Creating Apart: Local Artists Respond to a Global Pandemic

colorful painting by Sarah Brokke with red, yellow, and blue flowers with a tiny skeleton head
Sarah M. Brokke (American, b. 1979). Her Wild Life is Coming Back II, 2020. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Artist. © Sarah M. Brokke.

Court Gallery

Through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES: Cultural Organizations grant, the Tweed Museum of Art will host a new exhibition as part of a larger project entitled Stories of Wisdom from Bodies in Separation (SWaBS): Archiving the Coronavirus Pandemic through the Lens of Humanities, organized by UMD Professors David Beard and Devaleena Das. This exhibition, guest curated by Anne Dugan, showcases the responses of featured artists Ivy Vainio, Moira Villiard, Sarah Brokke, and Karen Savage Blue. A documentary by local filmmaker Mike Scholtz explores the virtual experiments undertaken by some of these artists as well as Joe Klander and Brian Barber.

Watch video of the project here