March 19, 2020

This week we're presenting British Museum, Eden Fine Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with extensive online tours that can be viewed without leaving the house. While the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has many of us nervous and physically self-quarantined at home, virtual art tours like these offer a free and modern-day mode of connecting with art, artists and each other. With so much extra time on our hands, why not spend it viewing and reading about art?

If you still plan to visit a gallery or museum in-person, make sure to call ahead or check their website to find out if they've changed their hours or closed. You can also check Artscope's COVID-19 Closures & Updates page for a list of COVID-19 updates from galleries and museums all over New England. This page will be updated continuously as we receive more information. In addition, if you are a museum, gallery, artist or open studio event organizer with something that is still going on, please send us a message at [email protected] so that we can help let people know.

Artscope is sponsoring Artrageous!34 at Montserrat College of Art. Due to COVID-19, the event has been postponed and will take place June 12 at 6:00 p.m. The live auction will begin at 7:45 p.m., followed by a silent auction which ends at 9:00 p.m. and a dance party. Don't miss the North Shore's signature art event! Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased here.

Want to get the March/April 2020 edition of Artscope without leaving your home? Artscope is available worldwide in Newsstand for iOS! To find and purchase your own Artscope interactive digital edition, just search "Artscope" in the App Store. Once downloaded, our available issues will show up in your Newsstand. You can purchase new issues as soon as they hit the press or set up a year subscription to guarantee instant access.

- Kristin Wissler

The Museum of the World at The British Museum
in London, England

British Museum
Museum of the World interactive map.

The British Museum is the first national public museum in the world, with eight million objects from across all cultures on view. While it's too far away to visit in person, Museum of the World can be viewed from the comfort of your own home. Museum of the World is a partnership between The British Museum and Google Cultural Institute created to give viewers an interactive, virtual experience. The map of artifacts is organized by time period and country of origin, with each artifact represented by a colored dot. The viewer has the option to further categorize the artifacts by their purpose if they want to see artifacts used for trade, religion, art and more. Upon selecting an artifact, the viewer is shown a high-resolution photo of it and a few paragraphs of information. There is also a sidebar which has an audio file of even more information, a Google Maps view of where the artifact was found, and a selection of related artifacts the viewer might choose to view next. Between the extensive information offered to the viewer and the large number of artifacts available to see, one can easily spend hours looking through Museum of the World. To experience Museum of the World for yourself, vist For more information about The British Museum, visit

Sponsored by: Thompson Gallery, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art, MAKE BIG PRINTS, Vizivel, Artspace Maynard, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Thompson Gallery
Thompson Gallery
Kasem Kydd, Opecean WoundsWe Are Still Alive Like Hydrogen and Oxygen, 2018, multi-channel video, 00:08:12 minutes.

Thompson Gallery
The Cambridge School of Weston
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
(781) 398-8316
MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., or by appointment
School calendar applies
Kasem KyddWas, Is, An Eclipse
March 23June 20, 2020
Kasem Kydd is a trans and non-binary visual artist, performer, dancer, and part-time DJ who currently lives in Chicago, IL. Kydd's work explores, and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, geological time, science fiction, astronomy, and space/time travel. Was, Is, An Eclipse, the final exhibition in the About Vulnerability series presents Kydd's recent "artifacts of black maritime life, black time, queer time, and geological time."

Augusta Savage Gallery
Augusta Savage Gallery
Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Planet III version 1, 2019, mixed media on paper with soil from San Pedro de Atacama River and charcoal from the community of Coyo, 38" x 38".

Augusta Savage Gallery
103 New Africa House
Amherst, MA 01003 (413) 545-5177
Monday & Tuesday, 1:007:00 p.m., WednesdayFriday, 1:005:00 p.m. (closed academic breaks)
Through March 26, Marsia Shuron Harris, Local painter and musician exhibits what she brands fluid paintings in a solo show. April 628. Opening Reception: Monday, April 6, 5:007:00 p.m., Ponnapa Prakkamakul. Painter and landscape architect explores sites and environments as an immigrant.

UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art
Procheta Mukherjee Olson, Verily I Say Unto Thee, oil on panel, 10" x 8".

University Museum of Contemporary Art
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003, 413-545-3672
TuesdayFriday: 11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m. / Saturday & Sunday: 2:005:00 p.m. / Open until 8:00 p.m. first Thursday of the month / Closed academic breaks
Through April 26, photographs by Roni Horn and miniature paintings by Procheta Mukherjee Olson.
March 26April 26, Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 25, 5:007:00 p.m. Artifacts From A Decade, UMCA's annual Curatorial Fellowship exhibition features works pulled from the UMCA's permanent collection of over 3000 works of art on paper.

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360° Virtual Tour at Eden Fine Art
Multiple Locations

Eden Fine Art
Eden Gallery at Madison Avenue, New York City, New York.

Eden Fine Art is a global network of high-end art galleries representing artists from all over the world. They have two locations in New York and one each in London and Greece, all of which are accessible online via their 360° Virtual Tour. Clicking the photo of the gallery you want to see takes you to a Google Maps view of the inside of the gallery. From there, you can zoom in and out to view things clearly, and click further into the gallery to move forward. Most of the galleries even have multiple floors of art to view, which can be accessed by clicking the number of the floor you want to see on the right side of the screen. Though each gallery has a different layout and has different artworks within it, they all have one thing in common: color. All four galleries are bursts of vibrancy, with exciting and eclectic works of art in every corner. Eden Fine Art explains that "Eden artists represent and promote contemporary optimism and a colorful view of life." Right now, every viewer could use a little color. Access the 360° Virtual Tour at For more information about Eden Fine Art, visit

Google Arts & Culture Profile at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York City, New York

Iván Navarro, Homeless Lamp, the Juice Sucker, 20042005.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world, dedicated to collecting and preserving modern and contemporary art. However, the museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Fortunately, they have an extensive Google Arts & Culture Profile, through which viewers can experience the museum online. The page contains five online exhibits, highlighting different types of art at the Guggenheim and providing extensive information about them. Over 200 pieces of artwork can be viewed individually as well in their photo gallery, where one can also find out the artist, date of creation, and other information depending on the piece. Towards the bottom of the page is the Guggenheim's Interior Street View, where one can view the museum as if they were actually there. The viewer can select one of 30 artworks to go to directly, or explore the museum's six floors on their own. Although it is currently unknown when the Guggenheim will reopen, there is still plenty to see from them online. Find their Google Arts & Culture Profile at For more information about the Guggenheim, please visit

Artspace Maynard
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We regret to announce that our Galleries will be CLOSED to the public and we have postponed all public events, including our Gallery Talks and Receptions until at least April 8, 2020. We will do our best to post photos of work associated with our current exhibitions on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and our studio artists will continue to have access to their workspaces.

During times of uncertainty, we believe it is absolutely vital that communities find ways to support each other in their individual and collective creative pursuits. Make art and find ways to share it with the world!

ArtSpace Maynard invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions for the 2020-21 season in our new West Gallery. Please go to: for more information. Submission deadline: June 15, 2020

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ATTENTION METALWORKERS!! ArtSpace is organizing a large-scale public art exhibition entitled 'METAL-ITY' that will feature over 100 outdoor steel sculptures made by New England artists, to be displayed on ArtSpace grounds. Exhibition dates: July 1, 2020November 1, 2021, Reception July 11, 1:004:00 p.m. If interested, send high resolution images of 3 considered artworks to Jerry Beck, ArtSpace Maynard Executive Director at [email protected], or call (978) 897-9828 for more information.

Stay healthy, stay inspired!

JERRY BECK, ArtSpace Maynard

Solomon Rugs
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