Although many museums around the world are now closed, they still tend to showcase beautiful works of art, especially those that are set up for peace. This trend recently received the #MuseumMomentofZen. However, last week the new museum hashtag started to gain momentum and on Thursday it became one of the most popular on Twitter.
It all started when the New-York Historical Society and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden started “sending” flower bouquets to other major art institutions. The first “lucky ones” were the Smithsonian Museum of Fine Arts and the Renwick Gallery, which received a picture of a sprig of a blossoming apple tree created by American artist Martin Johnson Heed.
“We hope that #MuseumBouquet will decorate your day!”, tweeted by the Historical Society. The museum quickly repaid with the same coin by sending a group of bright Lyman Sayyon flowers to the Acron Art Museum. Soon hundreds of museums – 365, to be more precise – filled their pages with flowers and messages of support for each other. Major institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Frick Collection, the Smithsonian Institution, and many others contributed.
Below you can see what the institutions have sent to each other.
Meanwhile, Hollywood superstar Sharon Stone, sitting in isolation, is learning how to draw – really, while on the numbers. For now, she’s doing it.
Golden Globe winner has demonstrated her first attempt at Instagram. It’s a picture of a luxurious impressionistic pink flower on paper. Yes, it was a suite of coloring numbers – but still, there’s a lot to learn.
“In fact, I find it absolutely wonderful,” said the 62-year-old star. And then she added a little quarantine advice for all of us: “You can learn things you couldn’t, what you couldn’t do when you were at home and you couldn’t do anything.
In the 40 years of her career Stone has starred in dozens of movies and series, including Basic Instinct, The Sliver and Casino. With her new hobby, she has joined an ever-growing list of celebrities who have turned to the visual arts. Among them – Brad Pitt, Jim Kerry, Lucy Lew, Adrian Brody, Sylvester Stallone, Val Kilmer, James Franco, Anthony Hopkins and many others.