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.

“Rubber Pencil Devil” by Alex Da Corte is part of the “For a Dreamer of Houses” exhibit at the DMA.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)

If it feels like you’ve scrolled and streamed and perhaps found the end of the internet, here are some suggestions of things close to home not to miss: Local organizations such as arts groups, museums and film lovers have found ways to meet fans virtually. Some are promoting long-standing free features such as ways to view permanent collections or uploading recordings of events some audience members may have missed the first time around. 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: Visit youtube.com/amoncartermuseum for two new series. For the family-focused 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. Learn about items in the museum’s collection during Masterpiece Memories, featuring archive footage of founder Ruth Carter Stevenson.

Crow Museum of Asian Art: Go to facebook.com/CrowMuseum/events to participate in weeknight guided meditations and weekly discussions about Asian art and culture.

Dallas Contemporary: On its #DCfromhome webpage, there is a tour of previous exhibits; playlists 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: Tour the current exhibits “Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art,” “For a Dreamer of Houses” and “Speechless: Different by Design” online at virtual.dma.org. Browse artwork from the museum’s collection, sorted by departments and topics such as colors, clothing, and eating and drinking, at collections.dma.org.

Kimbell Art Museum: Visit kimbellart.org/kimbell-from-home for weekly story times, recorded audio tours for families and other resources. Virtually explore hundreds of pieces of art from the museum’s collection at kimbellart.org/collection.

Meadows Museum: At meadowsmuseumdallas.org/museumfromhome, find coloring sheets based on artwork from the museum, watch videos on crafts such as making chalk stencils, listen to a docent talk about a painting and learn more about Spain’s food and culture.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Some of the museum’s recurring events such as Wonderful Wednesday crafts for kids and slow art tours are happening virtually. Check facebook.com/themodernfw for event links. Also, parts of the museum’s collection can be viewed online at themodern.org/collection.

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

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8:33 AM on Mar 22, 2020 — Updated at 10:19 PM on Apr 16, 2020

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