Trying to do your part to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 transmission by keeping social distance? We applaud you ~ and want to offer some suggestions of ways to enjoy the cultural treasures of New England without leaving your couch. Enjoy these virtual tours, online photo collections and curated audio programs to make the time you’re spending at home more enriching and inspiring.
The doors of the New England Aquarium are closed to the public, but the aquatic life inside goes on. Join them for live talks and updated videos of marine animals at
Online tours of both the Museum of Fine Arts https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museum-of-fine-arts-boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum can be found on the Google Arts & Culture website. This comprehensive platform also lets you discover Historic American Buildings in New England https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/historic-american-buildings-survey/UQKynU7VPIRYKA and view the rare and unique documents of the Massachusetts Historical Society.https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/massachusetts-historical-society
The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) provides intriguing insight into artistic process and museum collections at their Watch/Listen link: https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/projects-publications/watch-listen while two cultural sites in Connecticut The Mark Twain house in
https://marktwainhouse.org/about/the-house/virtual-tour/ and the NE Air Museum in Windsor Locks https://www.neam.org/virtual-tours.php offer peaks inside via the internet.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art shares its current exhibitions via a virtual tour https://cmcanow.org/virtual-tours/ and Vermont’s Old Stone House Museum allows you to stroll through its historical rooms: https://oldstonehousemuseum.org/virtual-tour/