Happier New Year from the BHWC Cultural Events Committee!
While most historic homes and museums are still closed for in-person tours, many are offering various forms of virtual tours, lectures, and workshops that our BHWC members and families might find enjoyable. This is another great way to keep our curious minds engaged and educated! Here is a sampling:
Docent-led, virtual 1-hour mansion tours, livestream lectures and workshops.
Free for members, $7 fee for non-members.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Live, virtual 1 hour tours.
National Museum of Natural History
Virtual tours, some narrated as well as zoom webinars.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Virtual 45 minute-long “Art Chats” with museum educators and live-streaming female musical performances.
National Portrait Gallery
Online Zoom tours, plus various online artistic programs such as writing, drawing, YouTube virtual story time for children, and podcasts.
National Gallery of Art
Virtual “Gallery Talks,” “Artful Conversations,” and lectures.
In addition to the above more local cultural attractions, here’s a list of some historic homes and museums around the world that offer great escapes via virtual tours, as well:
Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace, Mark Twain House, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Biltmore Estate, Frida Kahlo Museum, The Frick Collection, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Anne Frank House, Versailles
The Louvre, The Musee d’Orsay, The British Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts London, The Van Gogh Museum, The Vatican Museum, Picasso Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, various Guggenheim Museums