We need art, and we need each other. Every part of our world has been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Americans have turned to arts as a refuge. Since we can’t gather in person, we’ve moved our socializing online.
#ArtOffPause is a livestream series and social media campaign that helps us to stay connected as we look ahead. Our arts institutions are “on pause” to stop the spread of COVID-19. Artists, curators, and scholars will preview their suspended or upcoming projects via livestream. Our community can envision what the future might bring after the public health crisis.
We can’t access our museums and galleries, but we have access to each other. This crisis gives us an opportunity to highlight the people and process of art, instead of objects. Through connecting on a daily basis, we can deepen our relationship to our work and to our larger community. We need something to look forward to in the face of national adversity.
This month on #ArtOffPause
- Tuesday 5/12: Kevin Seaman on hookup apps, drag culture and #femMASCULINE in San Francisco
- Monday 5/18: Dr. Bimbola Akinbola on portraiture, diaspora, and COVID philanthropy in Chicago