In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, hundreds of dogs served had a crucial role in the search for survivors, and for victims’ remains. Now these heroes and their teams are getting their do in an exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
“Putting the photographs together is what makes this exhibit special,” said Amy Weinstein, the museum’s oral historian, who curated the show.
Their contribution to the massive rescue and recovery effort was vital.
“On the 11th, we saw the value of the dogs. We saw that there was nothing as effective as the dogs for searching wide areas, for clearing spaces,” says Dr. Cynthia Otto, executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center. “Their ability to recognize odors, respond to odors, to trace the source of an odor is phenomenal.”
The most impressive exhibitions available online that you deserve to see during coronavirus pandemic.
During the quarantine lockdown, an exhibition you can watch online from the comfort of your home is welcome, so we come to your aid with a series of recommendations from which you can draw inspiration.
We must admit that we now have more time to enjoy movies and serials that we have not been able to watch. But besides these, the exhibitions that you can now visit virtually are an option that you must consider.
If you want to have a few minutes of relaxation and disconnect from what's around you, here is our selection of exhibitions to watch.
1. Faces of Frida
In 2018, Victoria & Albert Museum hosted an exhibition dedicated to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. During the exhibition were exposed several articles of clothing from her archives, but also precious objects from the personal collection. For those who did not have the opportunity to discover this wonderful exhibition, it is now available online. And if you're wondering how you can see it, all you have to do is access the Google Arts & Culture platform, which includes over 800 paintings, photos and objects that belonged to the artist and that you can explore in the smallest detail.
2. Cats in Art History
The Universal Museum of Art (UMA) in partnership with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais offers an extremely interesting exhibition called Cats in Art History. The exhibition brings to the fore a series of famous works of art that also include cats. Whether they are the center of interest of a painting or a discrete appearance, cats appear in a lot of works by well-known artists, such as Géricault or Rodolphe Salis.
3. Louis Vuitton Foundation: The Painting Party
From August 20-26, 2019, the Louis Vuitton Foundation hosted the exhibition Le parti de peinture, which included an impressive selection of works by several artists, such as Joan Mitchell, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ettore Spalletti and Yayoi Kusama. An interesting exhibit was the Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist. Her works are full of special meanings, especially as they encompass her childhood and the hallucinations she has been facing ever since. From Wednesday, April 1st, the exhibition can be visited online.
4. From Station to the Renovated Orsay Museum
The famous Orsay Museum, once a railway station, is now one of the most impressive museums. The museum's exhibitions also include some of the best-known masterpieces of the best-known artists, such as Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du monde, The Luncheon on the Grass and Edouard Manet's Olympia, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and The Gleaners by Jean -French Millet. Closed during this period, the Orsay Museum offers podcasts, but also an interesting exhibition called From Station to the Renovated Museum d 'Orsay, which reveals the major stages of the museum's transformation.
5. In Tune with the World
In April 2018, the Louis Vuitton Foundation presented an exhibition called Au diapason du monde (In Tune with the World), which brought together some of the masterpieces of artists Dan Flavin, Yves Klein, Giacometti, Gerhard Richter, Cyprien Gaillard and Maurizio Cattelan. However, the attraction of the exhibition was represented by the work of Takashi Murakami, a contemporary Japanese artist who explored different themes in his art, from death to natural disasters.
6. Fashion at Versailles
A landmark for fashion is Versailles. In 1780, during the reign of Louis XVI, men and women were dressed in impressive dresses and costumes and unique at the ceremonies they attended. Château de Versailles offers on the official site the opportunity to see two exhibitions, one of them representing a study on the style of the famous Maria Antoaneta.
This month, the famous Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the city of Pompeii, as part of a tour that honors this space of arts and commerce. The exhibition includes a series of frescoes that decorated the sumptuous villas of Pompeii, images with the excavations that took place in the city, but also an impressive mosaic of the nymph Ariadne with Dionysus. The Grand Palais decided to offer the opportunity to visit the exhibition virtually. If you want to listen to the podcast of the exhibition, it can be downloaded for free through the Grand Palais app.