Weekender: Turn off the TV; Enjoy Virtual Art, Symphony, Concert, Upcoming Exhibitions

Maximilien Colin, Souvenirs, 1891. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/3 in. Collection of Sandra and Bram Dijkstra. The painting is part of a scheduled upcoming exhibition at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. (Courtesy)

Mondavi Center to stream classical music Friday 

Friday doesn't have to mean watching whatever is on television or playing video games. This Friday, May 8, listen to classical music by virtuosos Cho-Liang Lin on the violin and Jon Kimura Parker on the piano. On Saturday, May 9, enjoy John Beasley’s MONK’estra, a contemporary take on the arrangements of 20th century jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. During the closures, Mondavi continues to offer free virtual concerts. The virtual concerts will be shared on the dates the shows were scheduled to occur. Click here to view the full schedule of virtual concerts. 

Manetti Shrem: There's no place like home 

The theme for this week’s Manetti Shrem At Home newsletter is “No Place Like Home.” Now that we are all at home, we might as well reflect on this experience. The Museum invites you to consider your "palace" and how "the great slowing" has transformed your connection to home.

Professor Simon Sadler considers Robert Arneson’s monumental sculpture, The Palace at 9 a.m., describing to us the ordinariness of occupying a mass-produced house and turning it into a home. More information and photos in this Arts Blog story.

Catch a glimpse of one family sheltering in place through Hug Your Family, an online photographic series documenting professors Katie Peterson and Young Suh, their daughter and each day’s range of emotions

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SFMOMA recreates famous art at home

The hashtag #BetweenArtandQuarantine was started by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in late March. It encourages people to recreate their favorite works of art at home and post them online. A recent SFMOMA article, “Between Art and Quarantine: Our Favorite SFMOMA Art Recreations,” showcases recreations of SFMOMA art by SFMOMA employees. Check it out here. Pick your favorite art and try it. 

Crocker Art Museum introduces upcoming exhibit

Get some background on an upcoming art exhibit at the Crocker Museum: Scheherazade and her Sisters in this article on the Crocker blog. This exhibit focuses on Gilded-Age women. Scheherazade and her Sisters is scheduled to open on June 20 and close on Oct. 11, 2020. Dates subject to change. Learn more here. 

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art closes for season but remains online

The physical di Rosa campus will be closed for the remainder of 2020. However, they continue to offer art online. You can take online photo tours of two current exhibitions: Jim Drain’s Membrane and Davina Semo’s Core Reflections. Feeling inspired? Learn how to make your own sculpture out of natural materials here

Miss live music? See Sacramento orchestra perform 'at home'

Christian Baldini, music director and conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, is also music director of the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in Sacramento.  While the Camellia Symphony musicians usually perform in the McClatchy Auditorium in Sacramento, they are currently performing from their homes. Watch a clip of the orchestra playing together remotely here

Arts and culture organizations invited to apply for grant

Is your organization struggling financially due to coronavirus? WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. It will provide at least one Californian organization affected by the pandemic with up to $20,000. Learn more and apply here

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