 individual photographs make up the new image of the Dutch artist's 17th-century masterpiece

The "Drive-By-Art" exhibition featured roadside sculptures, live performances, video projections, paintings and other works of art.

Drive-By Art Exhibition Provides Socially Distanced Dose of Culture

Fifty-two artists participated in the Long Island event

Even if you're stuck in the city, birding is a great social distancing hobby—you can start from your window. Pictured: A male pine warbler perched in a redbud tree.

Here’s How to (Safely) Bird-Watch During Lockdown

Birding can be a lark, but don’t run a-fowl of safety guidelines

Vendors at the Queens Night Market represent more than 90 countries.

Sample the World's Cuisines With This Cookbook From a Popular New York Market

The Queens Night Market’s new guide brings the international flavors of the city's boroughs into your home

The Tenement Museum depicts the life of early immigrants in tenement housing at the turn of century in New York City.

Nine Educational Livestreams Coming From Historical Sites in the United States

Learn about life in the days when diphtheria and smallpox, not COVID-19, were the diseases to fear, and more

Evoca1 for PUBLIC Silo Trail, Pingrup (2018)

See How Artists Have Turned Farm Silos Into Stunning Giant Murals

The projects are helping Australia's drought-stricken rural towns find new life as outdoor art galleries

The Sturminster Newton Mill has stood on the banks of the River Stour in Dorset County since 1016.

One-Thousand-Year-Old Mill Resumes Production to Supply Flour Amid Pandemic

In April alone, the Sturminster Newton Mill ground more than one ton of wheat

Will your pet be the star of the show?

Quarantine Cat Film Fest Will Raise Funds for Independent Theaters Closed by COVID-19

The quarantined felines of the world are coming for your screens

Some U.K. crafters are dedicating their spare time to making masks and drawstring bags for medical professionals.

Arts and Crafts Are Experiencing Surge in Popularity Amid COVID-19

Stay-at-home orders have inspired those with ample free time to pick up hands-on projects

Take this time to learn how to sew.

The Best Places for Your Kids to Learn Real-Life Skills Online

Why not use quarantine as an opportunity to have your homeschoolers master woodworking or engine repair?

Farmers markets around the country, including the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market in Bloomington, Indiana (shown here), are preparing online orders for customers who then pick them up in a drive-thru arrangement.

How a New Jersey Farmers' Market Went Virtual

The Metuchen Farmers Market, like many others, has moved to online orders and drive-thru pickups during the coronavirus pandemic

The first page of The Corner of Heart-to-Hearts, a zine by Chad Shomura and Yumi Sakugawa

New Virtual Exhibition Showcases the Healing Power of Art

“Care Package” showcases Asian American and Pacific Islander artists, writers and scholars as sources of solace during the Covid-19 pandemic

Stream the free concert on YouTube tonight at 8 p.m. EST.

How to Watch the National Air and Space Museum's Free Virtual Concert

Catch the musical event, featuring Sting, Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard and other artists, on YouTube tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern time

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