Art Dirt: An Update on COVID-19 & the Arts

by Glasstire March 29, 2020
Houston artist Christopher Cascio virus collage

Christopher Cascio, Virus Collage, 2020. Laser print on paper and glue. Via 12.26.

Brandon Zech and Christina Rees discuss the hurdles faced by museums and nonprofits, the government stimulus bill, and the possible closure of art schools as a result of the pandemic.

“This is still early days. I was talking to somebody on the phone who knows about higher education, and he was sounding the alarm, essentially saying that he thinks a number of universities are going to shut because of this.”

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This week’s podcast is supported in part by The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and their program Being There: Revisiting Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, a rebroadcast of past Tuesday Evenings lectures on YouTube. Terri Thornton, Curator of Education, will introduce each presentation, with an online chat to follow. Join the museum, as usual, on Tuesdays from 7-8 PM for the program.

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Alison March 29, 2020 - 14:12

Guys, once again, thank you for what you are doing here on Glasstire. Fresh, professional, engaging, important content addressed in this podcast. During this real/surreal time your engagement here is critical. Thanks!


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