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Singapore Art Museum launches online film screenings, meditation sessions

With its new #MuseumFromHome programme, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is making its exhibitions, art collection and programmes accessible online for visitors to engage in from home.

Singapore Art Museum launches online film screenings, meditation sessions

SAM is taking its activities and offerings online with the new #MuseumFromHome series. (Photo: Singapore Art Museum)

If you’re running out of activities to do while you continue to self-isolate at home, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has got you covered with a host of activities for the coming months. The museum has launched its #MuseumFromHome programme, which offers free online film screenings, virtual tours as well as art and wellness sessions.

The programmes and experiences are divided into six categories: Experience, Watch, Discover, Connect, Learn and Do. Here’s a look at what’s available.


Every Wednesday, SAM will host virtual guided meditation sessions on its Facebook page. (Photo: Singapore Art Museum)

Happening every Wednesday from now till July 1, SAM will hold weekly online wellness sessions on its Facebook page. The sessions, titled Unwind With SAM, are designed to encourage mindfulness and art appreciation. They consist of guided meditation sessions inspired by SAM’s collection of art, including works previously commissioned by the museum.


Film still from Dear Fatty by Hsin-I Tseng. (Photo: Hsin-I Tseng)

The museum is also launching Stay Home Shorts, a limited series of online film screenings. Light-hearted local and international films will be screened on SAM’s Facebook and YouTube page. The films explore the themes of family, relationships and communication, with the first series launching over Father’s Day weekend from June 19 to 21. 

On the roster are four films – 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 in celebration of National Day.


SAM's curator tours go online with the launch of the new series, Virtual Curator Tours. (Photo: Singapore Art Museum)

SAM’s exhibitions, spaces and artworks are available to view virtually through Google Arts and Culture. Exhibitions on view include the recently concluded Singapore Biennale 2019 and past exhibitions such as Imaginarium, Once Upon This Island and Singapore Biennale 2016.

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. The series is available on the #MuseumFromHome playlist on SAM’s YouTube channel, which will be regularly updated in the coming months.

For more information, visit SAM’s website here

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Source: CNA/st(ds)