Your Own Culture Cabin

by Placerville Newswire / May 29, 2020 / comments

[Arts and Culture El Dorado]

During this time of uncertainty, the arts can remind us about the best in ourselves -- or just be an excellent distraction. Arts and Culture El Dorado believes that just because you're staying indoors doesn't mean you can't surround yourself with culture! Every week we will be sending out an e-mail with several ideas of things to see, do, hear, or watch, all without leaving your home.


Explore the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico

Since its opening to the public in March 2006, the Museo de Arte Popular (Museum of Popular Art) has set out to be an indisputable reference point for Mexican popular art, promoting it through its permanent, temporary and itinerant exhibitions; as well as workshops for children, artisans and the general public; competitions, seminars and extra wall activities. Click here to see more.


Wander the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, this museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from 1848 to 1914. Click here to see more.


Tour the Great Wall of China

As China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall of China is an essential stop on all China tours. Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet. Click here to see more.


View the stars any time of day

Through Stellarium Web, anyone can explore over 60,000 stars, locate planets, and watch sunrises and solar eclipses. If you enter your location, you can see all the constellations that are visible in the night sky in your corner of the world. Click here to see more.


Visit the birthplaces of music

Birthplaces of Music: A Virtual Field Trip is a fully interactive, virtual field trip through the world of music history. During this trip, you will visit the birthplaces of four of the most popular genres of music in the world today: classical, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and country. Click here to see more.


Go spelunking in the world's largest cave

National Geographic lets you explore the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam. Use the interactive map to enjoy the fully immersive experience (sound on!). Click here to see more.


Travel back through time

Virtually visit Turn Back the Clock, a museum exhibit that ran for two years at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Through compelling personal stories, innovative interactive media, and pop culture artifacts, the exhibit takes guests through seven decades of history—from the dawn of the nuclear age to significant policy questions our leaders face today. Click here to see more.


Uncover the mysteries of Easter Island

Most of us recognize the giant stone statues of Easter Island, but what’s the story behind them? Nova’s online adventure “Secrets of Easter Island” delves into the mystery with a virtual tour. Click here to see more.


Check in on All That's Interesting

This website boasts something new and interesting to read every day. Click here to see more.


Visit the Antelope Valley Indian Museum

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum has been a public museum since 1932, and is situated on 147 acres of desert parkland on the south side of Piute Butte in the Mojave Desert. The museum exhibits over 3,000 objects, including many rare and outstanding objects from the Antelope Valley, California coast, Great Basin, and the Southwest. Click here to see more.


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