San Francisco's de Young Museum offers virtual art discussions, videos during pandemic

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Saturday, December 12, 2020
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The de Young museum is closed, but there are a range of videos and resources online for art enthusiasts.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Like many Bay Area museums and organizations, the de Young Museum at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has had to be flexible with how they reach people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The museum was able to open in September, but is now closed.

The museum offers a range of resources and virtual experiences online for art enthusiasts as well as kids.

The museum's teaching artists are making weekly videos available for free on YouTube. There are also virtual programs online featuring discussions with artists.

As schools limit art programs during distance learning, some of the resources offered by the museum help kids process emotions during this unprecedented time through art, said Emily Jennings, the director of school and family programs at the museum.

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