Looking for entertainment and/or education while staying home, checkout some of these options:

Art:

Hauser-Wirth Gallery. Louise Bourgeois drawings and more.

Chauvet Caves  Famous prehistoric cave paintings in France.

Collection of some of the world's great museums

Lectures from the Yale Center for British Art

Yale University Art Gallery  Browse or search the collection

Lectures from Yale Art Gallery  A diverse collection from Tracking Wolves to Van Gogh at the Asylum

Art Classes from IS183 in Stockbridge

J. Paul Getty Museum  Tours and lectures plus virtual tour

Vatican Museum Includes virtual tours.

Guggenheim - Bilbao, Spain

Natural History Museum London  I love this one, the wonders of nature.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam   80 galleries in a space which was renovated in 2013.

National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, South Korea  An inspiring mix of print, design, sculpture, photography, new media and other large-scale installations.

Musee D'Orsay, Paris

British Museum, London   See the Rosetta Stone Egyptian mummies and other wonders.

Museu de Arte, Sao Paolo, Brazil  Paintings are displayed on glass panels or crystal easels.

National Gallery, London

 

Books:

Bite Size Book Buzz - Short monthly video roundup from publishers on their book picks.

HarperCollins’s Library Love Fest team chats with authors and also tell you about their hottest reads.   Join live on the Library Love Fest Facebook page or watch past events on their You Tube channel .

Virtual Book Channel from Literary Hub  Original programming with author interviews, virtual book tours and more to support the book loving community.

Tolstoy Together Join a discussion of War & Peace where you only have to read 12-15 pages a day.

92nd St. Y Reading Series. Great writers reading work that matters to them.

Quarantine Book Club  Join authors on Zoom for spirited discussions.  There is a small fee.

Instagram Live Literary Salon from NYC  Follow them on Instagram and join in.

Hannah Arendt Book Group  Explore with professor Roger Berkowitz of Bard. Meets weekly with selection of 20-50 pages per meeting

Exercise:

Area Hiking/Walking

Yoga Journal Poses Library

Yoga from Berkshire Yoga & Fitness

Breathing Exercises from Health Library, University of Michigan

No Equipment Workouts   Visual workouts are designed to guide you through the routine, as you go from one exercise to the next, in an easier fashion than in a video. Just follow the guides and have fun!

Kids' Exercise Videos  collection of YouTube channels includes a heap of kids exercise videos to get kids moving, grooving and having fun.

Qigong Videos  A collection from Mimi Kuo-Deemer, a favorite of mine.

Gold's Gym Workouts  Free through the end of May.

Music & Performance:

Ancram Opera House  Ancram’s fascinating residents share stories in short videos.

Canada Performs Wide variety of live performances from our neighbor to the North.

Alvin Ailey Dance All Access  Watch performances, join live conversations on Instagram and do dance classes for everyone.

Barrington Stage Humorous Short Videos

Metropolitan Opera  Past performances free streaming for 23 hours.

Bavarian Opera House  Free live concerts on Monday evenings through April.

Berlin Philharmonic Virtual Concert Hall

British National Theater

Bard Fisher Center Upstreaming  A variety of performances

Hotchkiss School Streaming  A variety of concerts live and recorded.

Potpourri:

Dr. Mike Magee on Health Care  Excellent summary of how we got where we are and where to go.  Dr. Magee spoke at the Library in the fall.

Atlas Obscura  A definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Salisbury Forum, Wendy Schiller  The last Salisbury Forum on the Power of Elections

Learn Craft Cocktails  Join Zoom sessions at 6 or 11 with NY bartenders and learn their craft.

Litchfield Historical Society  Interactive exhibits.  Plus, check the calendar of events and sign up for live events, like Cursive with Kate and History Mystery.

Salisbury Forum Videos  Check out Douglas Tallamy on using native species at your home.

Wave Hill Gardens  This site offers a wonderful array from gardening and bees to yoga.

Travel/Nature

Bronx Zoo, Virtually  Live web cams and more

New York Botanical Garden  Virtual walks, plant advice and more.

 

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Great Wall of China

Geo Guess   - Land somewhere and use clues to figure out where you are.

San Diego Zoo Web Cams

 Monterey Bay Acquarium Web Cams

Virtual Tour Machu Picchu

Earthcam  A variety of animal cams, wild and zoos.

Explore.org  Variety of animal cams, including animal sanctuaries.