Virtual Experiences in Visual & Performing Arts

Maryland is home to a number of important and unique museums, art and artists, and performers and much of the work can be viewed on-line. 

Maryland's many cultural institutions, organizations and groups are well-known for their creative vision. Now, these visionaries have moved on-line to bring visual and performing arts into your home.  Below you will find examples of programs you and your family may find exciting, comforting, thought-provoking, fun or downright quirky.  Most are free; some require registration.  Enjoy.

Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum Coloring Page
The Walters Art Museum

Walters Art Museum has an impressively extensive digital collection complete with fun activities and talks.  

Baltimore Museum of Art
BMA Stories
Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art can be visited on-line and in detail, with exciting artist interviews and more.
BMA Facebook page is updated frequently with many more insightful programs.
BMA Stories is a place for sharing stories about art. Read what artists and curators are saying, and even add your thoughts. 

American Visionary Art Museum
American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum offers quirky projects using items from around the home to make art. Learn to make crayon critters and sock monkeys.
Logan Visionary Conference Video Library features world-class experts expressing big ideas in plain language. Physicist John Mather, Nobel Laureate (proved the Big Bang Theory) is one such speaker.

Open Walls Baltimore
Overunder, Open Walls Baltimore
Open Walls Baltimore

Open Walls Baltimore takes a journey through Baltimore's neighborhoods via intriguing wall murals as street artists create and beautify one wall at a time.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts - #ArtaDayChallenge
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States.  WCMFA created
#ArtaDayChallenge that relate to work from the Museum.

Share your creation online. Tag @WashingtonCountyMuseumofFineArts on Facebook and @WCMFA on Instagram. Hashtag #ARTaDayChallenge.

Virtual Delaplaine
Delaplaine Arts Center
Delaplaine Arts Center

Virtual Delaplaine in Frederick brings visual arts to your home, because they believe "Everyone Deserves Art."  Find on-line exhibits, and projects for artists of any age.

Shelter Online - Kent County's Massoni Art.
Shelter - Katherine Cox
Artist-Katherine Cox/Courtesy Massoni Art

Shelter Online is a virtual (and timely) exhibit offered by Kent County's Massoni Art .  This is their first online exhibition and the subject could not be more relevant. 

The Mainstay & Live Music
The Mainstay Logo
The Mainstay

The Mainstay in Kent County lives up to its motto, "Home of Musical Magic," with live (or to stream later) music free to all.  

The Garfield Center for the Arts
The Garfield Streams the Arts
Garfield Center for the Arts

The Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown provides performances by talented performers.  Follow our Facebook page, or see performances on the GCTV YouTube Channel.  Some special performances may have a fee.

Leonardtown Virtual Programming
Leonardtown Virtual Arts Showcase

Leonardtown Virtual Programming includes classes, demos, workshops and original shows. The Leonardtown Virtual Artist Showcase, Learn and Share Series and A&E Feature Presentations, provide engaging, online content, mostly FREE, with reservations required for select special events.

Strathmore - Live From the Living Room
Musician Josanne Francis
Josanne Francis/Strathmore

Strathmore Performances resume and you can check Strathmore's Facebook Page for the schedule.  Enjoy live streamed concerts in multiple genres— some are straight from the living rooms of the area's best musicians. Many concerts are bite-sized (about 20 minutes ) and feature one of Strathmore’s Artists in Residence

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts - But at a Distance
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Not exactly virtual, but definitely not business as usual, Maryland Hall offers drive-in performances. Or watch Arts Alive! Livestream or sign up for one of the many classes and workshops.  The calming and engaging power of the arts shines with the Maryland Hall @ Home activities. New opportunities are added regularly so keep checking back!  Maryland Hall brings  the creative arts to you, so check back often.  

Banneker-Douglass Museum - Explore the Collection On-Line
Banneker-Douglass Museum
Banneker-Douglass Museum

Banneker-Douglass Museum's online collection provides more than 12,000 curated archival records, books, maps, photographs, and artwork.

Explore artifacts and journals donated by Arctic explorer Herbert M. Frisby; photographs, equipment, and personal effects of photographer Thomas Baden; medical instruments and artifacts from the 1920s through the 1950s; West African sculpture and utilitarian objects; works by Black Maryland artists, including Joyce Scott, Nathaniel Gibbs, Hughie Lee-Smith, and more. Visit Collections Database.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland Virtual Performances
Ballet Theatre of Maryland - Performance from Digital Library
Ballet Theatre of Maryland

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland continues to bring performances to the community by offering virtual tickets where you can stream from the comfort of your home. Footage of past performances can be found on their Youtube channel.

Annapolis Shakespeare Company On-Line
Annapolis Shakespeare Company On-Line
Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s “Artists at Home” series was created so audience members can still enjoy the season but from home.  The upcoming season is anticipating offering performances and on-line. 

Armchair Virtual Tours from The Mitchell Gallery
Armchair Virtual Tours - American Indian Comb
Mitchell Gallery, Courtesy Fenimore Art Museum

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery is a hidden treasure in historic Annapolis.  Set on the St. John's College Campus, The Gallery hosts an array of exhibitions and programs annually.  Past shows have featured Shakespeare’s First Folio, artists such as Bruegel, Rembrandt, Matisse, Miro, Rodin, and Warhol, and 
centuries-old illuminated manuscripts. Others have highlighted unique historical and artistic offerings of the Annapolis area and of the people of North America.  


The Gallery has pivoted to on-line tours and fascinating interviews.  


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Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland State Arts Council lists arts-related organizations offering virtual events and content.

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