Art at Home

Art at Home

We believe art has the ability to keep us connected and spread joy, even in the midst of uncertainty. So we've gathered a list of suggestions for how you can continue experiencing art, from home. We’ll continue to update over the next few weeks with fun and inspiring ways to keep the arts in your life!

Theatre

Get excited for the 2020-2021 Theatre Season

  • Watch the original film of Kinky Boots (2005) that inspired the Broadway musical! Or, stream the musical on Broadway HD.
  • The two-person scary story The Woman in Black is based on a terrifying read by Susan Hill – and was also adapted into a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe.
  • Enjoy an early holiday viewing of one of the several film versions of Miracle on 34th Street – we recommend the 1947 film, with Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwynn and Natalie Wood.
  • Get ready to laugh and learn a little about the Belle Époque era of French culture, in preparation for Georges Feydeau's farcical play A Flea In Her Ear.
  • George Orwell’s Animal Farm is always timely – revisit this classic satire before it comes to our stage in 2021.
  • Learn the background behind the story, and find a good history of Joan of Arc to get ready for Mother of the Maid, which closes out the Black Box repertory season in the spring.
  • And finally, put on a playlist of Elvis and Johnny Cash to get in the mood for the spring musical Million Dollar Quartet. How about “Blue Suede Shoes” or “Ring of Fire?”

Explore stories related to productions at the Arvada Center

Here's a Spotify playlist of iconic musical theatre hits you may have heard on the Arvada Center stage.

Bright Star

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

  • Watch a live Living Room Talkback with director Geoffrey Kent, and members of the cast! 
  • Read the book: Jefferson County Public Libraries buildings are closed, but books and more can be rented through their online library.
  • Watch a film version: This story has been adapted for both the large and small screen countless times. Our pick? David Suchet's turn as the famous detective in "Agatha Christie's Poirot." 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Small Mouth Sounds

  • Watch a live Living Room Talkback with director Lynne Collins and the cast!
  • Experience a moment from this production in this video, created by company member Zachary Andrews.

Stream Theatrical Performances

National Theatre Live is releasing free full-length plays every Thursday on YouTube. You can watch each play for one week before it disappears. 

Stars in the House is a daily mini-show featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!)

BroadwayHD is a subscription streaming service, with titles like Miss Saigon, Falsettos, The King and I, Macbet with Patrick Stewart and more.

The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.

To listen: The Broadway Backstory podcast digs into how Broadway musicals came to be from idea to full production.

Galleries

Connect with the Center

Take a virtual tour of our galleries and learn more about printmaking! 

Arts and Crafts at Home

Learn to make your own relief print at home, using a potato as a stamp!

Create Intaglio prints at home using a cardboard box to carve your design.

Take virtual tours of other famous museums around the country:

Get creative and do a lunch doodle with Kennedy Center resident artist Mo Willems.

Art Education

Find art projects you can do at home - from DIY printmaking lessons to short classes in watercolor painting.

Watch lessons and demonstrations.

Storytimes

Children's theatre directors David and Julie Payne read The Velveteen Rabbit in this virtual storytime, sponsored by the Genesee Mountain Foundation.

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