7 Virtual Art Exhibits to Enjoy Right Now
In many galleries across the state, exhibits are held in darkness. Unfortunately, art lovers cannot visit these exhibits in person at this time. But Covid-19 doesn’t stop creativity: while we’re all hibernating, galleries and museums are bringing art to patrons through virtual exhibitions.
The “Tracing Origins” exhibition brings together three Philadelphia-based artists who create vibrant works inspired by their ancestral lands and indigenous cultures. Artist Colette Fu builds foldable books that combine photography with pop-up paper engineering. Originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, artist Claes Gabriel uses materials that mimic tribal masks and totems. Artist Hiro Sakaguchi creates ambiguous atmospheric paintings based on his memories of life growing up in Japan.
The “R’emerged” exhibition features current works by alumni of the New Jersey Emerging Artists, a series created in 2007 to provide local artists with a springboard for their careers, including their first solo exhibition. Admire the works in the museum’s digital gallery until June 3.
The Clinton Museum offers five virtual art exhibitions, including a showcase of young artists and “Explorations in Felt” – an exhibition featuring 29 diverse fiber artworks. Enjoy a panoramic view of the galleries in person. Click on each work to find out more.
This spring, it was the Morris Museum’s turn to host the New Jersey Arts Annual with jury. Instead, this exhibition was rolled out online, with information and multimedia about each artist and their works shared daily on Instagram and Facebook. When the museum reopens, this exhibit and others will remain open for another three or four months.
For two years, Cape May MAC waited for March 27, 2020, the day that “50 Years of MAC,” a landmark exhibition at the Carroll Gallery, was to open. Cape May MAC, which began life as the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, helped transform the resort town into a National Historic Landmark. Unfortunately, the exhibit now sits quietly in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. For now, you can view video tours of the exhibit hosted by Cape May MAC President Tom Carroll.