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State of the (visual) arts: Where do our local museums & galleries go from here?

Original post made on Jun 16, 2020

We check in with a number of museums and galleries located on the Peninsula and in the South Bay to see how they have coped over the last three months and what they hope to do in the future.

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Posted by Name hidden
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on Jun 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm

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Posted by Wonder
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2020 at 7:07 am

I wonder if air filtration could be a way to make visiting art galleries really safe. Since they are different than theaters in that people can already space apart, if patrons could also rely on air filtration to know the air was essentially as good or better than outside, then it seems like this could be a way forward. Air filters could be beneficial for the art, too, as cleaning product residues are not healthy for art or people.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:38 pm

Posted by Wonder, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood

>> I wonder if air filtration could be a way to make visiting art galleries really safe.

I agree with you. With limitations on the number of visitors per a given area, I would think that with good air filtration, any kind of museum or gallery should be able to provide air as safe as outside. But, it would have to be done right, and, until now, people mostly did not think about this issue.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:56 pm

We're not visiting any museum or gallery or theater unless they make 6 feet social distancing really easy to achieve for all visitors for their entire visit. If these museums need money or want to continue serving the public during this closure time, they should look for ways to leverage their material and expertise into online offerings. Other venues are working on this and hopefully they can work together to reduce wasted effort.


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