From drive-in ballet to science-based storytelling, here's how five organizations are using pure ingenuity to perform in a virtual world.
Quirky films from the comfort of your couch
The American Visionary Art Museum is one of the most unique museums I've visited. They always present something unexpected and new, and their Virtual Movie Nights are no exception. The series features the work and lives of artists with no formal training. Up next in the series is a doc about a bottle-collecting grandma.
More than just music
The Akron Art Museum is continuing their popular outdoor summer music series, Downtown at Dusk, through a digital platform. Virtual attendees can enjoy live music and behind-the-scenes interviews every Thursday night – right from the comfort of their own backyard. And, word on the street is that AAM has other virtual offerings on the way this fall, so stay tuned!
Cleveland's Verb Ballets
Ballet makes bold moves
Ballet Idaho has made the bold decision to move their entire 2020-21 season to a virtual format. The digital season will explore both classic works as well as world premieres created just for this format. Those who buy a digital subscription also receive a printed program book in the mail, exclusive interviews with the company, and 24/7 access to digital content.
Cleveland’s Verb Ballets is getting inventive with their season, too. They are using several socially-distant formats to perform for patrons, from live streaming sessions, to IRL drive-in performances, to “mystery” performances secretly staged throughout Cleveland’s neighborhoods.
Science is right at home – at home.
The Museum of Science's MOS@Home program provides science programming for all ages – from STEM activities for kids, to science-based storytelling and games for adults.
A collection open to all
The Cleveland Museum of Art creates art experiences “for the benefit of all the people forever,” and they didn’t let a global pandemic stop them. They’ve offered a range of ways to virtually explore their permanent collection online. Participants can also join in live discussions or participate in creative challenges.
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