Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Photograph courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art are teaming up to use art to encourage prevention and awareness of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Indigenous and people of color.

The art installation “RESIST COVID | TAKE 6!” is springing up around Eugene and Springfield this month.

The first two works from “RESIST COVID | TAKE 6!” were installed on the side of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus last week. Other pieces will be installed throughout the area later this month. The phase “take 6’” refers to the recommended social distance of 6 feet.

“It’s really about trying to assist saving lives by systematically informing people over and over and over, … the basic things that they must do in order to survive this pandemic,” said Weems, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant award winner, in the project announcement.

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