the art world goes digital

The art world is fully embracing the digital sphere – finding innovative ways to bring the arts and culture into our homes and to foster community as we all stand #AloneTogether. R+A clients – from museums, to artist-endowed foundations, and performing arts organizations – should still be your first stop for compelling programming that engages, educates, and entertains.

 Here is our continuously-updated list of clients' digital initiatives and online programming.


  • Brooklyn Public Library provides unprecedented online access to its archive of lectures, performances, and author talks, including programs with award-winning authors David Grossman, Jacqueline Woodson, and a live installment of BPL's Live Poets Reading Series with Rick Barot, Aria Aber, and Jose Olivarez via Zoom. 
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents Storytime Saturday, a regularly occurring series featuring special guests reading their favorite children's stories as part of the museum's "CMOM at Home" programming. Presenting an array of popular New Yorkers--from Senator Cory Booker and NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray to former NY Giant Justin Tuck--the series encourages children to develop their passion for reading and supports at-home learning.
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati,  in partnership with MIT List Visual Arts Center is co-hosting Shifter 25: Waiting, a series of eight dialogues between artist, architects, historians, and theorists who grapple with the concept of waiting. The virtual conversation are presented in conjunction with solo exhibitions by Sreshta Rit Premnath to be held at CAC and the List in 2021. On Sundays, the CAC presents Sunday Connections, a weekly conversation series with contemporary artists streamed on its Facebook Live channel at 4pm EST, and Self Love Sunday, a wellness-focused IGTV series hosted by local creative and former CAC artist-in-residence Simone Yael.
  • Denver Art Museum's Youtube channel features an extensive collection of artist interviews, performances, curatorial conversations, and DIY art activities.
  • The Frick Collection’s video series titled Travels with a Curator features virtual tours of art historically significant destinations across the globe with a Frick curator as a guide.
  • The High Museum of Art features video interviews with contemporary artists, including Virgil Abloh, and a new video series, Inside the Artist's Studio, with local Atlanta artists in the collection, on its YouTube channel. It is also presenting biweekly #AMA (Ask Me Anything) interviews with museum staff on Instagram and YouTube
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami features conversations with artists including Allan McCollum, Judy Chicago, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Wong Ping on the ICA Channel.
  • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, as part of its Public Study initiative, has launched 1-844-NOT-Z00M, a hotline that invites audience members to take a break from Zoom experiences and instead dial-in from their phones to hear poetry, songs, or monologues from artists. Hotline content is refreshed on an ongoing basis.
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy’s weekly series, #MadSqArtFromHome, features new videos by some of the 39 artists who have been previously commissioned to create a work within the Park, including Arlene Shechet, Josiah McElheny, and Leonardo Drew. Videos post every Monday to Instagram and the Conservancy's website.
  • Magazzino Italian Art's digital initiative Magazzino da Casa features live-streamed Q&As with artists, curators and members from the Magazzino community. The program includes a series of live lectures exploring the resonances of Arte Povera among art movements internationally given by leading art historians and scholars from around the world.
  • Norton Museum of Art features talks with curators, artists, and art world leaders including architecture critic Paul Goldberger, artist Nick Cave, and designer Kulapat Yantrasast.
  • Sharjah Art Foundation is uploading previous talks presented at SAF events via SAF Online: Talks, featuring renowned artists, curators, and art practitioners.


  • The Apollo Theater’s Digital Stage features videos of past events and performances, and offers a special playlist on Spotify curated by staff each week. 
  • Magazzino Italian Art collaborated with Italian artist Marinella Senatore for the launch of Cold Spring Soundtrack, a community-based, crowdsourced sound project that is available for listening online. In addition, the museum offers a selection of Spotify playlists curated by the Magazzino community as well as films on the museum's website and IGTV.  
  • The High Museum of Art offers a Spotify playlist created by staff.
  • Phoenix Art Museum offers Museum Music Mondays via its Spotify channel, which features works from the Museum's collection paired with songs from across the genres.
  • Sharjah Art Foundation is screening award-winning independent films and cinema classics through its digital platform, SAF Online: Film. This Friday, June 12 from 8:30 pm-9:15 pm GST (12:30-1:15 pm EST), SAF will be hosting four such films: Ghosts of Songs: Oral Histories in MENA Female Cinema, Fiery Father (2018), Like a String of Beads (2019), and Only My Voice (2017). 
  • Souls Grown Deep President Maxwell L. Anderson interviews the foundation's Curator Raina Lampkins-Fielder for Art Scoping, a new podcast highlighting protagonists in the fields of art, architecture, design, publishing, art law, public policy, and culture. 


  • The Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s YouTube channel offers a range of virtual experiences including docent and curator tours of the Carter’s latest exhibitions, close analysis of works from their permanent collection, and archival recordings of the museum’s founder co-founder Ruth Carter Stevenson. Additionally, the Carter partners with Dementia Friendly Fort Worth to present virtual Artful Moments, monthly via Zoom, connecting visitors with early stage dementia and their caregivers with artworks and creativity 
  • Bard Graduate Center’s video series, One More Thing, features BGC students, professors, and faculty giving a one-minute history of an object that is meaningful to them.
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati presents an audio tour of the museum led by Cincinnati-based artist and professor Britni Bicknaver.
  • Denver Art Museum offers Mexican Modernism in Context, a four-session online course for adults which invites audiences to dig deeper into the themes and artists represented in the exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism. Additionally, the museum's blog shares stories behind the art works in the Museum's encyclopedic collection, offering a collection of interviews, videos, and short art historical essays. 
  • The Frick Collection hosts Cocktails with a Curator, a weekly video series featuring a curator from the Frick who offers insights on a work of art from the collection as well as a complementary cocktail recipe. Videos launch every Friday at 5 p.m.
  • The High Museum of Art's Art Stories include collection highlights, curator book clubs, and more in-depth art historical context on the museum's collection and featured exhibitions.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami has commissioned eight Miami-based artists and artist collectives to create new digital works, including work by Cristine Brache, Domingo Castillo, Faren Humes, Terence Price II, Tara Long, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Aramis Gutierrez II, and the Institute of Queer Ecologies. The new works are being released every Wednesday on ICA Miami's Instagram and the ICA Channel.
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem features curator-led video tours, self-guided virtual tours, and behind-the-scenes footage of exhibitions and collections on its new bilingual microsite.
  • The Norton Museum of Art offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Pop Art on Heyman Plaza with Director and CEO Elliot Bostwick Davis, a new Spotify podcast offering A Closer Look at works in the Museum's collection, and exhibition insight videos with Norton curators.
  • Phoenix Art Museum features gallery discussions and curator-led tours on its YouTube channel, and shares #VirtualVisits to its collection as well as PhxArt Trivia and #ArtistSpotlights on its social media channels, offering insight into the histories behind specific works of art. For extended digital content themed around various collection areas, art-inspired activities, and more, visitors can subscribe to receive the Museum's twice-weekly newsletters.
  • Sharjah Art Foundation spotlights works in its collection and from previous Sharjah Biennials on SAF Online.


  • Addison Gallery offers arts education guides with an array of activities to inspire your own mini-museum or pop-up gallery.
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers educator resources including newsletters, recorded distance learning sessions through Connect2Texas, and virtual educator workshops and homeschooling workshops. Taking the Fort Worth favorites online, virtual sessions of Toddler Studio, Itty-Bitty Art, Carter Playdate, Sensory Explorations, and Family Workshops provide opportunities to enhance curiosity and creativity with guided activities and gallery explorations tailored to age and accessibility-specific needs. Visit the Carter’s events calendar for more information.
  • Apollo Theater's Amateur Night, America's longest running talent show, is holding auditions for its new season exclusively via online submission. Contestants who can sing, dance, rap, play an instrument, and perform stand-up or spoken word can submit a pre-recorded audition up to five-minutes in length in the hopes of being selected to perform on the world-famous Apollo stage later this year and compete for the Grand Prize of $20,000.
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents "CMOM at Home,” offering families engaging activities to encourage learning and movement, including art-making projects, dance and yoga classes, and educational resources for young learners. CMOM at Home also features “Parenting in Place,” a video series offering parents and educators advice, tips, and resources from experts in child development, psychology, health, and more. 
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati presents Thursday Art Play TV, a weekly family-friendly video series that includes art-making prompts inspired by CAC exhibitions, themed story suggestions, and a fun movement-inspired activity. For teenage and adult audiences, the CAC also offers Young Adult Lab activities on its IGTV channel in addition to weekly art-making sessions led by CAC artists-in-residence via Zoom. 
  • Dallas Museum of Art and designer Yuri Suzuki are inviting submissions of audio and video from around the world recorded during the pandemic, to create a new crowdsourced digital work that will go live on May 4.
  • Denver Art Museum’s Creativity Resource provides a place where classroom teachers, home-school educators, and families with children can find inspiration for art and creativity. In addition, the Museum Web Quest for the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism explores the relationship between artists and public figures of Mexico and provides activities and lessons adaptable for all grade levels (K-12). Additionally, at-home activities can be found on DAM's YouTube channel, which features At-Home Art-making videos inspired by artwork in the museum's collection. For audiences looking for guided art-making sessions, check out the Museum's Drop-in Drawing program led by artist and instructor Anna Kaye.
  • The High Museum of Art provides coloring pages of works in the collection, educational resources for grades Pre-K-12, and art-making activities.
  • Norton Museum of Art organizes #NortonAtHome art activities inspired by Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and Jackson Pollock, among others.
  • Phoenix Art Museum is presenting Slow Art with #PhxArtatHome, a series of monthly virtual mindfulness sessions and programs, including guided meditation sessions that connect participants with the present moment and create a deeper understanding of specific artworks from the Museum's collection.
  • Sharjah Art Foundation is hosting virtual workshops and classes for children and adults through its digital platform SAF Online: Learning.


  • Addison Gallery of American Art's Robert M. Walker Associate Curator of American Art, Gordon Wilkins, will lead a live, virtual tour of the exhibition A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America on May 6. Wilkins will guide participants through a student-created three-dimensional walkthrough of the exhibition, exploring the complex histories and persistent impacts of the 19th-century European American relationship with the natural world. Participants can sign up for the tour here. The gallery also presents a preview of the exhibition, Wayfinding: Contemporary Artists, Critical Dialogues, and the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection, originally scheduled to open on March 28. The preview features high resolution images of new works created by the Addison's six artists-in-residence, in addition to interpretative statements from the show's curators. 
  • Art Dealers Association of America’s series of videos from member galleries across the country, featuring insights from artists and scholars.
  • August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s virtual tours of Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges: Photographs by L. Kasimu Harris and I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach: Ayana M. Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen.
  • Bard Graduate Center Gallery's Eileen Gray exhibition is now online, featuring a virtual tour accompanied by a digital flipbook of Eileen Gray's portfolio, digital access to the catalogue, an educators' guide, and excerpts from BGC's recent symposium on Eileen Gray, with more resources to come. 
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati offers a virtual tour of its six-story Zaha Hadid-designed building, featuring 3D self-guided walkthroughs of current exhibitions Vhils: Haze, Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies, Kader Attia: A Thread of Light, and Marjolijn Djikman: Earthing Discharge
  • Dallas Museum of Art’s virtual tours of speechless: different by design, Flores Mexicanas, and For a Dreamer of Houses.
  • Denver Art Museum shares tours of current and past exhibitions, including Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze and  Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington. 
  • The Frick Collection’s website features virtual tours of the collections, providing audiences intimate access to the galleries and collections. The virtual tours include archival photographs of interior spaces, offering a glimpse into the history of Frick’s iconic spaces. 
  • Frieze Art Fairs' launch of Frieze Viewing Room, May 6 through May 15, featuring an array of curated exhibitions, special sections, and presentations by galleries from around the world. 
  • The High Museum of Art's created virtual exhibitions including Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Picture Books, The Plot Thickens: Storytelling in European Print Series, and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, which are all accessible on the museum's website and comprise exhibition-related videos, interactive content, images, and texts on the respective webpages. Also, the High’s significant virtual collections of photographs of the Civil Rights Movement are available for browsing through Google Arts and Culture.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami’s tour of Allan McCollum’s first U.S. museum retrospective on the ICA Channel.
  • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, in partnership with Philadelphia Contemporary and Beta-Local, has developed a digital publication featuring networks of content that expand upon Commonwealth, a multifaceted project co-organized by the three institutions. The publication—which will unfold in three volumes throughout late 2020 and early 2021—includes digital versions of the commissioned artworks presented at the ICA’s exhibition alongside contributions from the artists and collaborators as well as additional voices with new perspectives on the themes of the project.
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem's curator-led video tours of exhibitions including Emoglyphs and Seated in Seclusion.
  • Magazzino Italian Art’s ongoing exhibition Arte Povera and special exhibition Bochner Boetti Fontana  (October 2, 2020-April 5, 2021) are available for virtual touring via Google Arts & Culture. Also, a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of Bochner Boetti Fontana, featuring interviews with artist Mel Bocher, Magazzino Co-Founder Nancy Olnick, and art historians Bruno Corà and Laura Cherubin, is accessible for viewing on the museum's website.  


  • Apollo Theater’s Apollo Cares offers digital resources for the local community, businesses, and artists in response to the pandemic.
  • The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) released the COVID-19 Impact Survey of U.S. Art Galleries, which assesses the impact of COVID-19 on art galleries, the art world's core group of small businesses, which play a critical role in the cultural vitality and economic health of the arts and culture ecology in the U.S. and globally. 
  • Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has committed $5 million to a multi-year COVID-19 relief effort for the arts. Along with the Wallace Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort contributed to Artist Relief to help provide relief funding for artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami has partnered with the Miami organization III Points to provide assistance to working artists and freelancers.
  • Magazzino Italian Art, in partnership Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce, established the inaugural Magazzino Educational Scholarship, a new opportunity made available to a local high school student with a strong interest in visual art or museum management this year. The scholarship consists of an award of $1,000 and a paid, remote internship at the museum.