The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand.
The museum may be closed but that isn't stopping us from bringing you beautiful artwork. Now in its 69th year, Symphony in Color has reached thousands of Indiana students through this unique art contest.
Getting Bored? Here's A List Of Free Things That Weren't Free Before Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the daily routines of millions of Americans as many settle into their new self-isolation realities.
Some are finding ways to pass the time by streaming television shows, movies and classic sports (and, of course, listening to NPR).
Other companies — outside the traditional streaming sites such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon — are making content available during the era of social distancing. But some companies, musicians and others are lending their services and talents for free in an effort to help all of us make it through these uncertain times with a bit more ease.
A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown
As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans.
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.
Some artists are planning daily streams — like Ben Gibbard and Christine and the Queens — and will be noted below as information becomes available.
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Drawing With Kids: 5 Ideas to Stay Creative With a Pencil and a Piece of Paper
English sculptor Henry Moore once said: “Drawing, even for people who cannot draw, even for people not trying to produce a good drawing, makes you look more intensely.” The practice of drawing can help us to see and understand our worlds better. Even young children start to draw as soon as they can drag their fingers through the sand.
Seventeenth-century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian used drawing to study the life cycles of insects starting when she was only 13 years old, and through her close-up explorations was one of the first naturalists to understand metamorphosis. Similarly, Michelangelo used drawing as a way to study the human body, making detailed sketches of muscles, bones, and even blood vessels.
Drawing together with your children is a great way to connect with each other and with your environment, to look and see together, and to build a little humor into your day. Whether you’re an experienced artist or someone who rarely picks up a pencil, you can see your world through a new lens by drawing—and also have some fun while you’re at it.