Museums, galleries and venues may be closed, but you can still get your daily dose of art through virtual museum tours, live stream events and art tutorials. Many establishments want to bring their exhibits or art to you right at home! Commission an art piece, virtually travel through exhibits and engage in many programs offered by organizations in the Fox Valley and surrounding communities. Check out these ideas below:
–The Art Garage in Green Bay is offering a Virtual Tour of their current exhibition at their website. Get a glimpse of the gallery as a whole, while tapping on pieces of art you wish to see closer.
— The Trout Museum of Art presents its 40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition Virtual Tour in an online format, perfect for viewing at home! The exhibition features the top art selected from over 90 of Wisconsin’s artists.
— Buy local art from area artists. Explore art selections from incredible artists, match with an artist who fits your interest, and help to support the art community, all with the Trout Museum’s Made to Order program. Through the program, the Trout museum hopes to raise between $80,000-$100,000, half to go directly to the artists, and the other half to TMA’s programming.
— The Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass is offering a video tour of their current exhibit so viewers can get up close and personal with the Fox Valley Area High School glass exhibition. (Virtually) walk through the whole exhibit and watch the individualized close up views of each piece.
— Take a peek into Bergstrom Mahler’s Virtual Museum through pictures exhibiting some of their beautiful art.
— The Grand at Home YouTube Channel offers free performances each weekend on their dedicated channel. Each show will be about an hour long and will be announced on their website. A free-will donation link for performances is also included.
— Get artsy with Hinnendael Studio’s Artwork Custom Art Order. Take a virtual peek at some of the Hinnendael Studio’s artwork and order customized art pieces from the gallery.
— Heritage Hill State Park and Museum launched a Facebook Video Series. Not only do the paths of Heritage Hill remain open for walking, the museum is offering “Tune Into Your History Tuesday’s @ The Hill.” The episodes are a behind-the-scenes look into projects, departments and areas of the park. These will be available for virtual view on Tuesday’s beginning March 31st.
— The Building for Kids Children’s Museum launched Facebook programming. Join the Building for Kids Museum virtually on their Facebook page for daily kid-friendly events and their Visiting Artist Series. The series will feature Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra musicians.
— The Neville Public Museum in Green Bay offers a virtual version of the Green Bay Art Colony 2020 Virtual Exhibition. The current exhibition is titled “The Legacy Continues.”
— Join the History Museum at the Castle on Facebook for “Museum Madness,” a virtual voting competition to choose a favorite artifact from their newest exhibit. Cast your vote for a chance to win free passes to the museum. You can also take up the museum’s challenge and write a journal about the COVID-19 pandemic to be donated to the museum for viewing by future generations.
— The Miller Art Museum’s Sketchbook Narrative is a challenge to document the COVID-19 through various forms of sketchbook oriented art! Details about the free sketchbooks and challenge rules are listed on The Miller Art Museum’s Facebook page.