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Visit the museum and attend art school from home

Monday, April 13, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Contemporary Austin has launched a new website called The Contemporary From Home in an effort to meet “the community’s need for escape, reflection and distance learning.” The site also moves the museum’s art school online to offer live classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and photography featuring “one-on-one feedback in real time by professional artists and educators.” Visitors to the online museum can enjoy “art-making activities, streamable performances and lectures, in-depth lesson plans, and quiet explorations of individual works of art.” The Contemporary’s two locations are closed at least through early May and all on-site spring classes have been canceled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While exploring a museum online may not offer the same grandeur as seeing works of art in person, it’s still a valuable opportunity for quiet reflection and contemplation of one’s own place in humanity’s cosmos. Art classes for adults, teens and kids begin this week.

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