Staying at home and social distancing during this time are the most important things you can do to stay healthy. And while your health should remain your highest priority, sheltering in place can begin to feel stifling. It’s more important than ever to keep your mind active. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to stimulate your brain by exploring the greatest museums in Fort Worth, Texas, from the comfort of your own home with virtual museum tours. To get you started, let’s examine how the “big three” Fort Worth museums – Amon Carter Museum of American Art, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Kimball Art Museum – are doing their part to make the most of staying at home.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
One of the landmark museums in Fort Worth, Texas, is the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, or “the Carter” as it’s commonly known. It’s a prime example of how museums are adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new web series, “Cooped Up with the Carter,” was created specifically to provide cultural entertainment to Fort Worth residents. Each episode of the series explores an artwork in the museum’s collection, hosted by a museum staff member. Topics range from Texan artist Mark Dion to kitchen recipes based on works of art. Curators and staff members even provide creative do-it-yourself activities that everyone can participate in with common household items. If you’re looking for interesting insights and engaging creative projects, the Carter’s website is the perfect place for you.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Modern has long offered online museum tours of some of their collections. Now that the museum is temporarily closed, they’ve expanded their online adventures. The Modern is creating new, exciting content on their Facebook and YouTube pages that dives deep into their current exhibitions and even features artist spotlights. And virtual museum tours are still in full swing at the Modern – just visit their site to see how you can join in on upcoming tours.
Kimball Art Museum
The Kimball Art Museum has a phenomenal local reputation, and for good reason. The museum has invested in the local community for years, providing workshops, public tours and all kinds of youth programming. Now, they’re creating free content for the public in the expansive Kimball from Home virtual feature. Kimball from Home invites people to explore the museum’s world-class collection in engaging and inventive ways. You can view entire art and architectural online museum exhibits at your leisure, watch curator-led educational videos, and listen to over a hundred audio recordings highlighting the museum’s permanent collection. You can even get the kids in the family involved with Kimball Kid’s Collection Tour, Story Time and Teen Art Scope mobile app. Plus, the museum offers family art activities you can download for free. Of all the museums in Fort Worth, Texas, the Kimball has perhaps the largest online repository.
Cultural Nourishment at The Stayton
All of us at The Stayton hope you’re staying safe, and that these virtual museum tours and activities help keep your mind sharp and spirits up. Embracing the rich cultural history of Fort Worth has always been important to The Stayton and our residents. Whether in our independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing or rehabilitation, there are always opportunities to expand your horizons. It’s just part of what makes life at The Stayton so interesting and inspiring. If we can do anything to support you and yours during this time of sheltering at home, please don’t hesitate to call us at 817-349-7140 or contact us through our website.