Collecting COVID-19

What object(s) would you contribute to a museum to represents your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic? Read Adam Popescu’s article from the New York Times (May 25, 2020) to see what museums are collecting and the questions that arise from the act of collecting and deciding what is collected.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel’s “Toilet Paper Hoarder, Manhattan NYC” was submitted to the Museum of the City of New York‘s #CovidStoriesNYC project.
Credit: Ruben Natal-San Migue, via Museum of the City of New York
How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Deciding

Leonardo at the Louvre

An exhibition in three reviews…

• Philip Kennicott, “Not every Leonardo…” Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2019.

“Beyond the Glass” at the Louvre’s Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, 2019. (XP captures, Courtesy Emissive and HTC Vive Arts)

• Michael Glover, “Leonardo da Vinci, Lost at the Louvre.” Hyperallergic, Nov. 2, 2019.

• Sebastian Smee, “Quiet please…” Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2019.

The Louvre’s 2019 Leonardo exhibition includes Andrea del Verrocchio’s “Christ and Saint Thomas” (1467-83), a work that inspired da Vinci. (Musee du Louvre/Antoine Mongodin)

OK, four reviews…but this one in London:

Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece, commissioned & produced by the National Gallery and created by 59 Productions. Photo by Justin Sutcliffe.

National Gallery, London: Virgin of the Rocks, through January 12, 2020.