Cultural Resources for Adults During COVID-19

Cultural Resources for Adults During COVID-19

Arts museums as well as universities and concert halls have been livestreaming tours, concerts and classes in an attempt to fill the cultural void brought on by the closure of non-essential business and stay-at-home orders. This list of online resources can help you broaden your entertainment options, whether you’re looking for a break from your endless videoconference meetings or have run out of things to watch on Netflix.

(Looking for resources for children? See our list of New eResources for Children and Teens at Home.)

Visual Arts

ArtsWestchester. A compilation of virtual cultural offerings from organizations around Westchester.

The Frick from Home. Tours, videos and cocktails with a curator every Friday at 5 pm.

The Louvre. Virtual tours of three exhibits, including Egyptian antiquities.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stories, videos books and audioguides on themes from exhibitions.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 16 virtual exhibits through Google Arts & Culture.

MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art has launched Virtual Visits, online tours from curators, every weekend.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: A searchable database of the Guggenheim’s online collection.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: A room-by-room virtual tour of every exhibit in the museum.

The Tate Modern. Virtual tour of the Tate’s Andy Warhol exhibit.

Van Gogh Museum: If you’ve never been to this stunning museum in Amsterdam, you can see Van Gogh’s most famous works through Google Arts & Culture.

Performing Arts

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Access to full-length video performances with new releases.

Andrea Bocelli’s Concert for Hope, Sunday April 12, 1 pm. Andrea Bocelli will be singing live from the Duomo in Milan.

Berlin Philharmonic. This leader in live-streaming is offering free online access to its virtual concerts.

Billboard’s List of Online Pop Music Events and Streams

Broadway Musicals and Plays. A list of free plays, operas and musicals being released for home viewing.

Metropolitan Opera. Free nightly opera streams including Aida, Parsifal, Cosi Fan Tutte, and Madame Butterfly.

National Theater Production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag.” This stage version will be streamed on Amazon Prime for two weeks beginning April 10th with proceeds going to charities to help fight coronovirus.

Pink Floyd’s Weekly Concert Series. Every Friday via YouTube.

Pride and Prejudice, The Musical. Premieres Friday April 10th, 6 pm EST.

Royal Opera House. Online broadcasts  every Friday such as Cosi Fan Tutte.


Bookpage. Resource for literature lovers usually available in libraries, now all free online.

Online Classes From Ivy-League Universities. Courses from Harvard, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and others.


New York Botanical Gardens. Spring walk and virtual tours.

Ted Talks. Playlist of the most popular TED talks.

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