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COVID-19 Updates: Arts and Culture Digital Access

Experience Dallas from Home

Take a break from Netflix with a virtual tour of your favorite Dallas spots.

In these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever to support the attractions, museums and other institutions that rely on visitors and foot traffic to keep afloat. We've rounded up a list of local places that offering online or virtual experiences. We'll keep adding as we learn more!

For now, we encourage everyone to practice social distancing and the regulations put in place by your local officials. 

 

VIRTUAL MUSEUM EXPERIENCES  

Dallas Art Fair 
Dallas Art Fair has been postponed until October, but you can still get a tour here

Crow Museum of Asian Art 
Experience the Crow Museum of Asian Art from the comfort of your home with the museum's new program, Crow Unscripted, in which Crow Museum leaders chat with guest speakers every Wednesday at noon on the museum's Facebook page

Dallas Museum of Art
Experience the Speechless: different by design exhibition in 3D on the museum's website. The museum also has other virtual tours, including Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art, an exhibition on view only for the second time in nearly a century, as well as For a Dreamer of Houses that can be found here. You can also browse the museum's 25,000 works of art and find additional resources online at DMA at Home

Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum
Join the garden online for a weekly showcase of its beautiful outdoor spaces as well as tips on gardening and other nature activities. You can find these at @dallasarboretum on Instagram and the content will also be shared on Facebook. The garden has also taken Dallas Blooms virtual! You can join in on the tour using Facebook Live and Instagram.

Dallas Contemporary 
Experience the Dallas Contemporary from home with a virtual tour of the museum's current exhibit, JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA Serenade is Not Deadas well as a variety of at home activities, like word searches, art projects and a Spotify playlist.  

Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher has plenty of ways to experience art online. Learn about the museum's current exhibit, Pieta by Barry X Ball here or check out the Nasher's YouTube page for fun and educational videos featuring, artists talks, exhibition previews, kid-friendly programming and more. Visit the museum's website for additional activities, projects and lessons. 

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum hosts weekly virtual iRead adult book club meetup every Monday, and has a variety of additional online programming, including special exhibit, The Fight for Civil Rights in the South, and more.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has a sneak preview of their special exhibit Liberty & Laughter here

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science Amaze Your Brain at Home program lets you explore nature and science at home and in your backyard – all while using the most common household objects. Learn more here. If you didn't get a chance to check out Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind, you can get a virtual 360 tour of the exhibit here

 

DALLAS SONG, DANCE AND FILM

Explore the AT&T Performing Arts Center at Home with a variety of performances, dance classes, venue tours, and education and community engagement videos here

Watch the Avant Chamber Ballet's performance of 19th Amendment here or sign up for virtual pilates and ballet classes here

The American Baroque Opera Company's performance of La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi can be seen here.

Join Ballet Dallas for Pop-Up Premieres every other Friday at 5 p.m. for live performances and events on Facebook.

Follow Cara Mia Theatre on social media (Twitter, Instagram) for announcements about online programming and classes. You can also check Cara Mia Online for available classes. 

Cry Havoc Theater invites the community to participate in their open mic night, Project Ghostlight, every Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit their website for more details. 

Visit the Dallas Film Commission for a variety of virtual events and activities. 

Tune into the Dallas Opera's #AskMaestro on Facebook every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for lively conversations with people shaping today's classical music landscape. 

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is taking their music online! Check out their Facebook  or YouTube page to listen in or take a virtual tour of the Meyerson Symphony Center here

Check out the short films by local artists from Lumedia Musicworks 

Sammons Center for the Arts' YouTube channel has clips of previous Jazz and Cabaret concerts to enjoy. 

Texas Theater has launched a virtual streaming room where you can rent movies to watch at home. Learn more here

Follow Theatre Three on Instagram and Facebook for information on a variety of virtual events and activities. 

 

VIRTUAL LEARNING

Follow the Dallas Heritage Village on Facebook for historical facts about the city and other interesting tidbits. 

The Dallas Historical Society presents online exhibit, Polly Smith: Images of Texas, an Online Exhibit of Texas Centennial Photography. 

The Dallas Zoo is using its social media channels to #BringTheZooToYou with virtual tours, chats with staff and more. Visit their website for coloring pages, activities and additional content. 

Follow Klyde Warren Park on social media @klydewarrenpark for information on virtual workout, dance and yoga classes. 

Spark! has launched Spark Creative at Home, a new online series of programs designed to keep children engaged in the creative process, problem solving, and education from the safety of their homes. Check out the videos here.

The State Fair of Texas has online curriculum that combines the unique culture of the Fair with Texas history and agriculture, as well as STEM subjects for grades 4th through 12th.

 

VIRTUAL COMEDY 

Dallas Comedy House is offering online comedy classes, podcasting classes and more. Find complete list of class offerings here