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December 29, 2021

CLOTHING THE PANDEMIC: A Virtual Exhibition of Covid-19 Face Masks from Around the World Exhibition

Online exhibition from December 2021 to December 2022

This virtual exhibition is an international collaboration among numerous museum curators who have collected face masks for their institutions to document the material culture of the pandemic from 2020–2021. Over 100 masks have been curated into six major themes: Art & Intervention; Politics & Protest; Solidarity & Communities; Body & Spirit; Innovation & Sustainability; and Fashion & Pop Culture. Experience masks in ways you may not have imagined: as expressions of joy, heroism, activism, cultural pride, and as symbols of hope and unity.