From time immemorial, illnesses and threats to our health have always worried us. As we are surrounded by uncertainty caused by the pandemic that has gripped our world, it may be of comfort to know that we’re not the only ones who have experienced sweeping waves of contagion and great illness. The NCMA curators and GSK Curatorial Fellow have pulled together stories from the collection that show how works of art have been used for healing by people of diverse cultural backgrounds and religion throughout the centuries, or were created to remember those who have proffered medical care in times of need.
Shows at the NCMA and its satellite museum, SECCA, connect art and environmentalism with powerful images.
While West Building is closed in preparation for Reimagining the People’s Collection this fall, there’s still so much to experience and enjoy at your favorite museum of art.
Through video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media works, the 14 contemporary artists in Fault Lines focus on current environmental concerns and offer new perspectives that make us think.