In These Uncertain Times

Creativity, Community, and Compassion During a Global Pandemic

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October 16, 2020 - April 4, 2021

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2nd Floor Solari Gallery

In these uncertain times, we need space to collectively grieve, celebrate and heal. Here at the MAH, our mission is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections. And what better example of shared experience could we have than a global pandemic?

The daily lives of people in our community, and all over the world, have changed dramatically in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. While shelter in place orders have many people spending more time indoors, others continue to live and work outside the home with caution. Masks, gloves, protective barriers and social distancing have become the new normal. But despite all these barriers people continue to find ways to creatively reconnect with themselves and their communities during this difficult time.

We’re all in this together, but everyone is responding to this crisis differently. From coordinating mutual aid efforts to developing new creative practices at home - we want to hear how you are processing and responding to this moment. How are you connecting with your community? What are you doing, or choosing not to do, with this time? The MAH wants to provide a space for us to come together to share our own lived experiences with this medical and economic crisis.

Opening in October, this exhibition will showcase the creativity and resilience of Santa Cruz County’s response to shelter in place and the COVID-19 global pandemic. Through community-sourced artwork, individual stories and objects from the MAH’s history collection, we will explore the ways that creativity and community can support us through times of uncertainty.

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Over the next weeks and months we will be following up with opportunities for you to get involved with this exhibition through a variety of virtual programs. This form will let us know what you're most interested in working on and creating with us for this exhibition.
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We’ve received over 120 responses to the community survey last week, read the FAQ on how to get involved in the MAH's upcoming exhibition 'In These Uncertain Times.'

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