It’s a new event each Friday from 5pm to 6m with illustrator Angelicaa Hicks, to help us cope with being shut in, and end the virtual work week with some virtual fun..
Rockefeller Center has a long history of working with artists, with regular exhibits of sculptures in the Channel Gardens and in Rockefeller Plaza.
This virtual art event is an inventive way to keep us all connected with art while we stay at home to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The event takes place on Rockefeller Center’s Instagram, so make sure to follow the account. That way you’ll see when the Instagram Live event starts.
Send @rockefellercenter a Direct Message on Instagram with a photo of yourself, your pet, your favorite plant or whoever you are socially distancing with.
Submit the photo before 11am today, Thursday, April 2, for a chance to have Angelica draw you live on IG live.
On Friday, settle in with a drink or some snacks and watch Angelica make some illustration magic.
If your photo was chosen, following the session Rock Center will send you a FREE digital copy of your illustration to print at home.
Follow the artist @angelicahicks
Here are two more ways to connect virtually with NYC art and sculpture.
The Met has released a series of six videos that use high-tech spherical 360-degree views that let you tour the galleries virtually and without a VR headset.
The series includes crowd-free tours of the Great Hall, the Cloisters, the Temple of Dendur, the Met Breuer, the Charles Engelhard Court, and the Arms and Armor Galleries.
The Guggenheim Museum’s YouTube channel, features interviews with artists whose works have been recently featured there, including Simone Leigh and Sun Xun.
And the museum’s archive offers access to some 200 art books.
Evelyn Kanter also is the author of several NYC and Hudson Valley guidebooks, including my latest, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.
Purchase autographed copies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org