June 2, 2020

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has recently introduced the #MuseumFromHome, making its exhibitions, collection and programmes accessible online for audiences to engage with contemporary art from their homes. Enjoy an enriching suite of content ranging from digital programmes, virtual art experiences, art activities and educational resources through the dedicated #MuseumFromHome page under six categories: Experience, Watch, Discover, Connect, Learn and Do.

In the next few months, SAM offers a variety of free online programming such as art and wellness sessions, short films and virtual curator tours.

Art & Wellness Sessions

Designed to encourage mindfulness and art appreciation, a new series of weekly online wellness sessions, titled Unwind with SAM, where participants can reconnect with their inner self through guided meditation and art. Unwind with SAM draws inspiration from artworks in SAM’s collection as well as works previously commissioned by SAM, such as We Are Family by Vicente Delgado, Here’s who I am, I am what you see by Ezzam Rahman, and The Hidden Dimension II by Sarah Choo Jing.

The live sessions are held on SAM’s Facebook page every Wednesday until 1 July 2020. These programmes are part of a new SAM initiative, titled Project Happiness, which offers participants opportunities to learn about mindfulness and mental well-being, while experiencing art in new ways. The series of programmes, talks and articles on art and wellness will be progressively rolled out throughout this year.

Stay Home Shorts

Featuring a light-hearted selection of local and international short films, Stay Home Shorts is a limited series of online screenings for viewers to enjoy with their loved ones from the comfort of their home. Exploring themes of family, relationships and communication, the first series of Stay Home Shorts will be launched over the Father’s Day weekend from 19 June to 21 June.

The following four films will be screened on SAM’s Facebook and YouTube channels for a limited time: Dear Fatty by Hsin-I Tseng; Chat by Tan Siang Yu; Hush Baby by Tan Wei Keong; and Family Dinner by Clara Gan and Shen Jiahui. A second film programme will be screened in August 2020 in celebration of National Day.

Virtual Galleries and Curator Tours

Experience our exhibitions and spaces and see our artworks through new perspectives with SAM’s virtual galleries on Google Arts and Culture. Exhibitions on view include the recently concluded Singapore Biennale 2019 (SB2019) and past exhibitions such as Imaginarium, Once Upon This Island, and Singapore Biennale 2016 (SB2016).

To complement these virtual exhibitions, audiences can also join the new Virtual Curator Tour series, where SAM curators lead an immersive walkthrough of selected works at past exhibitions and give insights into contemporary artworks featured at exhibitions such as SB2019 and SB2016. The series is available on the #MuseumFromHome playlist on SAM’s YouTube channel, which will be regularly updated with new video content in the coming months.