Images from the National Archives Catalog show striking parallels to today’s crisis, from masks to emergency hospitals.
As the COVID-19 pandemic roils the arts community, the organizations launched emergency funding initiatives to support the cultural sector.
As the pandemic continues, two self-quarantined Londoners decided their gerbils needed an art-filled space to unwind.
In an email sent this week, the museum told educators “it will be months, if not years, before we anticipate returning to budget and operations levels to require educator services.”
Director Adam Weinberg says many of those who were laid off “work in visitor-related roles and are no longer able to fulfill their duties now that the Museum is closed.”
After making YouTube art tutorials for five years, Jescia Hopper is now streaming live “Quarantine Editions” of her tutorials, making paintings with materials like instant coffee and ketchup.
This week, artists reflect on quarantining from their studios in Oakland, Philadelphia, New York City, San Diego, and Northern England.
Using the hashtag #MuseumsThankHealthHeroes, institutions are sharing artworks related to medical workers.
New York-based photo center BKC and artist group Seeing Collective have partnered to sell prints online.
Nearly all of the museum’s full-time employees will be receiving a full or partial furlough beginning on Friday.
The new CARES Act calls for “union neutrality” for companies with 500-10,000 employees receiving loans, which may impact the wave of unionizations at nonprofit museums.
Another week reflecting on stories that are impacting thousands of lives in the art community.