9 Canadian Art Exhibits You Can Visit Virtually Right From Home

Art by Nathan Eugene Carson. Photo by Tony Hafkensche / The Power Plant

Canadian art venues such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Power Plant and Bata Shoe Museum are providing interactive online content and virtual tours.

Most of this year’s time has been spent in lockdown, meaning that we have all been filled with art and creative excitement for many months. It looks like museum and gallery visits will be off the table for the rest of 2020, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t fix our art. Across Canada, art galleries and museums offer free virtual tours and interactive online exhibits. Read further for nine such places that you can view digitally from the security of your homes.

Power plant

Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is offering free virtual tours of its current and past exhibits. Nathan E. in his Fall 2020 programming. Carson has solo exhibitions by an artist from Hamilton, Ontario. Whose mixed media weaves together themes of black identity and history; Manuel Matthews, a Haiti-born, Montreal-based artist whose solo show highlights Haiti’s relationship to the world; Vancouver artist Howie Tsui, known for mixing classical and contemporary Chinese art. A collection of the gallery’s past displays dating back to the Summer 2016 season is also available for online viewing.

Art gallery of burlington

While current is on display in Burlington, Ont. The art gallery is not available for virtual exploration, a recently exhibited exhibition that closed in July Division of labor or work– Viewable online. A tour of the virtual gallery takes a look at all the artifacts displayed in the exhibition, bringing together artists who are concerned with cultural waste, addressing issues of class, race and labor.

Mechanical gallery

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection (MCAC), an art museum in Vaughan, Ont., Is offering free virtual tours of two of its recent exhibits –Rebellion: Power of Mother Earth, A retrospective of the 25-year work of Métis visual artist Christie Belcourt; And “A Like Vision”: The Group of Seven at 100, The centenary celebrations of the first exhibition of the Group of Seven. Each virtual 60-minute tour is limited to 30 participants for questions and discussion, so be sure to register online to reserve a spot. Pre-virtual tours are offered on Mondays and Sundays and both close on 30 November.

Mycem of toronto

Earlier, MySum, a museum dedicated to Toronto history and culture, offered an open call for Asian-Canadians to send digital presentations about their lives in lockdown. The initiative, for which Mycem partnered with Chinatown Arts Space Tea Base, led Quintin Qplus (QQ), a digital archive of the Asian-Canadian experience during the COVID-19 epidemic. Some of the presentations shared on the site so far include Quarantine and chill, A love song inspired by the events of 2020; Drawing on lively artwork, myths and folklore from Korea’s own homeland by Jiun Joon Kim; And illustrated mein of the best Malaysian cuisine from artist Megan Lim’s mom. See them all here.

Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum of Toronto is offering a daily slate of interactive online content – such as the Instagram Trivia Contest, a storytime series on YouTube, and a “curator” IGTV video series led by the museum’s senior curator Elizabeth Semelock – under the umbrella #BSMFromHome. Museum hall Standing TALL: Curious History of Men in Heels The exhibition is also available for viewing online.

National ballet of canada

One of the few ballet companies for historical collections, this digital collection takes you back to many decades of Canadian ballet history. The archives were created in 1975 and included artwork from notable ballet productions such as Cinderella, Don Quixote and Swan Lake. Each exhibition at The National Ballet of Canada’s Virtual Museum features archival material such as sets and costume sketches, photographs and videos, shoes, costumes, artefacts and more. See it all here. In addition, the performance of Pliers Capture will be done live at the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts in Toronto, which will be available to stream online through the Cineplex store and will be shown in select theaters across Canada from 4 December.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

In addition to digital visits to its galleries through a mobile app, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is offering a variety of interactive online programs to keep people entertained at home, such as art therapy sessions, children and Creative workshops for adults, webinars on topics. Such as “Paris in the Day of Post-Impressionism”, and the 2019 fashion exhibition features a behind-the-scenes look with the curator of the exhibition “Thierry Mugler: Kouturisim”. Next Wednesday, November 25, the museum is airing a launch event for its next major exhibition, “Riopel: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures” on Facebook Live.

Royal Ontario Museum

Three exhibits of the Royal Ontario Museum are available to view online: Blue Whale Project, Which follows the efforts of a small ROM team to rescue a blue whale that washed ashore in Newfoundland in 2014; Birth of Indian OceanAbout Silks of Highland Madagascar; And The Burgess Shell: The Virtual Museum of Canada, About the Burgess Shale in BC’s Yoho National Park, which preserves one of the world’s first complex marine ecosystems. They are presenting a show for children on Instagram Live every Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm, hosted by Rome Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kirron Mukherjee, who share activities, home crafts and fun facts with their young audience Huh.

Vancouver Art Gallery

When museums and galleries across Canada began to close in March 2020, the Vancouver Art Gallery launched Art Confects, a series of virtual gatherings that encouraged dialogue and connection. In exchange for on-site programming, the gallery now streams live and interactive conversations from guests from the local and international art communities on Zoom. The gallery also launched Art at Home, a series of digital family events designed to inspire artists to get creative at home with various art-making activities inspired by the gallery’s works.

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