By Nola Killpack

It seems inevitable that we will all encounter overwhelming stress, anxiety, and uncertainty in the weirdness that is life under the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve always found that one of the best ways to escape reality is through art and, although brick and mortar galleries and museums are closed indefinitely, there are many ways to experience both traditional and contemporary art online. From video games set in dreamscapes to Van Gogh, I’m confident you will be able to find something worth whiling away the hours on below. 

Art at a Time Like This: art inspired from the COVID-19 crisis

Rhizome: a collection of digital art which includes surreal soap operas, poetic video games, virtual reality exhibitions, and commentary on makeover culture

Rhizome’s Archive: a collection of digital art from 1999 to today

Queer Zine Archive Project: a collection of self-published queer art in all forms from the 1970s to today

Subway Hands: a collection of photographs of the hands of subway commuters in New York City

@subwayhands on Instagram

The Met: you can view a range of digitized items from their collection, including an exhibit which takes you through the entire history of art

The Frick Collection: includes a virtual tour of the beautiful historic house which houses their collection