With lockdown stopping us from heading to some of our favourite galleries and museums right now, we thought we’d give you an insight into some of the best virtual exhibitions and online events that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. We’ve also included a few outdoor exhibitions that you can visit on your lockdown walks.
Royal Academy of Arts:
Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul
Explore the dark territories and raw emotions distilled in the artworks of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch in this virtual tour of RA’s landmark exhibition. More than 25 of Emin’s paintings as well as neons and sculptures exploring loneliness of the soul sit alongside a selection of 18 oils and watercolours drawn from Munch’s rich collection. Watch the free virtual tour here.
Sculpture in the City: 9th Edition
The ninth edition of this free, open-air exhibition, which uses the Square Mile as a rotating gallery of 19 artworks is available to visit and has been extended until spring 2021. Find out more here
Resilient Responses at Tate Modern
An online only performance, filmed in the Tanks at Tate Modern. The premiere of Resilient Responses is a chance to view new work from some of the most intriguing artists working in performance, dance, and music. This fresh and relevant material was performed live to camera in the empty tanks at Tate during lockdown. You can stream this event on Thursday 4th February from 7:00pm- 8:00pm. The performance is free but Tate welcomes donations. Book here.
The Garden Museum: Charles Aldington ‘On Landscape Design’
This one’s for all you gardening lovers. Sit back and enjoy The Garden Museum’s online event featuring author Charles Aldington. In celebration of his book ‘On Landscape Design, this event will take you to Kent, the garden of England and will feature a 20 minute, specially commissioned film of Charles in his garden, looking out over the Romney Marsh. This online event will be shown on Tuesday 2nd February from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Book your tickets for this online event here.
The National Gallery: Artemisia
In the first major exhibition of Artemisia's work in the UK, this online exhibition allows you to view some of her most famous paintings including two versions of her iconic and violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’; as well as her self portraits, heroines from history and the Bible. Open online for members of The National Gallery. Book here.
Trafalgar Square: Heather Phillipson’s ‘The End’
Heather Phillipson’s ‘The End’ is now on display in Trafalgar Square in all its glory. It’s the 13th contemporary art commission in the series and is as absurd as it is brilliant. There’s a braille panel and online audio description available so it’s fully accessible.