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5 Virtual Arts Experiences From Northeast Ohio Artists And Institutions

"Organizing The Physical Evidence"  [Akron Art Museum]
picture captured from video "Organizing The Physical Evidence" which is part of Akron Art Museum collection [Akron Art Museum]

Arts organizations are continuing to offer virtual events during the coronavirus pandemic.  Here are just a few happening over the next week.

Oberlin’s Stage Left- Reviving Copland’s Neglected Sonata

Aaron Copland dedicated his Sonata for Violin and Piano to his musician friend Lieutenant Harry Dunham, who was shot down over the Pacific during World War II.  Oberlin Conservatory musicians play this infrequently performed work live on YouTube Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m.


Cleveland Cinemas- Quarantine Cat Film Fest

Cat lovers rejoice! A collection of kitty-based hilarity and hijinks filmed by pet owners during the quarantine is available for streaming beginning July 3.


Beachwood Historical Society and Beachwood Arts Council- Rock Art and Paintings- Indian Glyphs in Ohio.

Archaeologist Roy Larick leads a virtual tour around Ohio showcasing places where ancient drawings and rock painting are found. Larick will discuss the symbolism of the works.  The event takes place Tuesday, July 7, at 4:00 p.m. A reservation is required.


Akron Art Museum- Coffee with the Collection

Grab your coffee or other favorite beverage as curator of exhibitions Theresa Bembnister talks about some of the museum’s latest additions, as well as how the acquisition process works.   You can be part of this casual conversation on Thursday, July 9, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Cleveland Opera Theater- Opera for All

Cleveland Opera Theater offers a variety of online activities and events throughout the week, ranging from talking about how productions are mounted to master classes to “Maestro’s Corner,” where music director Domenico Boyagian interviews fellow conductors, singers and other performers from around the world. Find out more at the Cleveland Opera Theater website.