It started with one social media post.

On June 1, the Laguna College of Art and Design (known as LCAD) released a solidarity statement with the Black Lives Matter movement on its social media. The letter, signed by the school’s president Jonathan Burke, looked similar to other posts by universities and companies pledging to stand against racial injustice.

But the hashtag #AllLivesMatter was the sole text on display at the top.

Students quickly noticed that their private arts school had used the hashtag associated with dismissing Black Lives Matter. They started flooding the comment section with their own experiences at

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Using face masks, sanitizing gel and social distancing, Cirque du Soleil artists in Mexico practice before a performance — a rare sign of hope for the famous Canadian circus company.

The circus shut down 44 shows across the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak, furloughing 95 percent of its workforce and filing for bankruptcy protection.

But — after three months off stage due to the coronavirus lockdown — performers in the “Joya” show returned earlier this month to the theater in Riviera Maya on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatan Peninsula.

Contortionists, jugglers and skaters rehearsed for what will be their fifth show

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Just a few years back, if you wanted to check out the Christ statue in Rio, or marvel at the 4,000-year-old mummy at Kolkata’s Indian Museum (yes, they have that), you would have had to visit the actual place.

Not now. Thanks to Google Art & Culture, you can access them from anywhere. At a time when we are still a tad uncertain about travelling, and planning an international trip remains a pipe dream, technology can certainly take care of our travel itch. And platforms like Google Arts & Culture allow us to explore museums and heritage sites halfway across

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With a long way to go until a semblance of normality returns, the arts still flourish — even digitally.

Art collective ecosystem Gudskul, like other arts foundations, has been deeply affected by the ongoing pandemic, forcing it to close its doors to visitors.

While most art exhibitions have ended up being cancelled or postponed, technology became a savior for others, allowing artists to display their work without having to worry about social distancing or someone accidentally knocking down a display.

Augmented: Both exhibitions are held virtually, complete with 360-degree views and virtual reality capability. Augmented: Both exhibitions are held virtually, complete with 360-degree views and virtual reality capability. (Gudskul/-)

Two of Gudskul’s latest exhibitions,

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Lots of Art and Culture filled Downtown Lafayette this evening during the 4th annual Gallery Walk.  Artists showcased their work in 11 facilities through out downtown.

This is an event that the Tippecanoe Arts Federation puts on with live music and drinks as people view art. It was also local artist Sloan Marshall‘s first time as the featured artist at Bindery Artist Studios.

Marshall says it feels great to showcase their hard work during a pandemic.

“It means everything. I have been working towards this for months,” said Marshall. “A few months ago I didn’t even know

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Erasmus Huis, the Indonesian-Dutch cultural center, recently launched its latest online program, e-rasmus huis.

The activities and events that have come to give Erasmus Huis its glowing reputation have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this, they have chosen to shift to a digital platform.

The e-rasmus huis program will offer events related to the arts and culture, such as music concerts, film screenings and performance art. Acting as a medium for creatives to express themselves, Erasmus Huis hopes to be further engaged with its audience.

“In these confusing times, we see creatives –

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