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Virtual Asset District

In Response to COVID-19

We at RAD join our community in concern for our family, friends, and the wonderful organizations that make our region so vibrant. The COVID-19 crisis has caused widespread uncertainty about the future, but we remain hopeful that we will come out on the other side of this with an even stronger sense of community and connection.

Below is our Virtual Asset District, and while VAD may not have quite the same punch as RAD, we are inspired by the spirit and creativity of our incredible regional assets who have been able to create virtual experiences for audiences in this time of self-isolation. Though we are not currently able to gather physically to engage with their programming, there are still plenty of opportunities to be engaged, entertained, and educated - virtually.

Now, more than ever, our assets need your support.

We will keep this list as up to date as possible. If you are an asset with virtual programming not represented here, email Shannon and we will add you to the list.

Take care out there. We hope to be able to gather at our favorite regional assets again, soon. Until then, enjoy them online!


 

ACLA Libraries

Click here to learn about ACLA's Summer Reading Program!

 

Allegheny County Parks

Check out the virtual Summer Concert Series lineup.

AND

Parks at Home features virtual programming and activities you can do right from home!

 

Arcade Comedy Theater

Enjoy Arcade Comedy Live and Online! All shows are BYOB. Restrooms are located inside your house. Concessions can be found in your fridge or pantry.

 

Assemble

Virtual Assemble summer classes are a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) digital hangout for kids and tweens (ages 6-15) to learn through making, testing out wild ideas, and building a better future.

 

Attack Theatre

Cello Diary is a virtual dance-making exploration. Click here to watch and learn more.

 

Audubon Society of Western PA

To continue educational outreach and support online learning initiatives, ASWP has started a YouTube Channel that features quick videos of DIY nature projects, info sessions with naturalists, virtual hikes, and more!

 

August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Enjoy virtual tours of the AWAACC's two most recent exhibits (which had to close early due to the COVID-19 crisis): Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges: Photographs by L. Kasimu Harris and I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach: Ayana M. Evans & Tsedaye Makonnen

 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Check out Summer Reading 2020 as well as CLP-Virtual, which brings the Library to you!

 

Carnegie Museums

Though the facilities are now open with timed ticketing, Carnegie Museums still offers a treasure trove of creative resources you can access anytime, from anywhere with Carnegie Museums From Home! Join in on the fun and learning and #MuseumFromHome!

 

Children's Museum/MuseumLab

The Children’s Museum and MuseumLab presents: Museum at Home! Fun, DIY projects you can do at home.

 

City of Asylum

City of Asylum presents The Show Must Go On(line) - a collaborative daily webcast that unites and streams programs by Pittsburgh's arts organizations.

 

City Theatre Company

City Theatre presents CT Online - a digital version of their new play offerings!

 

Contemporary Craft

Visit Contemporary Craft's online resources for inspiring artworks, conversations, and the thoughts and creative process behind the artworks at the comfort of your own home!

Also, be sure to sign up for their newsletter and follow their social media for at-home craft project ideas.

 

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Enjoy the latest digital exhibition as well as upcoming digital events by clicking here.

 

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

KST Global Stream is a new series of online programming, which translations of KST's programming to the virtual realm, artist talks, recommended streaming content, and new artistic commissions for the experimental digital domain.

 

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

MCG Youth & Arts is offering an exciting opportunity for Pittsburgh area youth (grades 6–12) to create masterpieces from the comfort of their own homes! Click here for details.

 

Mattress Factory

Mattress Factory is sharing virtual content on their website and social media with the following schedule:
Mondays: Feature of local makers from the museum or the MF Shop
Tuesdays: Virtual installation tours
Wednesdays: Photos of a different installation each week
Thursday: Photos/videos from archive
Friday: Educational projects and tutorials
Saturday: Artist interview videos

 

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Candid Conversations: free weekly streaming events that combine professional vocal coaching sessions with lectures on choral music on Wednesday evenings.

 

National Aviary

The National Aviary's new CyBIRD Learning online platform is for students, teachers, and families alike! From CyBIRD Distance Learning programs, to the Aviary After School Virtual Learning program series; a new weekly at home reading program, Reading with Red and Friends, and our ongoing Education Corner activities, trivia, and experiments, aviary.org should be your new destination for online education!

 

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Check out Phipps Virtual Summer Camps!

The Phipps Blog provides regular updates on nature in your neighborhood, fun family activities, ideas for your garden, and much more.

 

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Join PBT's "Grand Assemblé en Tournant" - an virtual exploration of new ways to connect through ballet and bring the beauty and magic of dance to our community.

 

Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO is bringing the joy of musical theater to audiences at home with a behind-the-scenes web series CLOse Ups, online Academy classes for students, and a community writing project, a Google Doc Musical

 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Creative Connections are virtual learning tools designed by Trust Arts Education Teaching Artists for learners of all ages.

Each lesson is only a few minutes long and uses materials that most people already have on hand. Featuring visual arts, movement, music, and more, you can connect with the arts from wherever you are!

 

Pittsburgh Festival Opera

UNSTAGED: Pittsburgh Festival Opera Pandemic Season on a device near you, now through July 26!

 

Pittsburgh Glass Center

Check out the many exciting glass activities you can explore from home!

 

Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Opera presents Intermezzo, a daily dose of operatic escape during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Pittsburgh Public Theater

PlayTime, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm, is a new online reading series, hosted live by Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, that will bring great classic plays and the work of extraordinary Pittsburgh writers right to your living room, computer, or device.

 

Pittsburgh Savoyards

The Pittsburgh Savoyards proudly present: The Topsy-Turvy Quarantine Series, a streaming series of some of their past performances!

 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Check out Summer with the Symphony: Digital Edition

AND

Extraordinary Measures: a series of musical offerings for the community presented through digital spaces.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Check out the Zoo’s webcams, podcast, and some additional fun and educational programming created for you and your family at home!

 

Prime Stage

Join Prime Stage on Facebook Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for Prime Stage Shares, a new social media series exploring various personal forms of storytelling.

 

Senator John Heinz History Center

While you’re practicing social distancing at home, the Heinz History Center has you covered with an array of virtual history offerings.  

 

Silver Eye Center for Photography

Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye is a series of conversational, virtual studio and exhibition visits with artists from our community and beyond.

Visit Silver Eye's website for online Studio Visits and Exhibitions.

 

SLB Radio

As always, you can catch SLB Radio Production each Saturday morning on 88.3 fm. More info here.

 

The Frick Pittsburgh

Virtual experiences include activities for kids (updated daily), online tours/exhibitions, and blogs.

 

The Tull Family Theater

Enjoy virtual screenings while the theater is closed.

 

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

Check out the Virtual Orchestra Video the young musicians of TRYPO have been working on with music director Brian Worsdale and composer Michael Markowski.

 

WQED

WQED's mission to create and share outstanding public media that entertains, educates, and inspires is as important now as it ever has been. Explore their website, where there is something for everyone!