During this uncertain time, we feel it’s important to bring some brightness into the world and we’re dedicating this space to spreading joy, creating connections and inspiring creativity. Whether it’s Italians singing on their balconies or virtual Beethoven symphonies, we will be here and share some much-needed moments of pause and positivity with you. #BetterTogether #OneWorld #MakeArtMakeChange #CreativeBreak
4/3/2020 – Galleries and museums all over the world are finding ways to connect people with art while we all spend more time at home. The Broad, a contemporary art museum based in LA, has brought its most popular work, an installation by Yayoi Kusama, to the digital world. Kusama’s “infinity rooms” are quite possibly what the Japan-born artist is most famous for, along with her recurring polka dot motifs. The piece titled ‘The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away’, immerses the viewer in a limitless shadowy expanse dotted with orbs of light. Kusama’s works, which balance contradicting feelings of claustrophobia and limitlessness, find new meaning in these uncertain times.
Explore Artist Ann Marie Coolick’s Polka Daubs series inspired by Yayoi Kusama: https://shopvida.com/collections/ann-marie-coolick
4/1/2020 – Artist Yoko Ono’s interview from 1990 as she reflects on her influences, her years on the international avant-garde scene, and the impact of her marriage to John Lennon on the reception of her work. Via @Getty Museum’s Recording Artist Podcast.
3/27/2020 – “There is something beautiful about a collective struggle. And the beauty in what we are facing today is that the only way to overcome this pandemic is for us to all come together as one….” Dr. Francois, an orthopedic surgeon resident in a Minnesota hospital posted this beautiful message with a video of him singing “Imagine” by John Lennon while his colleague, surgeon William Robinson, played the piano. Take a #CreativeBreak and watch their heartwarming performance.
3/26/2020 – Take a break and enjoy Colorado Symphony Perform Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” virtually together promoting peace and universal kinship. #BetterTogether #MakeArtMakeChange #OneWorld