Arts & Culture

Cirque du Soleil: Cirque Connect is a magical online space where you can enjoy hours of videos taking you right to the stage of these fantastical performances. Directly from their website "At Cirque du Soleil, we offer an escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of our shows.Now more than ever, we want to do our little part to spread joy, even from afar, directly to your safe spaces. Let us welcome you into our world where awe-inspiring show footage and fan favorite videos will transport you. Just for you, from us. Enjoy!"

Stratford Festival Watch@Home - FREE: Amazing theatre productions from Stratford. From the website: "At difficult times such as we’re experiencing now, it can be helpful to re-examine the great works of literature. We have grouped twelve of our favourite Shakespeare films into themes that will spark thought and conversation at this time of pandemic isolation: Social Order and Leadership; Isolation; Minds Pushed to the Edge; and Relationships." 

McMichael Canadian Art Collection d'Art Canadien: Enjoy the collection from home! Find all their ArtVenture Online art activities and #McMichaelFromHome videos. There is a Kid's Corner, Gallery Explorer, and Living with Art (Accessible Programming).  Start now!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!: Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home, Mo welcomes you into his studio at home and guides you through drawing activities using one of his favorite characters as inspiration.

Sir Patrick Stewart: On March 21, British actor Patrick Stewart began reading  sonnets on his Instagram. He started with William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 on Instagram.The response was overwhelming.  Now, Stewart, best known to as Captain Jean Luc-Picard in the Star Trek franchise and X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier, turned this into a daily creative enterprise. Beginning with Sonnet 1 on March 22, Stewart now reads a sonnet a day.  Don't miss out. 

Google Arts & Culture: Over 2000 of the world's leading museums and archives partnered with Google Cultural Institute to bring YOU the world's treasures online.  Dozens of virtual tours are available including Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin Germany, Smithsonian in Washington DC, Museum Kampa in Czech Republic, and dozens more.  This online resource that began in 2011 now includes arts organizations and museums in over 40 countries.  There are more than 32,000 artworks to view!

Nightly Opera Streams - The Metropolitan Opera: "During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark."  The Metropolitan Opera.  Watch a different presentation from the company's Live in HD series for FREE streaming from the Met website.  Each performance is available from 7:30 PM EDT until 6:30 PM the following day.  Look at the schedule and plan your #StayAtHome at the opera! 

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