Museum Monday

Courtesy Maryhill Museum

Yes, this staying at home and social-distancing routine is getting tiresome. But don’t forget that you can still enjoy lots of art and culture online and, in many cities, on foot, and by car.

Chess Sets

Bullfight chess set at the Maryhill Museum

If chess is one of the games you’ve been playing at home, you can learn about the history of the game and see some incredible chess sets in the online exhibition offered by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA.

Maryhill’s chess set collection includes sets that are odd, whimsical, artist-made, and very rare.

Alice in Wonderland Chess Set at the Maryhill Museum

Drive-By Art

Courtesy Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

If it seems like murals are taking over all the blank walls in many cities, you’re right.

But that makes it possible to take in free art shows from your car or during a socially distanced stroll through a city any time of the day.

By Todd Frain, using images by Creative Clay artists.

Many cities also make their mural collection accessible online. One example: in Florida, the SHINE Mural Festival curates more than 90 murals in the St. Pete/Clearwater area and its virtual tours include photos, videos, and, in many cases, audio descriptions of the artworks.

By Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese.

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