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New Orleans art venues want to meet you where you are: At home, as coronavirus shuts doors

Jonathan Ferrara works from home

A lot of things that make New Orleans special don’t translate well to the new socially distanced reality of these last several weeks. Somehow, having a crawfish boil with two dozen of your closest friends via Zoom just isn’t the same.


Fortunately for everyone sticking close to home — and that should be most of us — several arts organizations are meeting the challenge in some very creative ways.


Meanwhile, many commercial galleries are amping up their social media presence to keep up with the times. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery  is using its Facebook and Instagram accounts to debut JFG TV, a streaming content collection including virtual tours, artist takeovers and studio visits.