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Echoing Empty Galleries

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Echoing Empty Galleries

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This photo, taken at the Detroit Institute of Art, is a glimpse of the drastically different pandemic-era museum experience. Upon entrance to the museum, guests are masked, tickets are bought online, temperatures are checked, and then one can wander the silent, empty galleries. Diego Rivera’s monumental Detroit Industry Murals are even more awe-inspiring when drifting around the cavernous hall distraction-free, with only sentinel machines keeping one company. Presently, Rivera’s personal history of political conflict and pandemic-related loss ring especially true. Although museum visits have adapted, one can still experience a powerful connection to art, in a new, maybe even improved way.

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Photograph

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Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

2/17/2021

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

2/22/2021

Date Created (Dublin Core)

11/5/2020

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This item was submitted on February 17, 2021 by Halle Blauwkamp using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/archive

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