4 Digital Cultural Experiences in San Francisco This Month

Kanika Talwar | September 15, 2020 | Lifestyle

The arts are now available from the comfort of your own home.

StephanieWilbornjpg.jpgAmerican Conservatory Theater Manager of Community Programs Stephanie Wilborn explains slam poetry.

1. American Conservatory Theater

While its theater is closed, A.C.T. boasts various online interactive viewing programs. Joy Meads hosts Meads Reads and pairs the monthly script readings with a dinner suggestion from a local restaurant to help support the community. In addition, artists interact and give their analyses on recent productions in the Takes on a Scene program. Meanwhile, Manager of Community Programs Stephanie Wilborn offers Take 10, a series of interactive YouTube videos to teach children and families about different theater elements.

Sixties.jpgThe de Young Museum celebrates San Francisco’s legendary 1967 Summer of Love.

2. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Google Arts and Culture partners with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco institution to get as close as possible to the galleries without being physically there. Both the de Young and Legion of Honor are available for browsing global artworks online, including The Summer of Love exhibit and a look at the Rodin collection at the Legion.

The Frameline44 virtual festival honors queer cinema.

3. Frameline44 Festival

For a digital, 11-day event, the Frameline44 fall festival will feature more than 35 narrative films, documentaries and shorts. The celebration of queer cinema is complete with a silent auction, award night, question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers and celebrity guests and more. Sept. 17-27, frameline.org

SFMOMA.jpgSFMOMA provides 24/7 access to its most treasured art collections.

4. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Taking part in the #MuseumfromHome, the SFMOMA displays its various contemporary media. Along with artist interviews, essays and educational works, the museum hosts a series of kid-friendly videos and craft activities.

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Photography by: From top: courtesy of American Conservatory Theate; by randy dodson/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; by Barak Shrama Photography; © Henrik Kam/courtesy of SFMOMA