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Museum of Modern Art / New York / Art

The one downside of museum-going, especially when it’s an exhibition everyone’s crowding into, is the difficulty of seeing around shoulders and squeezing between elbows. So MoMA’s Virtual Views is a sort of silver lining of the current closure. Every Thursday, a new episode highlights an exhibition or favorite artwork in the collection, offering viewers a chance to get right up close for as long as they want. Episodes include video stories and Q&As with curators. For example, Sarah Meister, who curated MoMA’s “Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures,” invites the photographer Sally Mann to discuss Lange’s work as well as Lange’s influence on her own work. (Mann on the moment you find the photograph: “You can feel that a picture’s going to work, it’s like sort of a little tuning fork that’s trembling inside you.”) Also available are episodes on Donald Judd, Neri Oxman, and the museum’s sculpture garden, with more to come. —J.V.

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