12 Distinctive Destinations and Historic Artists' Homes and Studios to Virtually Explore
If you enjoyed our first list of virtual resources and want to continue exploring historic sites while safe at home, here are an additional twelve resources that will enable you to do just that. The sites mentioned below are part of our Distinctive Destinations program, which aims to enrich our understanding of American history by highlighting diverse sites across our country (one facet of which is our Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program). Explore the links below to learn about twelve of these wonderful sites!
2 Join site director Helen A. Harrison on this video tour of the Pollock-Krasner House, where she’ll walk you through the space and provide a glimpse into the lives of painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.
7 If you’re interested in conversations about art of all moods and mediums (with a slight bias toward the power of photography), listen to the George Eastman Museum’s podcast, which houses topics from their exhibited artists.
9 Virtually visit Chesterwood—the home and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French—and learn about a handful of French’s most notable works (including the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial) in this video.
10 Virtually visit Bacon’s Castle, the Virginian site that was famously taken over by Nathaniel Bacon’s followers during Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676.
11 Discover more historic places with our Guides. Each guide unites historic sites of a common theme or geographical location (which are ideal for planning road trips!).
12 Lastly, for a more comprehensive list, these Distinctive Destinations include even more virtual tours and digital collections for you to peruse without leaving your home.
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