Connecting with Culture

In addition to cultural events on the Event Calendar, I invite you to explore the many ongoing and permanent exhibits that are offered through cultural institutions and beyond. Here are lots of ideas for you to browse and maintain your connection to the cultural life of New York City and beyond. You can also use these to write a reflection paper for your cultural event requirement, if you think you have enough material to write a reflection paper.


Gerhard Richter Online – The Met Breuer – view the retrospective exhibit of this prolific German artist online.

Maggazino Italian Art: watch Postwar and Contemporary Italian Art in the United States.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: watch 360-degree videos of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s locations, including The Met Cloisters, The Met Breuer, and the Fifth Avenue museum’s Temple of Dendur and arms and armor galleries.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): watch MoMA’s YouTube Channel section that has hundreds of videos on art, exhibits, artists, and filmmakers.

The Studio Museum in Harlem: discover thousands of artworks from the collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem, a home for artists of African descent and work inspired and influenced by black culture.

Culinary and Diaspora Dining:

Casa Belvedere: sign up for a series of virtual talks and Italian cooking classes with the Italian Cultural Foundation.

Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute: choose each week’s class features a different food from the African diaspora.


China Institute: study language, literature and more with China Institute Goes Virtual.

El Taller Latino Americano: experience language, art, dance and music with community-based non-profit institution that bridge the gap between Latin Americans and North Americans.

Irish Arts Center: choose from (paid) classes in music, step dance, language and playwriting.

Masterworks of Indian and Himalayan Art: see Indian and Himalayan art plus Indian travel posters from the mid-1950s.


Rakow Research Library: view digital collection.


The Museum of Jewish Heritage: explore an exhibit dedicated to Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust – Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.

Museum of Chinese in America: experience the best of MOCA content digitally and online through digital tours and audio guides, featuring video interviews from MOCA’s online collection with 35,000 digitized images, and digital learning resources including a history of the Chinese in America through music, sound, playlists, and virtual cassettes.

The Met Fifth Avenue: experience and enjoy videos on artists, exhibits, and behind-the-scenes action with The Met on YouTube.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: explore archival materials, videos and exhibits covering Jewish history.

Denny Dimin Gallery – Tales of the City on Hong Kong: watch media art, with video discussions and a walk-through Hong Kong.

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