San Francisco is home to some of the finest artistic and cultural institutions in the United States. It is also a city where innovation and technology are as much a part of the landscape as Victorian houses and cable cars.
When San Francisco’s museums and performing arts organizations temporarily closed their doors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, their drive to share and inspire kicked into the highest gear. The result is a broad and colorful spectrum of ways to experience the enrichment of San Francisco while sheltering in place.
The de Young and Legion of Honor museums, SFMOMA, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and Alcatraz Island are all featured on Google Arts & Culture. This highly interactive and intuitive platform practically gives you a private tour of the world’s greatest museums.
SFMOMA, the Asian Art Museum, the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, the Walt Disney Family Museum and the Chinese Historical Society of America are also participating in the current and globally connected Instagram #Museumfromhome phenomenon, which delivers works of art right to followers’ smartphones and other digital devices.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is also strongly participating in the #Museumfromhome, as well as #jewseumfromhome via @jewseum on Instagram and Twitter.
The Asian Art Museum is also actively participating in #MuseumMomentofZen.