A Social Distance, directed by Ivan Cash and Jacob Jonas. (Video courtesy of The Atlantic.)

News & Notes from the Creative Community

From the week of May 1, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented serious challenges to artists and museums across the country (and world), the artistic community continues to find new and inventive ways to connect and create during this time of uncertainty. Look no further than the must-watch video above for evidence. American filmmakers Ivan Cash and Jacob Jonas crowd-sourced a collective look at global life during the crisis featuring dozens of people from 30 of the world's most-affected countries. The results are a stunning display of hope and resilience for these anxiety-ridden times.

Here are a few other news items and stories that struck a chord with the Denver Art Museum staff in the past week:

Art news from Colorado:

As coronavirus wreaks havoc on Colorado’s creative communities, artists rally around each other (via CPR News)

Denver Parks & Recreation @ Home offer online activities starting April 20 (via 303 Magazine)

The "Gift Basket" is a heartfelt, and urgent, present from Denver artists to all of us (via The Denver Post)

Art news from around the globe:

Five figurative painting exhibition to view online (via Artsy)

‘Hope’ Artist Shepard Fairey makes new series of freely downloadable posters celebrating healthcare workers (via Artnet)

Bright tape promoting social distancing transforms public architecture in Singapore (via Colossal)

What we miss without museums (via The New Yorker)

How three different museums are facing Covid-19 (via Artsy)

Rubin Museum offers daily mindfulness tips, guided meditation sessions using its Buddhist art collection (via Artnet)

Artists show art on their balconies and museums start commissioning it (via Artnet)

The (creative) Empire Strikes Back… with cuff links! (via MailChimp)

Bored curators asked to find their creepiest art, and things got weird fast (via Artnet)

Photographer Maryam Eisler is taking quarantine portraits of artists from Shirin Neshat to George Condo on FaceTime (via Artnet)

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Jeremy Medina is a digital content associate in the marketing department of the Denver Art Museum. Jeremy joined the DAM in 2020 and is looking forward to updating his bio with his favorite painting from the museum's collection after careful deliberations have been made.