With the state and town's Stay at Home order in place, our cultural institutions have had to close their doors to visitors, however, this desn't mean a stop to the wonderful programming we have come to know and love on our island. Please click the links below to visit some of these sites remotely as we stay home and stay safe.

Nantucket Atheneum offers ebooks, audiobook downloads, movies, tv, language learning sites, music, and more.


Another fun activity is utilizing the Antheneum’s archives of newspapers to research some of your favorite topics. Why not discover what happened on Nantucket the week you were born, find any photos of yourself, or research a Nantucket news story.


Atheneum classes you may have missed are now posted on the Athenuem’s YouTube channel. There is also a wonderful selection of archived material including concerts, lectures, segments from the Dance Festival, and storytimes.

To attend live online classes, visit the Atheneum’s schedule. Classes include crafts, story times, posture workshops, iphone classes, and more.

Nantucket Community Music Center has recent and archived videos on Facebook of live Nantucket concerts

Nantucket Ballet is offering live feeds of ballets classes on instagram @nantucketballet

Nantucket Culinary Center has a selection of archived cooking classes on their youtube

Catch up on lectures and readings from 2019 Nantucket Book Festival and stay tuned for details on their 2020 virtual festival

Artists Association Nantucket is offering some art history on their instagram, as well as a daily drawing prompt to follow along with and see others in the community working on. They also have regular content on their blog including artist spotlights and at home art lessons from local art teachers.

Nantucket Conservation Foundation is hosting a sticker design contest. This is a great time to work on an original art piece inspired by Nantucket marshes.

They are also reminding everyone that all properties are open for nature walks!

Find new and informative resources for parents & children from Nantucket Community School Early Childhood Center

Maria Mitchell Association has a weekly educational challenge on their website with a show and tell to share your project with the community. Find more details on the challenge and nature journaling prompts on their facebook page. Follow their social media for science facts and behind the scenes of the Museum and its staff. 

The Dreamland has a new blog to keep you entertained and highlight upcoming virtual experiences, including a bi-weekly theater class on instram @dreamlandstagecompany

NCTV has added some new programming to keep us busy and entertained -

The Best Medicine - A new weekly “virtual comedy roundtable” brought to you by The Nantucket Comedy Festival

Nantucket Cooks - cooking demos with Chef Greg Margolis of Nantucket Culinary 

You can also watch episodes of Out of Sea, follow workouts from the Saltmarsh, and so much more on their youtube channel

Theatre Workshop has been presenting online staged readings, free to the community. If you haven’t seen their “production” of On with the Show, I encourage you to go see it now - it’s a fantastic collaboration and celebration of theatre arts.

Open Mic Night with David Hayes continues online each Thursday.

Linda Loring Nature Foundation has been hosting their Science Pub lectures live online. You can also catch up on past recordings.

They continue to promote the use of the iNaturalist App for identifying flora and fauna species during your walks or nature observations.

RJ Turcotte of the Nantucket Land Council is offering weekly science at home activities as part of their bACKyard Biologist program. You can also follow along on instagram for updates on future activities and virtual field trips.

Egan Maritime Institute has launched a new podcast: Time & Tide, featuring stories about Nantucket’s maritime history, hosted by Evan Schwanfelder. The first three episodes are available for download/listening now.

Friday, April 24 the Town of Nantucket launched their virtual employee art show. Originally scheduled to be held in the Town Building on Broad Street, the exhibit is now online and features artwork by employees of the Town of Nantucket. 

Nantucket Historical Association continues to provide a plethora of resources online for children as well as adults. Programs include online exhibits, 1800 house workshops at home, ACKtivities for kids, and an updated video gallery.

Catch up on videos from the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum's archives on NCTV's youtube channel

ArtWeek, a weeklong celebration of the arts scheduled for May 1 - 10 is moving online. Visit artweekma.org for details and participate on social media with weekly challenges, bingo, and more.

Are we missing something? Have an update? email us at info@nantucketartscouncil.org

photo courtesy of Jessica Jenkins 

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Culture in the age of 'Social Distancing'

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