Entertain yourself with online arts programs from Dallas-Fort Worth museums, musicians and theaters

Tour exhibits, watch live performances or revisit greatest hits, all on a screen near you.

A filmed version of Dallas Theater Center’s production of “American Mariachi” will be available online to ticketholders.(Jordan Fraker)

As arts patrons practice safe distancing and look for at-home entertainment, arts groups, museums and film fest folks are trying to adapt as well.

While museums, theaters and other venues are closed and events are canceled, some artists, musicians and organizers are finding ways to meet fans virtually. Some are promoting long-standing features such as ways to view permanent collections. Others are moving their now-canceled events online. And then there are a few creating original content for audiences, young and old.

Art Museums

Amon Carter Museum of American Art: For its new series, Cooped Up with the Carter, museum employees introduce an artwork from the museum, then lead viewers through a related activity such as a story time or a craft. In one episode, after viewing Gabriel Dawe: Plexus No. 34, the giant indoor rainbow that fills the museum’s atrium, you can learn to weave using cardboard and whatever string, yarn or ribbon is available to you. youtube.com/amoncartermuseum.

Dallas Contemporary: On its DC from Home webpage, there is a tour of the current exhibit, “Joël Andrianomearisoa: Serenade is Not Dead;” a playlist by DJ Sober; lesson plans; puzzles and games; and worksheets for activities such as creating a zine and making slime. dallascontemporary.org/dc-from-home.

Dallas Museum of Art: Artwork from the museum’s collection can be browsed, sorted by departments and topics such as colors, clothing and eating and drinking, at collections.dma.org. And the current exhibit, “Speechless: Different by Design,” can be toured online at speechless.dma.org/experience.

Kimbell Art Museum: Virtually explore hundreds of pieces of art from the museum’s collection such as Joan Miró’s sculpture Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument and Pierre Bonnard’s Landscape at Le Cannetkimbellart.org/collection.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Parts of the museum’s collection can be viewed online at themodern.org/collection. And starting March 24, archives from the weekly 7 p.m. Tuesday lecture series will be shown in the virtual event, “Being There: Revisiting Tuesday Evenings at the Modern.” Check facebook.com/themodernfw for event links.

Nasher Sculpture Center: Find lectures, teaching guides and other resources, plus archived lectures, concerts from the Soundings chamber music series and other performances. A new series, Shelf Life, will showcase reading and viewing recommendations from artists, curators and more. nashersculpturecenter.org.

Other Museums

Dallas Heritage Village: Visit facebook.com/dallasheritagevillage for posts about Dallas during the 1918 flu epidemic and other historical facts and memes.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum: Go to dhhrm.org/exhibitions for pictures and text from the museum’s exhibits. At 1 p.m. March 27, there will be a free video chat about Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl on the Zoom platform for families with students in grades 6 through 12. Register at dhhrm.org/programs-and-events.


8:33 AM on Mar 22, 2020

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