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Chloe Bernardo, Ed.
The project is called A Drawing a Day Keeps the Pandemic Away. We created it on March 17th, which was the day when we realized that we weren’t going to be able to go back into the museum and continue installing the exhibitions we had been planning to open on March 27th. People were asking us what we, as an art museum, were going to do to reach out to the community during the pandemic shutdown and honestly we were wondering that ourselves, so we had an online brainstorming session and came up with the idea of posting a daily drawing prompt on Instagram. Anyone who wanted could respond to the prompt by posting a drawing and tagging us. Then we would add their drawing to our story feed and our highlights, so there would be a growing record of everything we’d received. At the end of the project we would turn the submissions into a catalog. Drawing a Day is not only something that gives people a connection to the arts community during the shutdown, it’s also going to become a historical archive.
Majorie Barrick Museum of Art
Expression; Pandemic art; Grounding; Majorie Barrick Museum
Art and Design | Digital Humanities | Social History
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, "A Drawing a Day Keeps the Pandemic Away: Vol 7" (2020). A Drawing a Day Keeps the Pandemic Away. 7.
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