Here’s what to check out if you’ve missed the iconic art museum

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) may have been closed for what seems like forever due to their re-construction works, but their efficacy has not been displaced.

Now taking the opportunity to head online, SAM’s #MuseumFromHome initiative comprises six different categories including Experience, Discover, Connect and Do. Plus, the gallery will continually dole out complimentary online programming such as arts and wellness sessions, short films and virtual curator tours.

First, check out a series of weekly online wellness sessions titled Unwind with SAM where participants can reconnect with themselves through art and guided meditations. Drawing inspiration from artworks such as We Are Family by Vicente Delgado and Here’s who I am, I am what you see by Ezzam Rahman, the live streams happen on SAM’s Facebook page every Wednesday till Jul 1.

Next, browse a collection of local and international short films with Stay Home Shorts as the limited series offers content that explores the theme of family, relationships and communication. The first of the selection will be launched over the weekend of Jun 19 before being screened on SAM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel; check out flicks like Dear Fatty by Hsin-I Tseng, Tan Siang Yu’s Chat and even Family Dinner by Clara Gan and Shen Jiahui.

Finally, no museum experience is complete without cool art exhibitions, so explore the gallery virtually via artworks available on Google Arts & Culture. Past showcases including Imaginarium, Once Upon This Island, and the Singapore Biennale 2016 are on display and even complemented with the new Virtual Curator Tour series. To follow SAM curators as they lead immersive walkthroughs of exhibitions, just head to SAM’s YouTube channel’s #MuseumFromHome playlist.

So not only can you expect enhanced cultural experiences from the iconic local museum, rest assured you’ll also be receiving them all from the comfort of your own home.


More information available here. Visit the Singapore Art Museum's Facebook page here.