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Inspired by the times

Enjoy art foiled & fueled by the pandemic plus a COVID reboot from our Riverdance mates.

Sample the dazzling array of art – classic & modern – that the Louvre and other museums around the world were poised to unveil had 2020 gone a bit differently, as compiled by Town & Country. Several places have cool online versions of their shows, like The Art Institute of Chicago’s bite-sized audio tours of their El Greco exhibit - a nice, quick way to break up your day! A few museums slowly re-opening now require appointment times for your visit. This way, you can pop in whenever you want…even in your PJs!

Artists can be inspired by anything…even a pandemic! There’s already new art emerging from these challenging times – some moving, some lighthearted. Check out these COVID-inspired works of art recently acquired by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts that they’re unveiling just for you online.

Could “pandemic poetry” become a thing? The BBC thinks so - they commissioned British poet Hussain Manawer in his free-flowing/rap style to perform a poem honoring those lost to COVID. Manawer’s also a “mental health campaigner” recognized by King’s College London for teaching young people about mental health, so his words carry a little extra healing power…

Remember “Riverdance” and its Irish dance on steroids? Those amazing artists are still at it, but now it’s from home and their “Dance for Hope” is a fun, virtual dance performance in tribute to health care workers fighting COVID. Many dance while tackling household chores – vacuuming and laundry day have never been more entertaining! Flying feet courtesy of founder Michael Flatley (his million-dollar feet not seen here…).